Vegetarian; yes or no?

In the last few months I decided to be vegetarian, or more like pescetarian (I do eat fish), for 1 day a week. Particularly every Friday, due to both religious as well as healthy reasons. I figured my body could use one day break from meat. I always used to say I could never be vegetarian, but now I’m starting to change my mind.

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I’ve come across a few articles lately which highlight how big the meat industry is. I never even thought about how much pollution this industry causes. According to Environmental Defense, if every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetarian foods instead, the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads. According to the Vegetarian Society, 2million animals are slaughtered every day in Britain, while the livestock industry produces 18 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. I find this quite fascinating; and here we are worrying about weather to use plastic bags or not. Of course being a big animal lover, at the back of my mind was always that inhumane factor of slaughtering animals for food. However, every time I think about becoming vegetarian, I realize it is not easy to do as we live in a society which is bombarded with meat and its products. Socially, it would be very challenging for me as going to restaurants or other people’s houses usually doesn’t offer many vegetarian options. Hopefully there will come a day when I will decide to try it full time, and for now I will stick to my one day a week.

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Vegetarians overall have a much healthier living with fever disease and longer life expectancy. However being vegetarian also brings the challenge of not getting enough good quality protein necessary for the body. This is why it is important to find the right supplement which can replace this. I have recently started taking this Jia Hor Instant Soya Protein powder which has all the protein necessary for the body and is free from purine, allergens, cholesterol and fat. Human body is made up of 25% protein and it is important for us to replenish enough protein for cell regeneration.

Adult Protein Requirements: for every 1kg of weight, 1g of quality protein needed

Children Protein Requirements: for every 1kg of weight, 2g of quality protein needed

This protein powder is very convenient and effective. I’m not a big fan of soya taste so what I normally do is create a blend of frozen strawberries, almond milk, plain Greek yoghurt, Soya Protein Powder and I also add fibre. This is great to even replace a meal when in a hurry or even if trying to loose weight.

Jia Hor Istant Soya Protein Powder consists of isolated soya protein, lecithin, calcium caseinate, papain, and bromelin. It is readily absorbed by human bodies, up to 95% and most importantly it does not contain aflatoxin which is a carcinogenic found in some beans and nuts.

  • Lecithin helps reduce the build-up of excessive fats in the blood vessels and the liver, in addition to encouraging developmental growth of the brain. It this ideal for pregnant women to ensure healthy development of brain functions in the foetus. At the same time, it also contributes to preventing the onset of senile dementia among the aged.
  • Papain (papaya enzyme) and bromelin (pineapple enzyme) are capable of breaking down the large molecules of proteins into smaller ones to enhance their digestion and assimilation.
  • This exclusive formulation allows you to assimilate all the essential amino acids in one go and keep you fully energized all-day long.
  • Maintains strong and healthy physique
  • Great for healthy skin, hair and nails
  • Fast healing of wounds
  • Improves gastric conditions

 

Even being vegetarian for 1 day a week can make a difference so try it out. Your body will feel much lighter and you will have much more energy. If you are vegetarian already, choose your source of protein wisely and make sure your body can absorb it.

 

Stay Healthy,

 

Dina

 

 

Source:

http://www.alternet.org/story/134650/the_startling_effects_of_going_vegetarian_for_just_one_day

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