Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Leading health experts agree that a plant-based diet provides the best nutrition for both adults and children. Nutritional reseachers have, time and again, reminded us that many forms of cancers, coronary heart diseases, diabetes mellitus (Type II diabetes/non-insulin dependent), high blood pressure and chronic obesity can be prevented if we were to change our eating habits.

Meats which were once thought to provide an adult with all he needs for a healthy diet, unfortunately are also packed with saturated fat and cholesterol - two cuplrits which can cause obesity which eventually can lead to clogged arteries and heart attacks !

Milk and its by-products are not as healthy as one would like to believe. The high animal protein in milk causes calcium to actually leach from one's bones thus causing osteoporosis! But the milk industry would have us believe otherwise....... after all, we were told milk is full of calcium and so is great for our bones and teeth.

Eggs are such a versatile food, some would claim. And indeed it is if you take into account it is the most common ingredient in almost every processed food on the shelves of our supermarkets!
There have been debates with regard to its role in our diet... many would prefer to include it as it's easily available and a cheaper alternative to meats. BUT one egg alone contains a mind-boggling 220mg of cholesterol - which, eventually, can clog our arteries and cause cardiovascular diseases.

According to nutritional authorities, those who choose to live on a plant-based diet fare better in terms of health and well-being. Protein-rich sources include whole grains, legumes, brown rice, soy and its by-products (e.g tofu) nuts and seeds. Leafy green vegetables and fresh fruits provide all the vitamins, iron and calcium one needs. On top of it, there is no fear that consuming any of these will have any bad effects on their health. It is no wonder these people have a better sense of well-being and are free from the stress of diseases that often plague those who would eat otherwise. They have a stronger immunity system and are less likely to be stricken with everyday illnesses such as the common cold.

We are not here to offend, discriminate or to judge any one.... our wish is to let as many people learn of the hazards food can cause to one's health and physical well-being.

Everyone of us are free to make choices in life. We owe it to ourselves to make the right choices with regard to our health and eating habits. What we choose today will, invariably, determine the direction life will take us. Be wise and choose with care.....

Bon appetit !!

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