Why Should We Avoid Consuming Animal Products?
October 7, 2013
Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous
quotes, news and commentaries.
- USDA Program Continues to Fail
- Famous Quote: George
- Eggs Linked to Heart Disease Once Again
verse: Colossians 3:16
- Why We Should Avoid Eating Meat
- This Week’s Video: Breast Cancer Survival Vegetable
1. USDA Program Continues to Fail
The meat inspection
program that the USDA wants to implement in pork plants nationwide in
order to increase the speed of processing lines by as much as 20
percent and to cut the number of USDA safety inspectors at each plant
in half continues to show flaws and problems, especially failing to
reduce meat contamination.
USDA pilot program fails to stop contaminated meat
course, finding more ways to increase the speed at which God’s animals
are slaughtered might seem efficient, but at the end, it only creates
misery to these animals and to humans. Humanity doesn’t need more
animals to be killed. We need no animals to be killed and for
compassion to be extended to all creatures. This is the way to make
this world a better place.
2. This Week’s Famous Quote
“Animals are my friends, and I don’t eat my friends.”
George Bernard Shaw
3. Eggs Linked to Heart Disease Once
A new study reported in the New England Journal of
Medicine says eggs can increase the risk of heart disease because of
the way they are digested, much like meat. In the case of eggs, it is
lecithin in them that raises the risk of heart disease due to its
effect on intestinal bacteria. When you eat an egg, bacteria in the
gut help convert the lecithin to TMAO. It turns out that those people
with the highest levels of TMAO in their blood had a "2.5-fold higher
risk of major adverse cardiovascular events" compared to those with
the lowest amount of TMAO.
Bad News for Egg Lovers: Heart Disease Study Spoils Our Breakfast
Eggs are certainly not needed in a healthy, balanced diet
because they are high in cholesterol and saturated fat. Moreover, eggs
are produced in ways that hens and their babies suffer egregious
cruelty. Replacing eggs for a plant-based food is certainly good for
our bodies and good for God’s chickens.
4. This Week’s
(RSV) Colossians 3:16
“Let the word of
Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all
wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with
thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
When Jesus' teachings of
compassion, mercy and peace dwell in our hearts, we are able to help
our brothers and sisters in Christ to be more aligned with God’s will.
With thankfulness and mindfulness we praise our Creator.
5. Why We Should Avoid Eating Meat
Ethically speaking, humans
have many reasons to abstain from eating meat and now, nutritionally
speaking, the evidence has never been clearer: less is better. From
Harvard nutrition guru, Dr. Walter Willet to Dr. Neal Barnard,
President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, many
are the experts who avoid meat as much as possible or completely,
given that research consistently shows that eating meat increases the
risk of heart disease and various cancers.
Should We Eat Meat?
Eating animal products carries much
suffering and death for all of God’s Creation. On the other hand,
adopting a plant-based diet alleviates both, human and nonhuman
suffering. In short: vegetarianism honors God’s Creation.
6. This Week’s Video
Learn, in this short video, how simple
changes in diet and lifestyle may quadruple a woman’s survival rate
from breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Survival Vegetable
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