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World Vegetarian Day

“A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral.”

-Leo Tolstoy

  • A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that wholesome vegetarian diets offer distinct advantages compared to diets containing meat and other foods of animal origin.

  • The benefits arise from lower intakes of saturated fat, cholesterol and animal protein as well as higher intakes of complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, magnesium, folic acid, vitamin C and E, carotenoids and other phytochemicals. Since vegetarians consume widely divergent diets, a differentiation between various types of vegetarian diets is necessary. Indeed, many contradictions and misunderstandings concerning vegetarianism are due to scientific data from studies without this differentiation.

  • World Vegetarian Day is observed annually around the planet on October 1. It is a day of celebration established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978, "To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism." It brings awareness to the ethical, environmental, health, and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.

Advantages of being a vegetarian:-

There are many benefits to a vegetarian diet when it’s followed correctly. If you’re avoiding meat but only eating processed breads and pastas, excess sugar, and very little vegetables and fruits, you’re unlikely to reap many of the benefits of this diet.

  • Reduces cancer risk

  • Good for heart health

  • Prevents blood pressure

  • Decreases asthma symptoms

  • Promotes bone health

  • World vegetarian day was celebrated at GajeraVidyabhavan, Sachin. ppt presentation was presented by 10th std student Gaekwad Ennakshi.

  • In that presentation all the information regarding benefits of being vegetarian, advantages of vegetables etc were explained in detail by her. Our Principal Mr. Nitin Patil sir and our Vice Principal Mrs Anju Mistry Mam motivated our learners and explained the importance of vegetables and greens in our life.

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