"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian."
- Paul McCartney
Poor Health, Cruelty
What is Vegetarianism?
Vegetarians are simply individuals who do not eat meat, poultry and fish. Vegans are vegetarians who abstain from eating or using any animal products, including dairy products such as milk and cheese, eggs, honey, wool or leather. There are many reasons for choosing to become a vegetarian, among them are personal health, the environmental impact of livestock production, compassion for animals and concerns about cruelty; and cost savings.
How do I Practice Vegetarianism?
Vegetarianism can be considered a spiritual practice if done intentionally and mindfully. Some individuals transition into this practice over time others become vegetarian overnight. Choose an approach that makes the most sense for you. A vegetarian lifestyle can be as easy or as challenging as you choose to make it. The range of eating options range from finely prepared gourmet meals to simple and hearty fare.
What are the Challenges of Vegetarianism?
The key to success with a vegetarian diet is to pay close attention to your nutritional in-take. Be sure to include a mix of plant-based proteins such as lentils, beans and tofu. Other important nutrients to consider supplementing are: calcium, iron and vitamin B-12,