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Plant-Based is the Best!
June 23, 2014

Welcome to the weekly CVA blog! In it you will find famous quotes, news and commentaries.

  1. Jennifer Lopez Goes Vegan
  2. Famous Quote: Dr. Will Tuttle, The World Peace Diet
  3. Arizona Jails Switch to Veg Meals
  4. Bible Verse: Psalm 119:30
  5. Eat Plant-Based to Reduce Prostate Cancer Rate
  6. This Week’s Video: James “Lightning” Wilks

1. Jennifer Lopez Goes Vegan

Jennifer Lopez, who is a well-known singer, actress and currently one of the judges in the TV show “American Idol”, has adopted a vegan diet. She says, "You do feel better. I do recommend the vegan diet because you wake up and feel great!"

Please visit Jennifer Lopez has gone vegan.

Many people look up to celebrities so it helps our movement when someone like Jennifer Lopez, who is very focused on her image and her health, recognizes the benefits of a plant-based diet and decides to transition to it.

2. Famous Quote

Actually, the taste that we prize in animal foods is more like the sex we would have as rapists, for the prostitute may at least consent and profit from our cravings, but the animal is always forced against her will to be tortured and killed for our taste and questionable pleasure.”

~ Dr. Will Tuttle, The World Peace Diet

3. Arizona Jails Switch to Veg Meals

All the jails in Maricopa County, AZ, are transitioning to meat-free meals in order to save costs. Of course, this translates to health benefits for the inmates and to alleviating animal cruelty.

Please visit Arizona Jail Goes Meat-Free.

Eating a plant-based diet can be a great way to save money and to promote a healthier lifestyle. More importantly it helps us to live in harmony with other creatures.

4. Bible Verse

(RSV) Psalm 119:30

I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.

Jesus taught us the way of inner-truth; a way that glorifies God and honors all Creation. Every day we are faced with choices and the path we chose reflects our inner-truth.

5. Eat Plant-Based to Reduce Prostate Cancer Rate

According to research presented this week at theAmerican Urological Associationannual meeting a diet high in fiber and carbohydrates and low in fat, protein, and dairy products may prevent prostate cancer.

Please visit Protein, fat and dairy linked to prostate.

Science and our faith are on the side of compassion and sustainability: a plant-based diet helps us be good steward of our bodies. Let’s put our faith in practice by aligning our food choices with Jesus’ teachings of compassion, mercy and love.

6. This Week’s Video: James “Lightning” Wilks

James "Lightning" Wilks, an MMA fighter is best known to many for winning The Ultimate Fighter TV challenge, US vs. UK. He holds a Black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a Brown belt in Brazilian Jui Jitsu. Watch this short video about why James, one of the fittest people on the planet, decide to go 100% plant-based.

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