Written by PETA
May 31 is World No Tobacco Day. We have all seen the warnings on cigarette
packs that remind us that smoking is bad for our health. But the negative
consequences of eating meat affect more people than smoking does, and like
smoking, meat consumption contributes to deaths from cancer, heart disease and
stroke. PETA India has therefore written to the health minister of India asking
that graphic warning labels be put on all packages of meat, eggs and dairy
products sold in the country, just like the warning labels seen on packs of
Check out the warning labels to see the stark and compelling
messages about the dangers of meat consumption:
A mountain of studies links the consumption of
animal products to India's leading killers, including heart disease, cancer,
diabetes, stroke and obesity. And don't you agree that consumers have the right
to be informed about the health hazards of consuming meat, eggs and dairy products
and how these products are linked to needlessly early deaths?
Research has found that vegetarians are 50 per
cent less likely to develop heart disease than their meat-eating counterparts
and have only a fraction of the diabetes rate of the general population.Doctors are now prescribing a naturally low-fat plant-based diet not only to prevent
but also to reverse heart disease caused from consuming
animal products, and studies conducted by Washington, DC–based Physicians
Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and many other research teams have
demonstrated the power of plant-based diets to reverse type 2 diabetes, too.
"When you have your health, you have everything. When
you do not have your health, nothing else matters at all." – Augusten Burroughs
Did you know you it's possible to lose weight, boost your health and reduce
the risk of deadly diseases just by changing your diet? Physicians Committee for
Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is bringing you a program based on the ever-popular
21-Day Vegan Kickstart initiative that
has helped more than 150,000 Americans lose weight and improve their health
with a low-fat, plant-based, dairy-free diet.
Trust us: these 21 days
will be fun-filled, nutritious and yummy! Kickstart India will send you 21
e-mail messages – one each day – that will provide you with an all-access pass
to the following resources:
A list of
celebrity coaches who will offer their favourite vegan recipes and tips to help
you stay on track during the program. Actor Amala Akkineni, cricketer Murali
Kartik, actor Veena Malik, international star Maggie Q, actor Rashaana Shah,
musician Rahul Sharma, actor Jackie Shroff, actor and author Alicia
Silverstone, actor Sonu Sood and member of Indian Parliament Dr Shashi Tharoor
are all involved.
started, India! Get yourself enrolled
now! Also, spread the word around to family and friends.
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