Who to go vegan for

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Vegan Los Angeles is a group aiming to promote the healthy vegan or plant-based diet by giving free-of-charge cooking demonstrations around the Los Angeles area.

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Who to go vegan for

  1. 1. GOING VEGAN – the WHY & the HOW Vegan Los Angeles July 11, 2010 w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m
  2. 2. <ul><li>For YOU </li></ul><ul><li>For the ANIMALS </li></ul><ul><li>For our WORLD </li></ul><ul><li>For our HOME </li></ul>WHY GO VEGAN? w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m
  3. 3. “ eat Food. not too much. MOSTLY PLANTS . ” <ul><li>Michael Pollan, author </li></ul><ul><li>eating manifesto from “In Defense of Food” </li></ul>w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m
  4. 4. <ul><li>high fiber </li></ul><ul><li>little to no cholesterol </li></ul><ul><li>high antioxidants </li></ul><ul><li>vitamins </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vitamin C & E </li></ul></ul><ul><li>minerals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>potassium </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>magnesium </li></ul></ul>VEGGIE NUTRITION w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m
  5. 5. PRO TEIN PLENTY the average American eats 2x the amount of protein needed w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m
  6. 6. % protein concentration by weight : Gluten 70 % Tofu 18 % Legumes: peas, beans, lentils 10 – 35 % Nuts: almonds, walnuts, cashews 14 – 30 % w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m PRO TEIN PLENTY
  7. 7. DISEASE PREVENTION <ul><li>diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>gallstones </li></ul><ul><li>osteoporosis </li></ul><ul><li>food-related illnesses </li></ul><ul><li>obesity </li></ul><ul><li>heart disease </li></ul><ul><li>cancer </li></ul>w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m
  8. 8. HEART HAPPY vegans are 50% less likely to develop heart disease than non-vegans <ul><li>less saturated fat </li></ul><ul><li>lower cholesterol </li></ul><ul><li>lower blood pressure </li></ul>w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m
  9. 9. death rate from cancer Vegetarians : Non-vegetarians 1 : 2.5 reduced risk of cancers : w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m
  10. 10. WHY GO VEGAN? For YOU : think vegan, think healthy … and maybe 10 years longer to live w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m
  11. 11. For the ANIMALS : by going vegan, you save over 100 animals a year WHY GO VEGAN? w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m
  12. 12. in this next minute , 7 football fields of forest will be bulldozed Our WORLD
  13. 13. = ½ a year’s worth of showers w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m
  14. 14. Who to feed : people or cows ? <ul><li>in 2007: estimated </li></ul><ul><li>923 million undernourished people worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>now: grain fed to livestock can feed </li></ul><ul><li>2 billion people </li></ul>w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m
  15. 15. For our WORLD : we need to take care of our world. all of it. feed all people and preserve our resources . w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m WHY GO VEGAN?
  16. 16. = w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m Global Warming
  17. 17. < 40% w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m
  18. 18. how HOT will it get? w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m
  19. 19. For our HOME : if you care about our collective home, the most sustainable choice you can make is a vegan diet w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m WHY GO VEGAN?
  20. 20. <ul><li>For YOU </li></ul><ul><li>think vegan, think healthy… and maybe </li></ul><ul><li>10 years longer to live </li></ul><ul><li>For the ANIMALS </li></ul><ul><li>by going vegan, you save over 100 animals a year </li></ul><ul><li>For our WORLD </li></ul><ul><li>we need to take care of our world. all of it. feed all people and preserve our resources </li></ul><ul><li>For our HOME </li></ul><ul><li> if you care about our collective home, the most sustainable choice you can make is a vegan diet </li></ul>WHY GO VEGAN? w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m
  21. 21. w w w . v e g a n l o s a n g e l e s . c o m VEGAN FOOD IS DELICIOUS

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