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Restore Your Health, Go Vegan!
November 12, 2012

Welcome to the weekly CVA blog!  In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries.

  1. Eat Your Veggies to Get Your Protein
  2. Famous Quote: Percy Bysshe Shelley
  3. Nuts: Important Foods in Plant-Based Diets
  4. Bible verse: 1 Corinthians 10:31
  5. Got Diseases? Go Vegan!
  6. This Week’s Video: National Conference to End Factory Farming 2011

1. Eat Your Veggies to Get Your Protein
 
Protein from meat is certainly overrated. This article explains in a clear way why it’s easy to meet our protein requirements if we eat a variety of plant-based foods. While in the past it was thought that meat was the only way to get complete proteins, abundant scientific evidence shows that plant-based foods contain all the amino-acids needed by a human body and that eating a balanced plant-based diet fulfills all our protein requirements. Simply put, there is no need for animal products in a healthy human diet.

Please visit Want Protein? Eat Your Veggies
http://www.care2.com/causes/want-protein-eat-your-veggies.html
 
How wonderful it is that we don’t need to rely on the suffering and death of God’s animals to enjoy healthy, peaceful and joyful lives! Living in harmony with our fellow Earthlings is good for all of God’s Creation!


2. This Week’s Famous Quote
 
There is no disease, bodily or mental, which adoption of vegetable diet, and pure water has not infallibly mitigated, wherever the experiment has been fairly tried.

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley 


3. Nuts: Important Foods in Plant-Based Diets
 
This excellent article explains why, although high in calories, nuts are nutritionally healthful foods that are an important part in plant-based diets. Nuts are great source of protein, fats, antioxidants and many micronutrients. Their many benefits include hunger control and reduction of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart-disease, aside from their incredible nutritional value. Please visit Why more people are going nuts for nuts:
http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-nuts-20121013,0,2424457.story


4. This Week’s Bible Verse

(RSV) 1 Corinthians 10:31

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Every action can glorify God, even eating or drinking. So it only makes sense that what we eat or drink is, indeed, important. I can hardly imagine that eating the flesh or secretions of an animal who suffers unnecessarily could be honoring or glorifying to God. On the other hand, mindfully choosing foods that bring restoration and reconciliation in God's Creation, I believe honor and glorify God. 



5. Got Diseases? Go Vegan!
 
Abundant scientific evidence indicates that animal products (meat, dairy and eggs) contribute to the increasing rates of many of the chronic diseases that plague the Western world. Also, scientific evidence indicates that a well-balanced plant-based diet can help prevent these diseases and many times also reverse them. Take a look at the preventive and healing properties of plant-based diets on heart-disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and cancer: 4 Disease and Health Problems a Vegan Diet Will Help Prevent:
http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/10/16/4-diseases-and-health-problems-a-vegan-diet-will-help-prevent/
 
Plant-based diets bring healing, restoration and reconciliation to God’s Creation, and since we have been blessed with an amazing variety and abundance of plant-based foods there really is no reason to support the animal agriculture industry. 


6. This Week’s Video
 
A year ago in Washington DC, the 2011 National Conference to End Factory Farming brought together individuals and organizations representing the animal protection, health, and environmental movements that want factory farming to come to an end. In order to celebrate the anniversary of this conference, Farm Sanctuary is releasing videos of the Conference proceedings for free public viewing.

Please visit http://conference.farmsanctuary.org/ and share!


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