World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day celebrates people eating non-animal foods. Every year, thousands of people move to a healthier, more socially responsible living.

Those people actively choose to change their lifestyles, they care about the lives of animals, they will want to end animal cruelty whilst avoiding the perils of heart disease. Vegetarians also actively choose to eliminate full time meat and animal products from their diets so they can live a more conscientious life.

How did World Vegetarian Day start?

It was established by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) in 1977 to help promote a vegetarian way of life, to educate people on the social and health benefits of cutting meat products from their diets.

As omnivores, we are capable of eating foods that don’t contain animal meat or products of any kind. Vegetarian diets are healthier than diets that contain animal fat. It’s important we think about what we put into our mouths.

Sticking to a low-fat vegetarian diet means we completely avoid diseases such as cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Meat proteins can also make you more sluggish.

Vegetarian diets not only remove animal fat from our diets and help reduce cholesterol, but they contain more fibre and antioxidants, known for their ability to fight cancer. For those who continue to follow a vegetarian diet, can add 13 years to our lives.

My Conclusion

Changing your lifestyle, so you eat vegetarian food, means you’re not only saving ‘your planet’ for future generations to come, but it will take years off your life, make you feel good, and can make you feel more energised.

1 Oct, 2019

4 thoughts on “World Vegetarian Day

  1. I fully support eating less meat for our health and for the benefit of the environment. We can’t ignore the impact that beef production has on greenhouse gas emissions, nor on our own health.

    Having stopped eating red meat several years ago I don’t miss it and really enjoy cooking vegetarian dishes and you can pretty much replace meat with veggie alternatives quite easily.

  2. Yes, having blogged on the diary for 9 years I have become even more passionate about my writing, topics and the imprint I am leaving on the world. Genuinely, I don’t think we think about and eating animals, not in any great detail, but what we are doing is impacting all of us and the world.

    That is just the start. Our health is important and eating animal protein is bad for us. Animals have a right to a voice and to live. I remember learning about the food chain in school and although the health implications weren’t talked about back then, it is very much something we must take note of now.

    Perhaps some of us aren’t bothered, but we must learn to be bothered, to make our lives better, healthier and to pave the way for future generations to come. The eco system you occupy is the same one occupied by animals.

    You kill them, you’re killing your children’s future and their children’s future. We must all do more, for ourselves, and the world. Time is running out.

  3. It’s amazing how much better I feel when I cut down on my meat intake. Eating less meat is something I really need to consider going forward.

    Thank you for being consistent in the area of diet and health, Ilana.

    1. You’re welcome Tim. I am pleased you also find my diet and nutrition blogs helpful. I do too.

      I gave up eating meat products some 8 years ago and also feel better for it, it was making me ill. Due to digestion complications through my disability has made me finding the right foods more difficult. Now it’s become a moral issue.

      There is no doubt in my mind giving up meat proteins is the right thing to do and if you can go vegetarian even better. We need to cut down on animal proteins, 1) it’s healthier and 2) because we occupy the same ecosystem as they do; we need them to survive for the human species to survive.

      I can’t stress that enough.

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