How to Avoid a Broken Heart This Valentine’s Day

Published by PETA.

If you’ve suffered through having your heart broken (and who hasn’t?), you know it feels like you want to die. But if your heart actually were to (physically) break, you really could die. So as Valentine’s Day nears, PETA is placing this digital billboard in two locations in Montgomery, Alabama—a state with one of the highest rates of heart disease in the nation.

Why do vegetarian hearts have an edge over carnivorous tickers? A recent study found that vegetarians are 32 percent less likely to suffer from heart disease. In fact, staying away from all the saturated fat and cholesterol in meat, dairy products, and eggs gives vegans a significant advantage in avoiding a range of life-threatening diseases, including cancer, strokes, and diabetes

And when your healthy heart starts beating in rhythm with that special someone’s, it’s good to remember that vegans also get a boost in their love life because we’re less susceptible to sexual dysfunction. So whether your heart needs Cupid or a cardiologist, there’s one prescription: Go vegan

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind