Thursday, 12 May 2011

India: Spiritual Home of Vegans?

I had the impression that veganism and India are heavily intertwined. Not so!  Furthermore the Times of India today carried this story 'Vegan lifestyle ups risk of heart attack':
  • "People who follow a vegan lifestyle - strict vegetarians who try to eat no meat or animal products of any kind - may increase their risk of developing blood clots and atherosclerosis or "hardening of the arteries," which are conditions that can lead to heart attacks and stroke, according to a new study."
The recommendations are as follows:
  • "It concludes that there is a strong scientific basis for vegetarians and vegans to increase their dietary omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12 to help contend with those risks. Good sources of omega-3s include salmon and other oily fish, walnuts and certain other nuts."

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