Sunday, 29 January 2012

Color in Foods

Color in foods is one of the food additives. Does not seem to us both vegetarians and meat fans never felt using food coloring. Food coloring itself can be divided into two categories, natural and artificial dyes. Of the two types of dyes are clearly has advantages and disadvantages of each.

We would often see a variety of colorful foods. It's interesting is not it? Especially for small children, of these colors can be tempting them to be able to consume them. For those of us certainly no stranger to colorful candy, light tomato sauce or even cakes with various patterns according to the sense of the colors offered. Not all dyes are made purely from what is shown. Like the tomato sauce with logo and description listed 100 percent original tomato-based. Are we going to take anything for granted? From personal experience of the authors who have friends who sell a wide variety of fish balls and beef meatballs, to press their spending to make tomato sauce instead of tomato derived from the original, but from a pumpkin and sweet potatoes that have been milled. The red color obtained from textile dyes, instead of using tomato as we think. Textile dyes commonly known in science with Rhodamin-B. Another example of the various cakes and sweets. Characteristics of foods containing dyes are Rhodamin or colors look bright, if after eating will be a little bitter on the tongue, and throat will be sore. Effects if consumed constantly be attacked by cancer and other deadly diseases. According to experience, the dye is good for the body is a natural dye.

Examples of making natural dyes such as red color of tomatoes, yellow color comes from turmeric, green color comes from the leaves of pandanus or orange color of carrots. At first glance it looks the same, no meaningful difference between natural and artificial dyes. Only laboratory tests can accurately prove where natural dyes are good for the body and which artificial coloring is harmful to the health of our bodies, but we certainly can distinguish clearly. On natural dyes, is not very resistant to changing weather around, the colors will quickly fade after 2-3 days, this is the nature that can not be denied. While the artificial coloring is highly resistant to weather changes, and tend to be durable. Not all manufacturers showing types of materials in the product label or packaging.

Our obligation to the parents, because it is vulnerable to this are the sons and our daughters. Children are very pleased and will be attracted by the striking colors. Instead of striking it is questionable. Vegetarian lifestyle starts from small things around us. Very fortunate for the vegetarians who do not like these foods will come from outside. Better to cultivate their own food with natural ingredients. May be useful.

Food Preservatives

Food preservatives often we encounter around us. Even we ourselves do not realize that we also use it everyday. At first glance when seen and compared with other foods also no significant difference. But the truth is very harmful to our bodies. Can we imagine if our bodies are infiltrated by dangerous substances.

Indeed we do not know if the foods we buy contain lots of it all. Food preservatives is a group of food additives which are inert to the body that is not harmful if consumed in small-scale effective. The use of preservatives is not limited to food alone, especially in industries like pharmaceuticals and cosmetics that are in the market. Use of the health of the pharmaceutical field is limited in the number and type used.

So many kinds of food preservatives. Now not only food products that are found various kinds of preservatives, but the preservative is also found in some types of fruit. It is widely found in fruits imported. We know that if imports are transported by boat takes longer than 2 days. While the nature of the fresh fruits with vitamin that can last a maximum of only 1-2 days. The rest of the fruit will experience decreased levels of both substances contained in it, even decay can occur. Examples of preservatives are common in the community eg formalin. The use of formalin is actually specific to the outside of the body, generally the use of formalin as pest killers, embalming, the manufacture of plastics and other plant uses. Short-term effects can include nausea, vomiting, eye pain and dizziness. Long-term effects can include disruption of the stomach, intestines and even cancer. Another example is borax. Another name borax is Sodium biborat. Borax is also used to actually outside the body, such as cockroach repellent, toilet cleaning fluid and bathroom cleaners other pests. Short-term effects are usually headache, nausea, and abdominal pain. The most dangerous effects are impaired liver function, kidney, even to death. Both examples of preservatives are usually found in the manufacture of fish balls, beef balls to make it more supple and durable. Making basic noodles are also many who use borax, or to preserve other foodstuff to which many traders make a profit

Living in modern times we as consumers are also advised to sort out which foods are good for our bodies. Vegetarians are very small chance to always get caught up in consuming processed foods or processed meat which has preserved a few days. Very happy it feels to have a healthy body with a small risk of suffering from various diseases.
Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus we know is the highest ranks as the deadly disease worldwide. People with diabetes should choose foods which are allowed for them, because each of the foods they eat can have a major impact on the overall health condition of the body. Diabetes can strike people of all ages, genders, from all walks of life and community background. If left unchecked, can cause kidney failure, permanent blindness, heart attack, wound healing process is slow, if it is infected it will take much longer even be amputated. Diet program is one of the most important ways to prevent or overcome diabetes. We also know that prevention is better than cure. Vegetarian lifestyle can reasonably meet the nutrition, vitamins, high fiber and prevention of diabetes.

This disease has struck more than 40 million people around the world. In the United States alone, 23.6 million people from 7.8 percent have diabetes, and in 2007 about 1.6 million people between the ages of 20 years and over diagnosed with diabetes. This disease inhibits the body's food processing. In normal human ingestion of food is digested and converted into blood sugar or glucose and circulated by the blood stream and converted into energy for the body, and glucose enter the cells of the body with the help of the hormone insulin. However, unlike diabetics who are not able to control the amount of glucose in their blood. This is because the mechanism in the body of the diabetics convert sugar into energy is not working properly. The hormone insulin that is not effectively work as in normal circumstances, so that the results of glucose accumulate and clog the bloodstream and cause problems such as fatigue, poor concentration, and the most severe stroke. If your intake is too low blood sugar and insulin levels less is not good for the body. Dizziness and head would quickly if left unchecked will lead to continued acute coma could even lead to death.

Indeed, diabetes is not curable, but can be prevented and controlled by the activity of a meatless diet, adequate exercise, preventive medicine, and others. Many vegetarians who have benefited and protected from diabetes with a diet that emphasizes vegetables, fruits, nuts daily as food. Calculation of the amount of carbohydrates in people with diabetes are also noteworthy. Because if you consume too many calories will make the number higher. It would be very important not to become a vegetarian?
Monday, 23 January 2012

Vegetarian for family

Vegetarian for family unity are two inseparable. Behavior vegetarians also strongly influenced by the surrounding environment, starting from the family environment. Especially if you as a parent and have a lot of baby. We would also want our children get a healthy and balanced life. Granted it's all better starting at the age young people, especially at the age of the children. It is also our duty as parents in addition to helping develop the physical, mental and spiritual lives of our children.

This is very difficult and hard for us to educate the baby and the environment so that our family to become vegetarians. Especially for the kids will feel heavy. Due to the culture in which our children will be filled with advertisements, messages or teachings of a variety of media. Like fast food ads, which offered a clown figure with his trademark motto and song, or by giving gifts to the children after making a purchase of certain packages of fast food.

The task for us as parents to slowly change not only our own diet, but our families too. One example by starting to fill our fridge with healthy foods such as local fruits such as apples or bananas or other fruits, can we alternated every few days. Reduce the portion of meat by combining it with nuts, or by mixing several types of vegetables. Changing the side dishes are so highly processed fats with grains and so on.

We as parents do not make drastic changes. Because it can make them directly appetite change, or even if their children on the child moody or even strike to eat. Do not give up easily. Perform a gradual, so they are not aware of changes to their diet. For children, they would really like and enjoyed the animals or animal cartoon characters like Donald duck or Shaun the sheep. Talk to them about eating in a way that is not cruel to animals.

Your behavior towards them can help them habits for life. Reducing obesity rates around the world from year to year higher. We also help ensure a more prosperous life is born and can continue the health of our children and grandchildren someday.
Sunday, 22 January 2012


Milk consumed by most countries in the world, including some among the vegetarians still consume most dairy products, but here there are many compelling reasons to eliminate dairy products from our diet.

Various types of milk on the market have been widely circulated among others, can prevent osteoporosis, but recent clinical research shows that it is not a guarantee can prevent or restore from the rottenness of the bones, and has not been tested in detail against the bone. Increase consumption of green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale and beans, plus the exercise activity is proven to make our bones strong and dense.

Dairy products contain lots of fat and cholesterol in the diet, which may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. Unless the milk produced from plant extracts such as soya milk is widely consumed pure Indonesian society. Low-fat vegetarian diet that eliminates dairy products, motor activity is enough, not too much stress and quitting smoking will not only help prevent heart disease, will make our body fit and healthy young.

We'll often hear the milk in which the bacteria live Sakazakii, a type of bacteria that can cause inflammation of the lining of the brain and intestinal inflammation in infants. In Indonesia many children milk or baby formula that contains bacteria. Milk also can not provide a consistent source, except for D in it. Effects of excess vitamin D in the blood can be toxic that causes calcium deposits in soft tissues of the body.

In addition, the substances contained in them such as milk proteins, sugar, milk fat, and saturated fat in dairy products may pose health risks for children at the age of growth and can make the development of chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus, obesity and the formation of plaque which can be inhibit the circulatory system that can lead to chronic heart disease.

We ought to choose to consume naturally nutrient-dense foods, like nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, including juices. We can meet all the requirements of calcium, potassium and vitamin D your body though not with milk.


Seafood is an excellent source of protein. Especially for young and old-growth period. It is common knowledge that the content contained in seafood among others contain omega 3. Omega 3 fatty acids are healthy that can help lower triglyceride levels, helps reduce cholesterol, reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack, and for the period of growth, this is very good omega 3 to help improve brain function. You may want to reduce the risk of cancer can run in your family, and eliminating red meat from your diet is an important way to do this. Perhaps by consuming seafood this is an alternative to red meat. Do you agree?

Perhaps we often see the news and shows on television and print media regarding the erosion of the ozone layer which have an impact on all living beings on this planet, including the plankton in the ocean, or on the tanker that sank and spilled oil spread across the surface of the sea, and most recently on Costa Concordia sinking luxury liner in which there are thousands of liters of fuel are difficult to be issued. Or about the garbage dumped into the sea. We also know the levels of mercury contained in a variety of seafood is very dangerous for our lives, especially in pregnant women, the risk of defects is very high if actually ingested. Plankton is the food of small marine animals. In the food chain, plankton are at the lowest position. We can imagine if the whole plankton mercury impacted or affected by the oil spill at sea. Not to mention the pollution caused by offshore oil drilling. The whole will be contaminated with various sea creatures such waste. We also know the effects for all aspects of life.

Human groups is difficult to escape from fish and other seafood, as seafood has a texture and content of which is almost the same as meat and poultry animals. The flesh of fish is the last alternative after we eliminate red meat, but the risk in the future we know the consequences. If you have realized the benefits of a vegetarian, then it's really a small step to building a healthy life in the future. Imagine how good you are at the present condition and future and for all your descendants.
Thursday, 12 January 2012


Detoxification is a cleansing harmful toxins in the body of one's much talked about all the circles on this. But it is rarely found in a vegetarian. Everyone would not like it when the body there are dangerous toxins that could one day attack the vital organs and makes the patient becomes ill or even cause death. Basically the toxins found in many carnivorous diet products. Foods that contain lots of fat and processed foods tend to slow down the digestive system and metabolic processes go uninterrupted.

These events can lead to harmful bacteria and toxins that accumulate and can lower the level of aggressiveness in ourselves as well as a number of digestive disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome. When we have become a vegetarian, in our bodies are rich in natural fiber from a variety of foods that we consume. Also all the automatic intake of vitamins is always fulfilled. Beverages are usually advertised on television and print media that he can carry a lot of fiber digestion and is very dangerous, because there are many specific substances. More over, very dangerous for pregnant women because most of these drinks contain aspartame.

When you reduce and eliminate the high fat content and eliminating processed foods, it will be a lot of energy your body will be a lot less to digest these foods. We also know the process in our bodies there is a peristaltic motion. This movement also need power and energy levels to promote foods with high fat and meat. Differences with the vegetarians, may be consumed only in the form of vegetables and fruits. Of course it is also very rare bacteria as well as compounds that are toxic and harmful to our bodies.

In an age of sophisticated, advanced and modern all-round this course many emerging new chemicals that are found. So it's a chore for us to be more careful which ones deserve and worthy of our consumption. Various toxins and compounds that are not well sprung. Starting from the air pollution and water pollution in the environment even close to us do not get out of it. Drugs that may often we consume it we him no matter who might be good for us can cause long-term effects, such as sleeping pills, tranquilizers and others. Long term effects could be cancer and cardiovascular disease. Perhaps the immediate symptoms of obesity, such as headache, cough, skin problems, digestive problems, and the weakness of our immune system. This was associated with toxicity. When you switch to a vegetarian, then at least you have love in your body, inhibiting the onset of disease and toxins that will develop in your body.

Vegetable juice and fruit juice

Vegetable juice and fruit juice is one of the good nutrients for our bodies. Some people also argue that by consuming the juice for detoxifying the body. Because everything can be juiced such as fruits and vegetables. This is a form of concentrated nutrition. Some vegetarians include only drink fresh fruit juice.

In addition to healthy and fresh, fruit and vegetable juices are good sources of traditional and natural nutrients. Citrus ( lemon, grapefruit, oranges, etc.) provided mostly contain vitamin C. Carrot juice contains most of the vitamins A, in the form of beta carotene. A number of green juices are good sources of vitamin E. Fruit juice is a source of various substances good for the body, among other essential minerals like iron, copper, potassium, calcium, iodine, and magnesium, which is widely available on the plant assimilated during the process of respiration.

In recent years a trend and a lot of attention in the community is wheatgrass juice is due to denseness of nutrients it contains.
One major advantage of wheatgrass juice is that it tastes fresh made from natural plant wheat grass land, contained some good energy for the body. Grass juice is a separate property that is rich in substances that are good for the body. The effects can be felt in the morning after consuming the juice.

Grasses that thrive should be consumed immediately after blended. Not well stored too long in the refrigerator. However, most of us get the fruits and vegetables that will be on the juice from the market, where his condition was not fresh anymore. They bought it probably had more than 2-3 days. Fruits and vegetables are not fresh anymore. Substances that are good for the body is much reduced. Should we buy directly on-site or planting himself directly in the garden or front yard.

Can be concluded, drinking lots of fresh fruit juices daily will cleanse your system in the body. Makes you feel really energized and excited back in the move. Your face will look beautiful and fresh for a woman. Maybe people will wonder what you do why the bias is different from the others.
Wednesday, 11 January 2012


Osteoporosis is a condition where we have thinning bones. In general this osteoporosis attack at old age, but did not rule can also attack the teenager. Do you know how fast osteoporosis can strike the vegetarian and non vegetarian?

Activity diet high in protein, especially animal protein, tend to cause the body to excrete more calcium, oxalate, and uric acid. All three of these substances is a major component of the growth of kidney stones. British researchers have suggested that people with a tendency of developing kidney stones should follow a vegetarian diet. American Academy of Family Physicians notes that high animal protein intake of most of the many forms of kidney stones. In the United States and other developed countries has recommended restrictions on high animal protein for the prevention of kidney stones.

Very much beneficial for vegetarians, because vegetarians are at lower risk for osteoporosis. Many dairy products or other foods mentioned biases prevent or cure osteoporosis, but not completely it can happen immediately, in it is much mixed with various ingredients of certain substances, so the possibility can prevent or cure is very small. Calcium products are not only found in meat and milk. Legumes such as peas, red beans. Vegetables are rich in calcium, such as collards, kale and spinach. Tofu and tempeh are also a good source of calcium. We also may have seen Popeye cartoons, where the refractive power of the bones to be strong by eating spinach vegetables. hehehehehe

When we consume meat, and at the same time we also consume supplements or medications to prevent osteoporosis, it is so not good for the body, because the side effects are very dangerous. Most experts agree that calcium supplements are very good that comes from natural food sources.


Weight loss one of which is strongly influenced by diet. Did you ever know the vegetarians are obese? Probably not. In fact, most of the vegetarian is almost synonymous with lean and healthy, right? When you will start any diet, what's the first thing the experts say to you? Surely the first thing recommended to increase consumption of vegetables to reduce the consumption of meat, especially red meathigh fat and pork.

What will happen if you go back to your old habits by eating it? In general, your weight will be increased again, and even more severe conditions when you are obese, such as difficulty breathing and exercise lazy.

Although you are not a vegetarian, but the food that you consume lots of fiber-containing foods, then you are said to be healthy bias. Your body gets an adequate supply of nutrients, metabolism in the body in balance. So your body will have more energy and stamina also increases. Wake up in the morning the body will feel refreshed. Activity also feels very light, exercise is also not so burdened by the weight of our bodies. The digestion process also smooth, do not experience constipation when bowel movements.

A diet that fails in general we figured if we do not mind eating the same then we torture our bodies. The way is to change that way of thinking. There are so many compelling reasons to eliminate meat from our diet, so why do not we just forget about being overweight? We focus only on healthy eating, or eating in a balanced way with the earth. You may not be aware if your weight will decrease and your body will feel healthier and fitter.

When your weight goes down, so much change in your self. Starting from your blood pressure back to normal and your risk for diabetes are also getting smaller. You'll look better and become more healthy and will probably leave your old ways. Good luck.
Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Bowels and Gastric Digestion

Bowels and gastric digestion is a very important tool for all mankind. The benefits of a vegetarian diet is also very influential for health and hygiene in the intestinesand stomach. The human digestive system, from prehistoric times designed tocultivate vegetables, not processed meat foods and so on. Fruits, vegetables,legumes and nuts provide the kind of dietary fiber is good for our digestion. Cannedand processed products are loaded with hormones and antibiotics, is actually not good for our bodies.

At the time of the digestive system is not functioning and working properly, then the affected part of disease and changes in DNA that are affected first in the stomach and intestinal cells. When we do not get enough fiber we need, we will suffer a number of digestive disorders, such as constipation and hemorrhoids. Usually we are required to eat fruits such as papaya or banana, because in both the fruit cannormalize colonic functions in the large intestine absorbs water and pectin can also produce substances that can turn harmful bacteria into bacteria that are good for the body. These diseases and syndromes are very rare for the vegetarians than meateaters.

Various other diseases of the colon that is rare in vegetarians include irritable bowel syndrome, and ulcerative colitis are chronic, susceptibility due to fiber content in a vegetarian diet is too high, of course, a diet high in dietary fiber derived from a vegetarian diet will reduce the likelihood or risk stricken with colon cancer.

When you consider the risks that come with a diet that includes meat and animal products, there are benefits you move into a vegetarian. Are you unsure if a burger or chicken fillet is very good for your body? Would not at least make sense toreplace the portion size and proportion of meat dishes with vegetables?

Vegetarian and cancer

Vegetarian and cancer, you might have an argument if the vegetarian is free of cancer. Do you really know how many sufferers and various types of cancer among vegetarians? The vegetarian in his body contained low in saturated fat, high fiber, and phytochemicals are compounds, ie compounds present in the dark vegetation that serves to prevent cancer. Large studies in Britain and Germany have shown that vegetarians probably about 40 percent more likely to develop cancer than meat eaters.

Research in the United States Seventh-Day Adventists, most of the lacto-ovo vegetarians, have shown significant reductions in cancer risk among those who avoid red meat. Similarly, breast cancer rates dropped drastically and the lower in countries, like China, which follow a vegetarian diet. However, Japanese women who follow Western diets, which are widely consumed meat diet eight times more likely to develop breast cancer than women who followed the vegetarian diet is more traditional. Meat and dairy products contribute to various forms of cancer, including colon, breast, ovarian, and prostate. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that middle-aged adults who ate red meat 19 percent more likely to be diagnosed with cancers of the kidney, than those who ate little red meat. High content contains many carcinogens are found in grilled meats and grilled meats.

The Harvard researchers are taking samples of tens of thousands of women and men have shown that regular meat consumption increases colon cancer risk of about 300 percent. Fat diets also encourage the production of the hormone estrogen in women. Increased levels of sex hormones is associated with breast cancer. A recent report noted that the rate of breast cancer among premenopausal women who consume too much animal fat meat (but not vegetable) one-third higher than women who ate little animal fat. Cambridge University also conducts research related to a diet high in saturated fat with breast cancer. One study linked dairy products with an increased risk of ovarian cancer. The content of lactose (milk sugar) clearly damage the ovaries. Eating meat every day can triple the risk of prostate enlargement.

Vegetarians avoid the animal fat diet, get abundant fiber, vitamins, and phytochemicals, may reduce the risk of cancer. In addition to the vegetarian, white blood cell content of more than non-vegetarians. White blood cells function as natural killer cells in the body of cancer.
Sunday, 8 January 2012

Vegetarians and heart disease

Vegetarians and heart disease, it's based on how to eat, no matter what your reasons for eating vegetarian food, no one denies that the health benefits, which is clearly derived from the addition of the consumption of red meat from your diet. Most, vegetarian contain levels of blood fats, cholesterol and triglyceride levels than meat eaters age and the same social status. High levels of blood fats associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Pollo vegetarians, those who sometimes eat eggs, meat and milk, which contains saturated fat which can raise cholesterol, will have higher cholesterol than vegans, because vegan anti to all foods of animal origin, but Pollo vegetarians generally have lower cholesterol levels than those eating meat every day.

Many scientists have found that men aged 40 years or older who eat meat six or more times a week, will be twice as likely to die from heart disease than people who abstain from meat. Among middle-aged men, meat eaters were four times more likely to suffer a fatal heart attack, according to the study, but not for women who have a lot of hormones in the body, women in middle age is very rarely a heart attack later in life than men. The risk of fatal heart disease has been found to be lower only among the older vegetarians. Although we have reduced the consumption of meat, milk, eggs and cheese, we should also consume lots of fruits, vegetables and nuts that abortion is not much different from the meat, milk and cheese are.

The types of vegetarians

The types of vegetarian are numerous, some of the categories determined by the abstinence of food consumed. Perhaps many people think vegetarians only partially composed of one homogeneous group that just do not eat meat. But it is very wrong.There are various categories of vegetarians for various reasons.

Vegetarians are generally defined as someone who does not eat meat. But that fact does not fit as envisaged, due to the fact that vegetarians can eat products such as milk, eggs and cheese. As lacto ovo vegetarians ie they consume plant materials do not eat meat, fish or poultry, but they consume eggs, milk or cheese. Group lacto vegetarians consume plant materials but they also consume dairy products and cheese, but do not consume eggs.

Vegan vegetarian groups do not consume animal products or ingredients of processed products, including milk or cheese. They only eat vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds and nuts. They also do not consume animal products, such as leather, milk or other organs. Vegan group also did not use white sugar because most of the bleaching process the color of sugar derived from animal bones.

There are several other categories of vegetarian groups, such as Pollo vegetarians.It can be said to be vegetarian vegetarian lowest class, true to say that if they consume vegetable products, but they are also given moment they also consume meat, milk or eggs. There is another community Fruitarians vegetarian, they eat only fruit. The reason is that fruits, like tomatoes, that growth does not need to be planted but the tomatoes to create a food source. They consider how to eat the most balanced and harmony with the earth is a natural way of eating.

The above categories such as vegetables, fruits and nuts are cooked first pass process. There are also consumes only eat raw foods or picked from the tree. It is based on the assumption that the process of cooking or processing food most of the nutrients in it will be lost, and to get all the nutritional value contained in the vitamins and amino acids from food, should be consumed raw, or juiced. If you must undergo a process of cooked first, nutrients, proteins and vitamins will decrease as the heating process.

When you go on a diet of one of the above, then you will get positive results from your body, but it would certainly be better if you get all the necessary proteins and vitamins that you need to maintain good body health, especially muscle and heart health you.
Saturday, 7 January 2012

Eating and animal suffering

Eating and animal suffering, it is very closely related. What is the reason we eat food? At a glance was like a silly question, because we eat the initial function is to provide intake in our body. Not a few of us also obtain an emotional gratification when we eat, and humans themselves are omnivores, meaning we eat everything, including meat and plants.

Many compelling reasons for us to be heading toward a vegetarian diet, many of them understand that it is very good for health. However, many people refuse to eat meat because of inhumane treatment of animals are mass produced. Mass-scale farms, such as the U.S. that meet people's consumption is a strange and cruel. When you eat meat, you eat the flesh of animals whose lives have been changed and should not be given prior to intake, supplement intake at the slaughterhouse.They are kept in small cages, so that the lives of the animals become easily stressed. There are after giving birth, their baby is taken, there is sometimes a day after their birth. They are fed growth hormones and antibiotics constantly and should not live their normal lives. Pigs are not allowed to root. Calves kept moving. Hens kept in cages, their beaks seared with a hot knife to burn to thwart the aggressive behavior that is inhumane acts.

We know, suffering and stress that they face in their lives will also be experienced by every cell of their bodies as well. If you think rationally that depression and stress can make people sick, it can infect the muscles and organs. Whether animals are also not experienced the same thing? We do not need meat or milk to survive. We no longer a hunting society such as prehistoric times, our consumer society only the top level.

It is time we started thinking for the body and our life in a healthy walk. We evolved from herbivores, but now we have strayed from the path of our own evolution. Indeed, during ancient times, gathering, hunting and eating meat when it's the only way to survive, but that is no longer the case today because now has abundant natural wealth, and the time the animals should live in the wild to breed and avoid extinction.


Veal or young beef animal is very much demand, this is because the taste is generated will be very different, seem more sweet to the tongue. There are few who argue and issues more attractive to a vegetarian diet of beef and how it is produced. While the meat industry, in fact cruel and inhumane, the beef industry is the worst.

The calf cow babies taken from their mothers. they were kept locked in a cage that prevents movement more, to keep their muscles remain soft. To produce beef that seems good, usually the breeders give a special supplement, the calves were fed a liquid iron deficiency and anemia in fibers that create the animal.

Giving a narrow cage where they acquire a short life, creating a very significant level of chronic stress for the animals, and they were then given a supplement that is much higher than drugs that are harmful to humans. Narrow confinement makes them weak and often unable to stand. We treat criminals who have committed the most violent crimes may be more humane but we treat innocent calves are very cruel.

Why are some people really want to eat meat but do not pay attention to the suffering of animals? What is your culinary experience that is very useful about the animals, especially cows, when he knows the process like that?

When I was about 20 weeks, the calf and then slaughtered. All the meat we eat has been produced through a process of mass slaughter. Their lives are so inhumane and their death is not humane, too, besides that it becomes less healthy for our consumption. The beef industry is a prime example of this. Changing to a vegetarian diet not only is a much more healthy for it to live in balance with the earth is absolutely necessary. This may be one thing centuries ago since prehistoric times for hunting meat, as this is a means to survive. In an age like today, mass production of beef is less guarded about the health and safety of consumers. Plus the growing number of diseases in farm animals such as cattle, including foot and mouth disease
Friday, 6 January 2012

Fish and mercury

Fish and mercury, most people think if they do not eat red meat and poultry from their diets, and healthy to eat fish. It thus bias also has a point, but there is also danger of eating fish and sea food. All human activities are conducted by exploiting the environment has a direct effect on fish and seafood we eat.

Elements of fish, shellfish and seafood is an important part of a healthy diet. Fish and shellfish contain high quality protein and other essential nutrients, are low in saturated fat, rich in animal fat and contain omega-3 fatty acids. A balanced diet that includes a variety of fish and shellfish can contribute to heart health and growth is good for children and development. So, women and young children in particular should include fish or shellfish in their diets because many nutritional benefits. However, nearly all fish and shellfish contain traces of mercury much.

For most people, the risk from mercury by eating fish and shellfish health bukanmasalah. However, some fish and shellfish contain higher levels of mercury that may harm an unborn baby or young child's developing nervous system. The risk from mercury in fish and shellfish depend on the quantity of fish and shellfish eaten and the levels of mercury in fish and shellfish. Therefore, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and United Nations organizations working in the field of Health (WHO) that suggest women who may become pregnant, pregnant women, nursing mothers and young children to avoid some species of fish and eat fish and shellfish lower mercury. We still remember the disaster of Minamata Bay, Japan (1950) or events in Buyat Bay, Indonesia (2004)

Will we be overwhelmed by a sense of doubt in taking it? All the things we consume at least we ought to doubt, as the development of the age. Eliminate red meat and eat more vegetarian food is a very good start in leading a healthy life. Eliminating fish and seafood is one final step towards a complete vegetarian diet and health benefits that rewards you for making that change.

Chicken coop and hormones

Chicken coop and hormones, both of these are can not be separated. In broiler farms and layer chickens will always be found every few months old, will be injected certain hormones. The hormone is not due to sick chickens or chickens to maintain health, but to stimulate the eggs and meat in order to produce the appropriate bias to the will of the breeder and get lucky a lot.

Unless the agency or the government has certified and labeled as free of certain hormones or organic or natural, but they may have been given growth hormones to get them to slaughter faster, and antibiotics to combat the diseases that come from being raised in cramped and conditions are also less net.

How and what are the recommendations of the most touching poultry breeders after their pets? It is recommended for cleaning surfaces with bleach or soap to remove bacteria, and to wash hands thoroughly after touching the chicken to all parts of their bodies. Especially now also has a lot of spread of poultry diseases, such as avian influenza (H5N1) that can be transmitted from a fellow poultry and from poultry to humans through saliva, feces lenders and sick birds and even the bias through the air contaminated by the H5N1 virus that originated from the feces sick birds

If you have this, do you really want to put something into your body with as stated above? Perhaps by way of cooking with a certain temperature to kill all the bacteria, but may also contain animal protein has also been lost because the content is if heated at high temperatures can be also be missing.

Poultry has become mass-produced and cattle injected with antibiotics and hormones that there is no taste for it anymore, so why bother? How to cut the chicken is also less healthy. Once the chicken is cut on a cutting machine, usually chicken was thrown and collected over several days. Can you really consider eating chicken with a vision in your head right now?                                                                          

Production of animals for human consumption seems quite cruel, especially in that way, and not healthy for humans as well. Even if one argues that humans are natural hunters, how nature can provide something that smells of hormones? Do you still do not want to be a vegetarian?


Pork or processed food made from pigs many people refused for religious reasons or health reasons. When people start eating more vegetarian foods, red meat isusually the first thing their they eliminate from your diet. When they do, the various indicators of general health began to improve, such as their cholesterol levels and blood pressure readings are beginning to stabilize. Health is one of themost compelling reasons to eat vegetarian, but the inhumane treatment of animalsare mass produced for human consumption is another reason many people who refuse carnivore or a vegetarian diet.

Pig farms follow the same process by raising chickens and other farm animals. The pigs are kept in small crates with minimal movement. They eat too much so Theycan slaughter more quickly. Their living conditions dirty and they will become eat for weight loss stimulate growth hormone and antibiotics to ward off diseases that result from the conditions of their lives.

They were the resource persons forced to live in unnatural conditions and they showed signs of chronic stress produced by other animals for human food as well. They chew the bars of their cages or worry about excessive water bottle. Giving limited movement prevents natural rooting behavior for a pig.

Care and pig farms require a very high costs, and we pay high prices for red meateating pork and other pork. Basically we are not made to eat meat. Our teeth are not developed for ripping and tearing flesh, our canines are not used to it. We evolved from herbivores and it is still a better way for us to eat. when we eliminate meat, red meat and other animal products from our diet, our body will get healthier, more lean and fit, less tired and sluggish. And there are additional psychological benefit of knowing this is all that we do not contribute to the suffering of innocent animals.


Turkey in the United States from year to year more and more consuming. It's no longer consumed, especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas, but throughout the year increasing. The process of mass production of turkeys for human consumption not more than the mass production of chicken.

Turkeys kept in cramped cages, darkened room to prevent aggressive behavior that occurs naturally when the animal kept closed with no room to roam and feed freely.They glut to the point where their legs can not support the weight of breast tissue. And this animal that usually has a life span of 9-11 years are generally slaughtered at the age of about 2 years.

In unsanitary conditions and overcrowded means that many diseases are widely spread among turkeys, resulting in approximately 2.7 million turkey dead in their cages every year. Deformed legs, heat stress and starvation caused by the inability of adult birds to find food and water troughs are common. Ulcerated feet and hock burns are common - which is caused by direct contact continuously with waste contaminated by the urine and feces.

Can you actually sit down at dinner on your next vacation and see a roast turkey with a turkey that way of life as described above? Turkeys come with the same recommendations for cleanliness and cook the chicken did. You should make sure they are cooked to a certain temperature to ensure that any disease-causing bacteria really dead and murdered. You must clean up any counter space with bleach, once again to kill all bacteria.

The following incident is interesting to switch to a vegetarian diet is not it? Can be seen at dinner vegetarian, nut bread and vegetables, not meat, it seems more plausible, not only from a health standpoint, but from a human problem as well. Why do we persist in eating such a way that makes us inherently unhealthy and bad for us? For the next holiday dinner, consider the possibility of all-vegetarian menu. So many vegetable-based foods to start with small changes to replace the turkey.
Thursday, 5 January 2012

Why should I be vegetarian?

Why should I be vegetarian? If you've eaten meat and animal products your whole life, you may be thinking, why switch to a vegetarian diet? If most of your life eating eggs, hamburgers, hot dogs, poultry, so why switch now?

There may be many reasons to switch. Begin by looking in the mirror. Do you have a healthy weight and standard? Do you look and feel good most of the time? Do you get up the energy? Or do you feel after waking up tired and sluggish?

How is your health in general? Is your blood pressure within normal range? Does cholesterol and blood sugar at normal pressure? If not, consider what you eat every day.

How do you feel after eating? Do you feel energized, as if you have feed your body what it needs? Or are you tired and dragged out? Do you often need a nap after eating? Is that what food is supposed to do for us, makes us tired and sleepy?

Not really. Food should nourish and feed the body and leave us energized and refreshed. The human body is a machine and needs fuel to keep running in peak condition. When we are fat, with high blood pressure, type II diabetes, high cholesterol and other unhealthy conditions, it's like a car engine that is not set up or not running at the optimal type of gasoline needed to run efficiently. Your body is the same way. Need the proper fuel to run at peak efficiency, and when you eat high-fat meat, or meat that had been given antibiotics throughout his life, it's just not the type of fuel the human body evolved to run on.

Try eating vegetarian for a week or a month. See if you do not feel different, more mentally acute and more physically fit and energy. At least reverse the portion sizes you've eaten, and makes the meat more than a side dish, if you can not stop eating meat altogether. Even small changes can make a big difference in your overall health and well-being. Try to feel all the difference.

What underlies all of the family eat meat?

What underlies all of the family eat meat? Think about it. When we think of Thanksgiving, certainly in our mind is turkey. If we eat pork roll, then New Year’s celebrations often revolve around pork and etc. At Christian Easter, the traditional meal is ham. And in the summer, we wait for that first hamburger, or fillet steak on the grill.

How did that happen to a human species that was designed to eat vegetables and fruits and nuts?

We can imagine that eating meat was initially an opportunistic event, born of the require to survive. The taste of cooked meat, plus the sustained energy that came from eating high-fat meat products made primitive sense even to earliest man.

At first, finding cooked animal meat, from a forest fire, would have been cause for celebration. It’s something everyone in a clan would have participated in eating together. When man learned to hunt and moved to a hunting direction, rather than a hunter-gatherer orientation, he would have done this in groups. They would have had to hunt in teams, and killing an animal for food would have been a group effort. Hunting and killing an animal meant food not just for the individual, but for the clan, and would have been cause for celebration when the hunters brought the food home.

If they brought the animal back to the clan, it would have taken a group effort to skin the animal and tear or cut the meat from the carcass. Everyone would have participated in this, and subsequently, shared in the rewards of their work.

It’s easy to see how, once we didn’t have to hunt for meat, but could buy it, the need for gathering and celebration was deeply ingrained in our natures. We have fun the seasons and life’s events with family and friends, and because those early celebrations involved eating meat, that tradition has continued to modern times.

Why humans began eating meat?

Why humans began eating meat?, maybe the first time we heard a very unnatural, to eat animal flesh. After all, we live not so far from animals ourselves. Maybe even felt cannibalistic. There are probably not many intellectuals who know that the difference between humans and other animals.humans are pure vegetarians, they live in harmony with the earth and with other creatures co-habiting the planet with them. Their closest animal relatives, the apes, a vegetarian. Eating earth products, such as plants, seeds and fruits that they could gather and eat would seem natural order

Because necessity is the mother of invention. Prehistoric men who lived in frozen geographies, or who lived in an area that became devastated by fire, would have eaten anything to survive. Just like the rugby players whose plane crashed in the Andes mountains of Chile, and were forced to eat the flesh of other players who died in the crash, earliest man at some point had to make the choice for survival, and that could have consuming meat for the first time and changing human history – and health – forever.

Can we imagine that men first ate meat that had been charred or cooked by virtue of being caught in a natural forest fire, we know that the carcinogenic substances contained in baked goods is dangerous. They might have subsequently eaten raw meat, if necessary, but we can also imagine that our earliest digestive systems rebelled against eating raw meat.

Imagine having eaten raw foods and vegetables for eons, and all of a sudden, incorporating meat products into your system. You may have heard friends who were vegetarians tell stories of trying to eat meat and becoming violently ill afterwards.

Biologists will tell you we’re really not designed to eat meat, but we adapted to it. However, in the timeline of human history, eating meat is a relatively recent evolutionary development.

Humans are not always required eat meat

Humans are not always required eat meat, have you ever thought about how far we’ve diverted from the path of pre-historic ancestors and they’re eating patterns? Consider how the earliest humans evolved, and what they ate. They were hunter-gatherers and did not evolve with the characteristics of carnivores. The structure of human teethare not made to tear animals apart and eat their flesh. When you look at carnivorous animals, such as wild cats, you can see their teeth are designed to rip and tear, not chew.

We evolved from vegetarian creatures. Even our digestive systems are not particularly suited to eating meat, let alone consumein large quantities. Eating meat is a relatively recent development in human history, most likely born of opportunity and necessity. Perhaps earliest man observed carnivores eating meat, and if they couldn’t find any of the natural foods they were used to eating, such as vegetables, berries, nuts and grains, then they might have assumed that eating meat would at least sustain life.

But initially we emulated the creatures we evolved from, herbivores like apes, as Darwin said. Even to a prehistoric mind, apes would have looked similar to man, walking primarily upright, with arms and hands. We naturally would have foraged for our food, eating roots and berries, fruits and nuts. We would have watched the apes peeling bananas, or crushing nuts on stones to get at the meat of the nut.

All human would have been living more moment-to-moment, constantly foraging for food. Hunting, after all, requires thought and planning. Eating meat requires preparation and most importantly, fire. Until man discovered fire, he was primarily vegetarian, living in what was the natural order of things. Vegetarian eating is a more natural way of eating, in addition to being healthier. It’s a way that’s in balance with the planet, and doesn’t seek to dominate it and conquer it.

You are what you eat

You are what you eat, you've surely heard the appearance many times. Have you ever really thought about what it means? And do you think about it when you’re making food choices?

In several occasions, we do become what we eat, literally. Have you ever seen an example of your blood artery after eating a junk food hamburger? What was previously a clear liquid becomes cloudy with the fat and cholesterol that’s absorbed from eating a high-fat and calories hamburger.

And if you think about this, we also become what we don’t eat. When we switch from eating meat to a vegetarian-based diet, we become less fat, less prone to many types of cancers. Our cholesterol can improve. When we’re leaner and eating fewer animal products, then many other health and fitness issues are reduced. The incidence of Type II diabetes is reduced. Blood pressure falls into normal ranges. When you’re healthier, you’re taking fewer medications. Even if you have a prescription drug benefit in your health plan, you’re still saving money with fewer co-payments on medications.

If you have a family history of high cholesterol or high blood pressure, then it’s particularly current on you to revise your eating habits. Moving towards a more vegetarian diet has been shown statistically to decrease the incidence of so many of the diseases of industrialized countries. Vegetarians are statistically healthier than omnivorous persons, they are leaner and live longer.

Isn’t it time to think about what you want to be and to eat accordingly? Do you want to be sluggish and fat? Do you want the risk that goes with eating animal products, with their high fat content? Or do you want to look like and be what vegetarians are? Leaner and fitter with a longer anticipated lifespan. It’s never too late to change what you’re doing and increase your chances for a longer, fitter life.