October 1, 2012

World Vegetarian Day

"Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace." - Albert Schweitzer

It's World Vegetarian Day!

Sponsored by: ecoVegan

Initiated by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and then endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union a year later, World Vegetarian Day was created (according to their website) "to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism." Today brings to light the environmental, economical, health, ethical, and compassionate benefits to a plant-based diet.

There are many, many reasons why going vegetarian is important.
- It reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, kidney stones, gallstones, obesity, high-cholesterol, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis
- It reduces exposure of animal-to-human disease transmissions and food-borne pathogens
- It takes over 10 pounds of plant protein to produce one pound of beef protein

For more reasons on why becoming a veg rocks, check out this Vegetarian Times article!

Today I'm celebrating with ecoVegan. They create delicious and nutritious meat alternatives that promote compassion and environmental sustainability. And, best of all?, ecoVegan is certified vegan, cholesterol free, an excellent source for protein, and contain no artificial colors, preservatives, or GMOs. A perfect company to spend World Vegetarian Day with!

Eat for the world. Eat for your health. Eat for the animals.

Happy World Vegetarian Day!

Disclaimer: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer. Opinions expressed are totally my own and are NOT in any way influenced by monetary compensation. Logo used with permission of company.