Vegetarians have lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
Vegetarians have a greatly reduced chance of heart disease(science has found that mortality rates for vegans was 1/10th
that of meat-eaters), obesity, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, iron-deficiency, the E. Coli Virus, and many
The average person that eats meat consumes 10 times more protien than he/she needs.
A vegetarian diet can prevent 97 percent of coronary occlusions.
Protein: You can get lots of protien by eating whole grains in the form of oats, brown rice, and pasta; from nuts
and seeds, including spreads such as tahini and peanut butter; and legumes, including tofu, lentils, and beans. Even so, North
Americans suffer from too much protein, not too little. We get about 7 times more protein than we
Calcium: Cornbread, broccoli, kale, tofu, dried figs, tahini, great northern beans, and fortified orange juice
and soy milk are all excellent sources of calcium.
Iron: Iron-rich foods such as raisins, almonds, dried apricots, blackstrap molasses and fortified grain cereals
will meet the needs of most people.
Vitamin D: Vitamin D-enriched soy milk provides this nutrient without the added animal fat. A person who
spends as little as 15 minutes a day playing in the sunshine, with arms and face exposed, will get sufficient vitamin D.
Fiber: Whole-wheat bread, brown rice, oats, and vegetables supply fiber, which helps lower cholesterol.
Click on the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page for some helpful information on vitamin supply in different
Happy, healthy vegetarian children.
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Eating for life: Vegetarianism
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