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1 Louisville Vegetarian Club Living Vegan; Why and How By Michelle Pruitt By Michelle Pruitt

2 Introduction About Me Louisville Vegetarian Club 4 class series Overview

3 (Vee-GUN) What is a Vegan? (Vee-GUN)

4 Vegan Lifestyle Beyond Diet Abstains from eating all meat, fish, or fowl, as well as any other foods of animal origin Conscious effort to avoid all forms of exploitation, harm, and cruelty to animals.

5 Why be vegan? Possible benefits of Veganism Improved Health Improved Health Environmental Impact Environmental Impact Cruelty to Animal Cruelty to Animal Personal Personal

6 Health The American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada state “ plant-based diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.

7 Pop Quiz Which has more cholesterol? 3oz of Red Meat 3oz of Chicken Breast 3oz of Tuna

8 Lower Rates Vegans also have lower rates of the following health problems: Death from Heart Disease Colon Cancer Cholesterol Levels Hypertension Blood Pressure Prostate Cancer Type 2 Diabetes Dementia

9 Improves ImmunityAllergiesEnergy Digestive Health

10 WATER POLLUTION A Sierra Club report compiled after nearly three years of reviewing state and federal regulatory agencies’ records found: “Millions of gallons of liquefied feces and urine seeped into the environment from collapsed, leaking or overflowing storage lagoons, and flowed into rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands and groundwater.” * The Rap Sheet on Animal Factories, Sierra Club, 2002

11 Pollution disrupts aquatic ecosystems damages crops damages crops Dead Zones Dead Zones ruins soil quality ruins soil quality jeopardizes human hea lth

12 Water Conservation 1 pound of beef requires : 1,799 Gallons of Water 1 gallon of milk requires: 880 Gallons of Water * national geographic

13 Sustainability & Hunger kills wildlife kills wildlifeDeforestation Animals raised for food eat as many as 16 lbs. of grain to create just 1 lb. of edible flesh.

14 Cruelty to Animals - The way we raise animals for food Factory Farms or CAFO Factory Farms or CAFO - 98% farmed animal have no protection

15 CRUEL PRACTICES - Birds are debeaked at a few days old - Tail Docking - Dehorning soft skull tissue - Castration - Forced Molting

16 Cruel Practices


18 Personal “Now I can look at you in peace; I don’t eat you anymore" ~ Franz Kafka ~ Franz Kafka

19 How to be Vegan? Food Pyramid Protein & Calcium Other Notable Nutrients SubstitutionsSupport

20 What do Vegans Eat?

21 How do you get ______ ?

22 Protein It's a nutrient not a food It's a nutrient not a food Based on a 2,000-calorie-a-day diet - 50 to 175 grams a day Complete Proteins – amaranth, buckwheat, hempseed, soybeans, quinoa, and spirulina

23 Plant Based Protein Soybeans Beans Seeds Nuts Nut Butters Quinoa

24 Calcium Americans, whose calcium intake is among the highest in the world, also have one of the highest rates of osteoporosis.

25 Plant Based Calcium Bok Choy Broccoli Tofu Tahini Fortified Milk Substitutes Unhulled Sesame Seeds Dark Leafy Greens

26 Notable Nutrients B-12 Chlorella, Miso, Nutritional Yeast, and Fortified Milks, Cereals, etc. Iron Spinach, Legumes, Pumpkin Seeds Iodine Sea Vegetables – Dulse Zinc Pumpkin Seeds, Dried Beans, Soy

27 Other Plant Based Substitutions Veggie Burgers Seitan (SAY-tan) Vegan Mayo Hummus Grains Daiya Milks Tempeh Dairy Free Ice-Cream Tofurky

28 Resources & Support Get Involved ResearchOn-lineHandout

29 Questions / Comments

30 Cruelty Free

31 Closing Until we establish a felt sense of kinship between our own species and those fellow mortals who share with us the sun and shadow of life on this agonized planet, there is no hope for other species, there is no hope for the environment, and there is no hope for ourselves. ~Jon Wynne- Tyson

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