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Title: The Vegetarian Advantage

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-06-07 10:52:00


Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna! A good article on the benefits and nutrition values of Vegetarianism is attached to this post as a pdf file. Right-click and save target or link as to download it. Left-click to read it in your browser if you have Adobe Reader installed.


Title: Re: The Vegetarian Advantage

User: Unregistered   Date: 2006-06-07 22:38:46


Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!

I would like to make a comment that hopefully might benefit anyone who is starting on a vegetarian diet.


It is very important that our bodies get the correct balance of nutrients for it to stay well, and when people first start to follow a vegetarian diet , they sometimes just stop eating meat, and end up getting very little protein and B Vitamins in their diet, especially in the West where on the whole pulses such as dal arent eaten much.


There are vegetarian subtstitutes but not all of them are very nice and most have egg in them, so people may fill up instead on carbs and fats and vegetables, which although very satisfying to eat can lead to ill health later in life.


The recommended daily amount of protein the body needs to stay healthy is about 40-50g. All food packets in the West show the protein content on them, so until a new way of dieting is established and becomes second nature to someone, it might be wise to be quite careful to make sure you do get your protein daily by staying conscious of what you eat.


If anyone is interested to find out whether they are getting all the nutrients they need, I have a program here that  you type in daily what you eat for a week and it calculates if you are lacking any nutrients. If anyone wanted to know, if they kept a diary of what they eat for one week, I can put it through the program and let them know the results.


It is perfectly possible to eat a healthy diet without eating meat, fish, eggs, onion and garlic, but sometimes when first attempted it can be difficult to know what to eat instead. So I hope that this bit of advice will help anyone who is just starting on a vegetarian diet and save them from any ill health problems later.


Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!