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CVA Blog
Monday, August 2, 2010

A Healthy and Compassionate Diet

1. What Is A Healthy Plant-Based Diet?

2. Famous Quote – Porphyry (233-304)

3. India is Turning more Vegan-Friendly

4. Bible verse – Hebrews 12:1

5. Veggie “Meats”

6. This Week’s Video – What does it mean to be a vegan?


1. What Is A Healthy Plant-Based Diet?

Transitioning to a plant-based diet can be an easy and enjoyable process if we learn how to obtain the necessary nutrients, such us calcium, iron, etc. Given that so many myths surrounding a vegetarian diet exist, it is important to stay well-informed. This article summarizes in a clear way the main aspects of a vegetarian diet in order to get the most health benefits from it.

Please search online for Stay healthy when going vegetarian

2. Famous Quote

He who abstains from anything animate ... will be much more careful not to injure those of his own species. For he who loves the genus will not hate any species of animals.

~ Porphyry (233-304)

3. India is Turning more Vegan-Friendly

According to People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India five years ago there were about 2,000 vegans in India and today there are 20,000. These numbers seem to be due to the raise in awareness about the dairy industry but also to the accessibility of vegan products and business, such as restaurants and bakeries, which in a sense challenge the basics of the country’s dietary legacy: its obsession with milk and other dairy products. To read the full article please search online for Going off the milky way

It is no surprise that more people are becoming vegan once they learn about the inherent cruelty of the dairy and egg industries. However, the numbers are still low, compared to the total population. It is imperative that more people learn that a vegan diet can be easy to attain and to learn about its benefits for all Creation.

4. Bible Verse
(RSV) Hebrews 12:1

"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us,"

We are called to follow God's will with faith and confidence, doing our best to avoid temptation. Focusing on Christ's teachings of compassion, mercy and love helps us detangle ourselves from obstacles and sin.

5. Veggie “Meats”

Vegetarians can enjoy tasty and healthful dishes using meat substitutes, such as tofu and tempeh. Moreover, the great variety of veggie meat replacers in the market has increased dramatically in the last few years. These “meats” are prepared entirely of vegetables and are added flavorings that mimic beef, lobster, chicken, etc.

To read the full article please search online for A look at the different types of vegetarian meats

Those people who in the past were reluctant to try a vegetarian diet because they thought they might miss eating meat, have now excellent meat replacers that can ease them into a new, healthier and compassionate diet that honors all of God’s Creation.

6. This Week’s Video

What does it mean to be a vegan? What does it involve? This short video summarizes beautifully the core values that define a vegan and how transcendental it is to adopt a plant-based diet for the animals, our health and the environment. Watch the video.

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