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Welcome to SAVE! Student Advocates for a Vegetarian Ethic. EVERYONE is welcome!!. You do NOT have to be a vegetarian SAVE will provide you with INFORMATION YOU decide if vegetarianism is for YOU!. What is SAVE?. An organization at CSU that is open to students, faculty and staff

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everyone is welcome
EVERYONE is welcome!!
  • You do NOT have to be a vegetarian
  • SAVE will provide you with INFORMATION
  • YOU decide if vegetarianism is for YOU!
what is save
What is SAVE?
  • An organization at CSU that is open to students, faculty and staff

The purpose of SAVE is:

  • To educate people on the health benefits of a veg diet
  • To expose the cruelty inflicted on animals used for meat
  • To promote compassion and responsible stewardship
  • To learn how to prepare healthy, delicious non-meat meals
  • Have fun while doing all of the above!
vegetarianism 101 much of this info is from http www goveg com vegetarian101 asp
Vegetarianism 101(much of this info is from http://www.goveg.com/vegetarian101.asp)

Question (often asked of vegetarians): "What do you eat?“

Answer: “Anything we want!” (as long it does not have a mother!)

There are vegetarian alternatives to almost any animal food. For example:

  • soy sausages, veggie burgers, veggie hot dogs, etc.
    • all available at stores like Giant Eagle!
  • "Fib Ribs“, Tofurky jerky, mock lobster, etc.
  • Natural foods, such as eggplant, beans, greens, etc.
  • Soy Delicious ice cream, Silk chocolate soy milk, Tofutti cream cheese, and more

Vegetarian-friendly menus are sprouting up everywhere—even Burger King offers veggie burgers!

and the next big question where do you get your protein
And the next Big Question:”Where do you get your protein?
  • First -- The U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for protein is:
    • 0.4g of proteinfor every poundof healthy weight (or approximately 0.8g per every kilogram of weight).
    • For example, someone who weighs 150 pounds needs approximately 60g of protein per day (150 x. 0.4 = 60).
popeye says spinach is better than steak
Popeye says:“Spinach is better than steak!”
  • It is impossible to become protein deficient eating a well-balanced vegetarian diet. Examples:
  • One cup of black beans contains 15.2 gramsof protein! -roughly 30.5% of the daily value forprotein, plus approximately 74.8% of the daily value for fiber.
      • BONUS: The total calories for a cup of black beans is only 227 calories and there is virtually no fat!
  • 100 calories of spinach contains more protein than 100 calories of steak! (yes, Popeye was right!!)
      • BONUS: Like black beans, spinach also delivers a boost of fiber, anti-cancerous properties and iron for only a small amount of calories and no fat.
meat facts in a nutshell
Meat Facts – In a Nutshell
  • Every year in the U.S., more than 27 billion animals are slaughtered for food!
  • Raising animals on factory farms is cruel and ecologically devastating.
  • Eating animals is bad for our health — leads directly to many diseases and illnesses, such as:
    • heart attacks
    • strokes, cancer
    • diabetes
    • obesity
    • see pcrm.org (Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine)
three reasons to go veg
THREE Reasons to go Veg
i for the animals

Factory Farms are hellish places of torture -- visit factoryfarming.org

A glimpse into life on a Factory Farm:

  • Chickens have their sensitive beaks seared off with a hot blade
  • Male cattle and pigs are castrated without any painkillers.
  • All farmed chickens, tkeys, and pigs spend their brief lives in dark and crowded warehouses, many of them so cramped that they can't even turn around or spread a single wing.
  • They are mired in their own waste, and the stench of ammonia fills the air
  • Animals raised for food are bred and drugged to grow as large as possible as quickly as possible—many are so heavy that they become crippled under their own weight and die within inches of their water supply.
for the animals cont
  • Animals do not see the sun or get a breath of fresh air until they are prodded and crammed onto trucks for a nightmarish ride to the slaughterhouse

Finally, at the of their horrible lives:

  • In transport to slaughter, they are never given food or water.
  • Many die during transport, and others are too sick or weak to walk off the truck after they reach the slaughterhouse.
  • The animals who survive this hellish ordeal are hung upside-down and their throats are slit, often while they're completely conscious.
  • Many are still alive while they are skinned, hacked into pieces, or scalded in the defeathering tanks

The animal cruelty is beyond words…and it’s captured on video at meetyourmeat.com

ii for your health

Leading killers in U.S. today:

  • heart disease, cancer, obesity, and strokes
  • ALL are directly linked to meat-based diets
ii for your health cont

Heart disease

  • The number one cause of death in America today
  • Caused by the build-up of cholesterol and saturated fat from animal products in our arteries.
  • The only two doctors in human history who have successfully reversed heart disease have included an exclusively vegetarian diet as a part of their programs.
    • One is Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, from Cleveland Clinic (potential future speaker!)
  • The average vegan cholesterol level is 133 (compared to 210 for meat-eaters)
  • There are NO documented cases of heart attacks in individuals with cholesterol under 150
  • Other health problems tied to clogged arteries, like poor circulation and atherosclerotic strokes, can be virtually eliminated with a vegan diet
ii for your health cont13
  • Vegans are approximately one-ninth as likely to be obese as meat-eaters!
  • and have a cancer rate that is only 40 percent that of meat-eaters!
iii for the environment
  • America's meat addiction is poisoning and depleting our potable water, arable land, and clean air.
  • More than half of the water used in the United States today goes to animal agriculture
  • Farmed animals produce 130 times more excrement than the human population, the run-off from their waste is fouling our waterways
  • Animal excrement emits gases such as:
    • hydrogen sulfide and ammonia that poison the air around farms
    • methane and nitrous oxide, which are major contributors to global warming.
iii for the environment con t
  • Forests are being bulldozed – why?
    • To make more room for factory farms and feed crops to feed farmed animals
    • This destruction causes soil erosion and contributes to species extinction and habitat loss
  • Raising animals for food also requires massive amounts of food and raw materials:
    • Farmed animals consume 70 percent of the corn, wheat, and other grains that we grow!
    • One-third of all the raw materials and fossil fuels used in the U.S. go to raising animals for food!
  • In short, our country's meat addiction is wrecking the earth!
veg recipes
  • www.goveg.com
  • www.vegcooking.com
  • Many stores (e.g. Giant Eagle) sell veggie hamburger, veggie hot dogs, veggie chick patties, etc.

Be sure to pick up some delicious veg recipes on the table before you leave!!

web sites for health benefits
Web Sites for Health Benefits!
  • www.pcrm.org(Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Med.)
  • www.heartattackproof.com(Prevent/reverse heart disease – clinical studies from Cleveland Clinic)
  • www.drmcdougall.com(effective McDougall Diet)
  • www.theengine2diet.com(Triathlete/Firefighter’s Diet)

Be sure to pick up a sheet of useful websites before you leave!!

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