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  Vegetarianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Vegetarianism is a groing trend right now with more and more people choosing it as their diet.
Vegetarians eat much more than lettuce, actually their diet is most likely more rounded than a non-vegetarian/meat lover.
By eliminating meat from their diets, vegetarians also eliminate any of the potential disease associate with it.
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  Vegetarianism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vegetarianism in the 19th century was associated with many cultural reform movements, such as temperance and anti-vivisection.
Vegetarian restaurants (almost always lacto vegetarian) abound, and usually many vegetarian (Shakahari (~plant-eater) in Hindi) options available in all restaurants ('hidden' meat ingredients such as lard, gelatin, meat stock are not used in the traditional cuisine).
Vegetarianism amongst Brahmins stood at the highest at 55%, while it was lowest among Muslims and Christians at 3% and 8% respectively.
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 Vegetarianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Vegetarianism is a dietary practice excluding most or all body parts of any animal and products derived from them (e.g.
Vegetarianism of this sort is often associated with the animal rights movement, although not all ethical vegetarians subscribe to the notion of animal rights.
While vegetarianism is commonly defined strictly on the basis of dietary intake, many religiously, ethically or environmentally motivated vegetarians (in common with animal rights and Green movements) try to minimise the harm done to animals in all aspects of their lives.
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Vegetarian parents should give their children a variety of foods that provide enough calories and nutrients to enable them to grow normally.
If your vegetarian preteen or teen would rather make his or her own school lunch or opts to buy lunch, keep in mind that your child's idea of a healthy vegetarian meal may be much different than yours (i.e., french fries and a soda).
A vegetarian diet can be a healthy choice for all children, as long as it's properly planned and adequate nutrients are eaten.
kidshealth.org /parent/nutrition_fit/nutrition/vegetarianism.html   (1474 words)

 vegetarianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Vegetarianism, known in Sanskrit as Shakahara, was for thousands of years a principle of health and environmental ethics throughout India.
Hinduism is the only religion which preaches vegetarianism, as a way to live with a minimum of hurt to other beings, for to consume meat, fish, fowl or eggs is to participate indirectly in acts of cruelty and violence against the animal kingdom.
For good health, even certain vegetarian foods are minimized: frozen and canned foods, highly processed foods, such as white rice, white sugar and white flour; and "junk" foods and beverages-those with abundant chemical additives, such as artificial sweeteners, colorings, flavorings and preservatives.
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 Buddhism and Vegetarianism
Vegetarianism could not become a source of serious controversy in the bhikkhu sangha until the rise of fixed-abode monastic communities in which the monks did not practice daily alms-round.
Vegetarianism was not a part of the early Buddhist tradition and the Buddha himself was not a vegetarian.
Those who believe that vegetarianism is not necessary for Buddhists have equally compelling although more complex arguments to support their view: (1) If the Buddha had felt that a meatless diet was in accordance with the Precepts he would have said so and in the Pali Tipitaka at least, he did not.
www.urbandharma.org /udharma3/vegi.html   (2665 words)

The word 'vegetarian' was first used in 1842 to describe one who abstains from the use of flesh, fish and fowl as food with or without the addition of eggs and dairy products.
Upadhye writes,(9) "It is only a strict vegetarian that can assure himself that he is a cultured citizen who is not living at the cost of any other life in this commonwealth of animate beings.
Further, a vegetarian diet is conducive to a dispassionate and balanced mind and detached and equable attitude.
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Vegetarian diets offer disease protection benefits because of their lower saturated fat, cholesterol, and animal protein content and often higher concentration of folate (which reduces serum homocysteine levels) (5), antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, carotenoids, and phytochemicals (6).
Although vegetarian diets are lower in total protein and a vegetarian's protein needs may be somewhat elevated because of the lower quality of some plant proteins, protein intake in both lacto-ovo-vegetarians and vegans appears to be adequate (16).
Vegetarian diets are somewhat more common among adolescents with eating disorders than in the general adolescent population; therefore, dietetics professionals should be aware of young clients who greatly limit food choices and who exhibit symptoms of eating disorders (38).
www.seekwellness.com /nutrition/vegetarianism.htm   (3433 words)

 20 Questions About Vegetarianism
Vegetarian diets are lower in saturated fats, cholesterol, and animal protein.
Vegetarian diets that are low in saturated fats have been successfully used to reverse severe coronary artery disease.
Vegetarian or not, a healthy diet is low in cholesterol and saturated fat and is based around fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein.
www.primusweb.com /fitnesspartner/library/nutrition/vegetarian.htm   (1913 words)

Vegetarianism is the practice of not eating meat.
Thus vegetarians are less likely to suffer from heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, arthritis, and many forms of cancer.
The vegetarian recognizes that plants have a lifeforce; however, most plants are harvested at the end of their short lifespans, or else only the fruits are picked, leaving the plants intact.
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Vegetarian parents should give their children a variety of foods that provide enough calories and nutrients to enable them to grow normally.
If your vegetarian preteen or teen would rather make his or her own school lunch or opts to buy lunch, keep in mind that your child's idea of a healthy vegetarian meal may be much different than yours (i.e., french fries and a soda).
Even if preteens or teens are approaching vegetarianism in a healthy way, it's still important for them to understand which nutrients might be missing in their vegetarian diet so that they can replace them and avoid nutritional deficiencies.
www.kidshealth.org /parent/nutrition_fit/nutrition/vegetarianism.html   (1474 words)

Vegetarians also vary in their attitudes towards supplementation, conventional medicine, and many other matters that may affect their health.
Vegetarian children not exposed to sunlight are at risk for vitamin D deficiency.
Vegetarianism based on sound nutrition principles can be a healthful choice, but neither vegetarians nor omnivores have a monopoly on healthful eating.
www.quackwatch.org /03HealthPromotion/vegetarian.html   (1764 words)

Since vegetarianism includes such a wide variety of dietary habits, it is difficult to generalize about the benefits and risks of the vegetarian diet.
Vegetarians in the U.S. have a lower incidence of heart disease than the general U.S. population.
Vegetarian or nonvegetarian diets that are low in fat, saturated fat and cholesterol may decrease blood cholesterol levels.
www.fcs.uga.edu /pubs/current/FDNS-E-18.html   (1945 words)

 Dr. Helen: Vegetarianism
I now look skeptically at people who preach vegetarianism to others as a type of religion--they are often the same ones who tout peace and brotherhood while trying to mask their feelings of aggression.
I once had a vegetarian who left me stranded on the side of a busy interstate while she rescued a dog--obviously, my life was expendable--or I guess she figured I could care for myself.
Vegetarianism and "peace" protesters are possible in America largely becuase we have been so successfull in maintaining peace and security here for so long.
drhelen.blogspot.com /2005/11/vegetarianism.html   (11182 words)

 Myths and Truths About Vegetarianism
There are benefits to vegetarian diets for certain health conditions, and some people function better on less fat and protein, but, as a practitioner who has dealt with several former vegetarians and vegans (total vegetarians), I know full well the dangerous effects of a diet devoid of healthful animal products.
Concerns about vitamin D deficiencies in vegetarians and vegans always exist as this nutrient, in its full-complex form, is only found in animal fats (18) which vegans do not consume and more moderate vegetarians only consume in limited quantities due to their meatless diets.
Vegetarians are known for their tendencies to mineral deficiencies, especially of zinc (111) and it is the high phytate content of grain and legume based diets that is to blame (112).
www.westonaprice.org /mythstruths/mtvegetarianism.html   (13321 words)

 Buddhist Studies: Vegetarianism
Vegetarianism was not a part of the early Buddhist tradition and the Buddha himself was not a vegetarian.
nuns are strictly vegetarian and the lay community try to follow there example although many do not.
Those who believe that vegetarianism is not necessary for Buddhists have equally compelling although more complex arguments to support their view.
www.buddhanet.net /e-learning/dharmadata/fdd21.htm   (671 words)

 Vegetarianism: A Means to a Higher End
The word vegetarian, coined by the founders of the British Vegetarian Society in 1842, comes from the Latin word vegetus, meaning "whole, sound, fresh, or lively," as in homo vegetus-a mentally and physically vigorous person.
One of the most common objections non-vegetarians raise against vegetarianism is that vegetarians still have to kill plants, and that this is also violence.
It's true vegetarians have to kill some plants, and that is also violence, but we do have to eat something, and the Vedas say, jivo jivasya jivanam: one living entity is food for another in the struggle for existence.
www.webcom.com /~ara/col/books/VEG/hkvc1.html   (4751 words)

 Vegetarianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
What is seldom pointed out are the millions of conventional eaters who suffer from constipation, malnutrition, gout and a host of other problems and diseases brought on by a lack of fresh fruit and vegetables in their diet, combined with the adverse effects of meat.
Vegetarian eating is about eating a wide variety of foods prepared in an abundance of different ways.
Many vegetarian staples had their origin in different countries hundreds of years ago pasta from China (and later Italy), tofu from China, and tempeh from Indonesia.
www.animal-lib.org.au /lists/vego/vego.shtml   (2081 words)

 Vegetarianism in a Nutshell -- The Vegetarian Resource Group
Among the many reasons for being a vegetarian are health, ecological, and religious concerns, dislike of meat, compassion for animals, belief in non-violence, and economics.
Vegetarians easily meet their protein needs by eating a varied diet, as long as they consume enough calories to maintain their weight.
Common vegetarian foods: macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, cheese pizza, eggplant parmesan, vegetable soup, pancakes, oatmeal, grilled cheese, bean tacos and burritos, vegetable lo mein, French toast, French fries, vegetable pot pie, fruit shakes, bread, yogurt, cheese lasagna, peanut butter and jam, fruit salad, corn flakes...
www.vrg.org /nutshell/nutshell.htm   (1804 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Lifestyle Choices: Vegetarianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-30)
Beyond Vegetarianism - Reports from veterans of vegetarian and raw-food diets, veganism, fruitarianism, and instinctive eating, plus new science from paleolithic diet research and clinical nutrition.
Vegetarian Beers - Lists many (mainly British) beers and whether or not they are suitable for vegetarians.
Vegetarian Diet - Definition, origin and history of vegetarianism; lots of useful information, including how to raise infants on a vegetarian/vegan diet.
dmoz.org /Society/Lifestyle_Choices/Vegetarianism   (760 words)

 The Environment Directory - Health:Vegetarianism
North American Vegetarian Society has been for 26 years a North American consortium of local vegetarian societies (now numbering 160 affiliates) and individual members, NAVS publishes "Vegetarian Voice" and various brochures and booklets related to vegetarian living.
Vegetarian Resource Center is a drop-in center with thousands of books, 45 years of vegetarian publications (including local group newsletters and glossy periodicals), and audio-video resources on various issues in vegetarianism, including history, personalities, politics, culture, etc.
Vegetarian Youth Network - We are an organization run by and for vegetarian youth (children through college-age) worldwide.
www.webdirectory.com /Health/Vegetarianism   (817 words)

Position of The American Dietetic Association (1996): Vegetarian Diets - It is the position of The American Dietetic Association (ADA) that appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, are nutritionally adequate, and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.
Vegetarian Resource Group - A non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger.
Vitamin B12: Facts For Vegetarians - PCRM - B12 is in all common multivitamin tablets, and many foods are enriched with B12.
www.ability.org /veget.html   (2309 words)

 fUSION Anomaly. Vegetarianism
In the United States, vegetarianism is usually synonymous with ovo-lacto vegetarianism; and will sometimes be assumed to tolerate some meat, for instance, chicken (or "at least" fish)(This is not vegetarianism, but only the term is used to denote a fad or health-based reasoning, as opposed to an ethical one).
In both environmental and economic terms, many vegetarians point out that the cost of raising a kilogram of animal protein is many times the cost of growing a kilogram of vegetable protein.
Even though a vegetarian might contend that plants do not have the same sensory mechanisms to feel pain, some people feel that it is a worthwhile philosophical question.
fusionanomaly.net /vegetarianism.html   (5913 words)

 Animal Rights Concerns : Vegetarianism
Here are facts showing the dangers of eating meat because of the large amounts of antibiotics fed to livestock to control staphylococci (commonly called staph infections), which are becoming immune to these drugs at an alarming rate.
By comparison, U.S. meat and pharmaceutical industries gave their full and complete support to the routine feeding of antibiotics to livestock, turning a blind eye to the threat of disease to the consumer.
Many of those who have adopted a vegetarian diet have done so because of the ethical argument, either from reading about or personally experiencing what goes on daily at any one of the thousands of slaughterhouses in the U.S. and other countries, where animals suffer the cruel process of forced confinement, manipulation and violent death.
www.animalsuffering.com /vegetarianism.html   (1789 words)

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