Saturday, November 14, 2009

Vegan Diet

Decades ago it was considered that meat is absolutely required for a healthy body. Vegetarians were considered to be pale and sick. Everyone from doctors to dieticians discouraged people not to be a vegetarian.

These days everyone seems to endorse vegetarian and even vegan diet. Vegan diet is not only good for you but it also helps our beautiful planet - Earth. Vegan diet is considered to be "Green"

The American Dietetic Association states that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life-cycle including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood and adolescence and for athletes.

5 comments:

Vaishali said...

You're right-- a vegan diet is very green and of course, great for you.
Good to see you blogging again, Kumudha. Hope you're well.

NICOLE M said...

this is so interesting because one of the most popular attacks against vegan and vegetarianism is that it is bad for pregnant women and those who are a part of the other demographics mentioned. Glad to know that associations are finally starting to embrace that well planned (key words) veg diets are great for everyone!

Danielle said...

very true.

Malar Gandhi said...

I agree with you...thats true, we can live with just greens and veggies and absolutley without any animal products...

but to me, its kind of hard to practice even vegetarianism!! although I reduced it by degrees.

Dani said...

very true, preach is sister!