Written by Kriti-S
He can raise
a car clear off the ground, toss huge logs through the air and lift monster
dumbbells – and he hates cruelty to animals. Patrik Baboumian, holder of the
"Strongest Man of Germany" title, is a plant-eater!
recognizes that a healthy,
plant-based diet gives him the protein and nutrients he needs to build muscle and
strengthen his immune system, without clogging his arteries with saturated fat.
He also knows that only cowards hurt animals and that one of the most macho
things a guy can do is to stop eating foods that cause animals immense suffering.
And he is
not alone in thinking so! World-famous athletes and boxing champs like Olympian
Sushil Kumar, UFC fighter Mac Danzig, Mike Tyson and many more get their energy
from a veggie diet.
stands up for what he believes in – on the homepage of his website, right next
to his motto, "Born to Be Bada**", there's a PETA Germany video. If this
lean, green, weight-lifting machine told me to go vegan and save
animal lives, I believe I'd listen to him.
As Lady Gaga gears up to perform at the Formula 1 closing
party in Delhi, we have an idea for her next outfit that will make a statement:
a dress made of lettuce leaves.
Considering meat's monstrous impact on our health the environment
and the plight of animals who
are dismembered for food while still conscious, we've asked Mother Monster to
show her fans that even just reducing the amount of meat they eat (or
wear) can help.
Will Lady Gaga step into the leaf dress and discover
that she was born the herbivore way? We'll have to wait and see. In the
meantime, you can use these
free recipes to cook up some meat-free dishes that you'll go gaga for.
Oye! Chak ditte phattey!
PETA supporter Fauja Singh ran into the record books on Sunday when he
finished the Toronto
Marathon. At 100 years old, he became the oldest person ever to complete
such a race. The "Turbaned Torpedo" credits his vegetarian
diet, among other factors, with giving him the powerful stamina that
propelled him into the Guinness
World Records. This may be the best inspiration ever to get us off the
couch and into some running shoes and is also living proof of why it's never
too late to incorporate healthy, plant-based foods
into your diet.
Even if you don't plan to break any world records, a plant-based diet is a
veritable fountain of youth: Vegetarians and vegans live an average of six to
10 years longer than meat-eaters do.
To follow in Singh's footsteps, take the pledge
to go meat-free today and urge others you know – of all ages – to do the same.
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