For Immediate Release:
25 October 2011
Benazir Suraiya; [email protected]
Bhuvaneshwari Gupta; [email protected]
Switching to a Healthy Plant-Based Diet Helps Keep Bodies Running on All Eight Cylinders, Says PETA
New Delhi – Wearing sexy green pit-crew outfits and holding signs that read, “Rev Your Engine – Go Vegan!” while standing next to a race car, two sexy members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India will greet Delhiites at Jantar Mantar in the run-up to the Formula 1 race weekend and Grand Prix in New Delhi. The pit princesses’ point? That the best thing that racing drivers and enthusiasts can do if they want to get up to speed is jettison meat and dairy products from their diet and go vegan.
When: Thursday, 27 October, 12 noon sharp
Where: Outside Jantar Mantar, Sansad Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi
“Formula 1 fans know how vital it is to put the best racing fuel in their tanks, so they should treat their bodies that well – and that means going vegan”, says PETA India nutritionist Bhuvaneshwari Gupta. “Shifting away from unhealthy meat and dairy products helps protect the environment, saves animals’ lives and helps keep your body running at peak performance.”
Consumption of meat and other animal products has been conclusively linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, strokes and cancer. Also, the cholesterol and animal fat in meat, eggs and dairy products slow the flow of blood to all the body’s organs and can increase the risk of impotence. In India, impotence affects more than 50 per cent of males over the age of 40; in fact, India is considered the impotence capital of the world. And it isn’t just men who should fuel up on veggies. The landmark US-based Nurses’ Health Study of 18,000 women found that women who replaced animal protein with vegetarian protein sources lowered their risk of ovulatory infertility by more than 50 per cent.
Besides being a leading cause of water pollution, land degradation and climate-changing greenhouse-gas emissions, meat production is murder on animals. In today’s industrialised meat and dairy industries, chickens have their throats cut while they’re still conscious, fish are suffocated or cut open while they’re still alive on the decks of fishing boats and newborn calves are traumatically torn away from their mothers within hours of birth.
For more information, please visit PETAIndia.com.