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    15 Reasons to be a Vegetarian

    http://www.alternet.org/healthwellness/66075/

    1. You'll ward off disease. Vegetarian diets are more healthful than the average American diet, particularly in preventing, treating or reversing heart disease and reducing the risk of cancer. A low-fat vegetarian diet is the single most effective way to stop the progression of coronary artery disease or prevent it entirely. Cardiovascular disease kills 1 million Americans annually and is the leading cause of death in the United States. But the mortality rate for cardiovascular disease is lower in vegetarians than in nonvegetarians, says Joel Fuhrman, MD, author of Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss. A vegetarian diet is inherently healthful because vegetarians consume no animal fat and less cholesterol and instead consume more fiber and more antioxidant-rich produce -- another great reason to listen to Mom and eat your veggies!

    2. You'll keep your weight down. The standard American diet -- high in saturated fats and processed foods and low in plant-based foods and complex carbohydrates -- is making us fat and killing us slowly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a division of the CDC, the National Center for Health Statistics, 64 percent of adults and 15 percent of children aged 6 to 19 are overweight and are at risk of weight-related ailments including heart disease, stroke and diabetes. A study conducted from 1986 to 1992 by Dean Ornish, MD, president and director of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California, found that overweight people who followed a low-fat, vegetarian diet lost an average of 24 pounds in the first year and kept off that weight 5 years later. They lost the weight without counting calories or carbs and without measuring portions or feeling hungry.

    And More: http://www.alternet.org/healthwellness/66075/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saorsa
    You can buy vegetable "roast duck" from Asian Food Grocer online for $1.39 a 10 Oz. can and Vegetarian Duck w/ Shiitake for $1.29 per 5.3 Oz. can. I just added a whole can of the vegie duck w shitake to some miso soup and it was dilicious. Shipping is very reasonable.
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    You can get a 26 Oz. tub of organic miso paste, enough to make a few gallons of miso soup or stock base, for $4.89. Also at the Asian Food Grocer. This makes up into a very tasty, hearty, high protien soup. I just scarfed down most of a quart of miso soup made from this paste and I guarantee it.

    http://www.asianfoodgrocer.com/index...OD&ProdID=4329
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    um.. it would help the climate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rbrauer
    um.. it would help the climate?
    Yes, it would help the climate.

    It would also help the climate of human environmental consiousness; an indication that we were coming to terms in a healthy, mature and responsible way with being the custodians of the resources of the living parts of the Earth.
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    veg food good I can only suppose. I like it all.
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    Thanks for the links, Juke. Looks like good stuff I'm learning how to cook Indian cuisine, currently. I love a good kofta dish.
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    Indian cuisine is the way to go IMO if you're looking for tasty albeit spicy meatless meals. Aloo Gobi is my favorite. Yum.

    http://www.recipesindian.com/indian_...Aloo-Gobi.html

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    Here's more reasons to be a Vegetarian! LOL

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    Top 10 Trans Fattiest Foods

    A Calorie Counter went through a ton of restaurants and came up with the places that serve up the highest doses of trans fats. Here's the top 10 of the 88:

    10. White Castle French Fries - Sack: 11 grams
    9. Dairy Queen Chicken Strip Basket 6-piece: 12 grams
    8. White Castle Clam Strips - Sack: 12 grams
    7. Jack in the Box Bacon Cheddar Potato Wedges: 12 grams
    6. Jack in the Box Fish & Chips: 12 grams
    5. White Castle Chicken Rings - 20 rings: 13 grams
    4. Burger King Hash Browns: 13 grams
    3. KFC Chicken Pot Pie: 14 grams
    2. White Castle Fish Nibblers - Sack: 16 grams
    1. White Castle Homestyle Onion Rings - Sack : 30 grams

    The American Heart Association recommends no more than 2 grams of trans fat per day.

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    I can think of one reason NOT to be a vegetarian. TOFU!

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