Written by Jeff Mackey
In the '80s, people sang "We Are the World," but for Earth Day 2013, PETA gave that idea a very literal spin: Instead of
wearing their hearts on their sleeves, these good folks took off their sleeves (and everything else)
in favor of blue and green bodypaint for a demonstration in Vancouver. They reminded
everyone who saw them that we can help the planet simply
by choosing healthy and humane vegan foods.
So remember: If you want to save the world and its
inhabitants (or just look your
best without clothes), going vegan is the best way to
Written by Alisa Mullins
Following a government-appointed
panel's recommendation that kids as young as 9 should start being tested for high cholesterol, some doctors are raising objections and
expressing concerns that members of the panel may have been swayed by their
ties to drug companies.
The good news is that kids—and grown-ups—don't need to take
expensive and potentially dangerous drugs to lower their cholesterol. A
University of Toronto study showed that people who ate a vegetarian diet high
in cholesterol-lowering foods, such as tofu, oats, barley, peas, beans,
eggplant, flaxseeds, okra, and almonds, were able to reduce their "bad"
cholesterol levels by up to 35 percent.
Each additional 100 milligrams of
cholesterol that you consume by eating meat, eggs, or dairy products—the only dietary sources of cholesterol—add roughly five points to your
cholesterol level, which increases your risk of a heart attack. By contrast,
every time you reduce your cholesterol level by 1 percent, you reduce your risk
of a heart attack by 2 percent.
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If you want to lower your cholesterol
without scary side effects, try switching to healthy and humane vegan meals.
Find out how easy it is by ordering your free vegetarian/vegan starter kit today.
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