VEGGIE & VEGAN
Go veggie for your health
By adopting a meat-free diet, you'll be doing your health the world of good. We do not need to eat meat to stay fit and healthy. Far from it. The evidence is conclusive: a balanced, varied, plant-based diet is actually the healthiest of all.
Plant-based foods contain all the nutrients you need and are naturally low in fat and high in fibre. Plus, meat contains saturated fats, which are a leading cause of heart disease and strokes. Additionally, eating red meats and processed meats can increase the risk of suffering from some types of cancer. Vegetarians are much less likely to suffer from these diseases. Even the American Dietetic Association agrees:
‘It is the position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada that appropriately planned vegetarian diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.’