Good Reasons To Be A Vegetarian (Part 2)

19 03 2009

16. A vegetarian diet reduces rates of skin cancer. This was reported by the New England Journal of Medicine.

17. Vegetarianism conserves the Earth’s water supply. An astounding 50% of all water consumption is used for livestock production. It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of meat but a mere 25 gallons to produce one pound of wheat.

18. Vegetables are the food of champions. Sally Eastall, a vegan marathon runner, who has represented Great Britain in the Olympics said, ” Since becoming vegan my running has improved considerably. Vegan food is ideal, high carbohydrate, low fat and plenty of vitamins and iron. I’m proud that I run without exploiting animals in any way.”

19. Vegetarianism is part of your destiny. Henry David Thoreau wrote, ” It is a part of the destiny of the human, in it’s gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized.”

20. You will feel greater peace and serenity. A vegetarian lifestyle opens the path to deep inner peace. Consider this observation from Chris Campbell, former U.S Olympic medalist and now an attorney: ” I don’t have to kill, or have someone else kill , another living being for my support.”

-from 365 Good Reasons To Be A Vegetarian.

( to be continued)

I biked today for 1 hour and 27 minutes.

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God bless us and see you at the Condura race 21 kms this Sunday!

“Give me a spirit of peace, dear Lord

Midst the storms and the tempests that roll

That I may find rest and quiet within,

A calm buried deep in my soul.”

There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God.-Psalm 46:4

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