…to educate ourselves and the public about the issues surrounding vegetarianism: health and nutrition, animal brutality in factory farms, and damage to the environment resulting from meat consumption.
The Lehigh Valley Vegetarians enjoy companionship and great food at our monthly pot-luck dinners, and develop a sense of community among our hundreds of members as we support one another in our vegetarian/vegan lifestyles.
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…for our health, for the animals, for the environment.
Choose more vegetables and all kinds of fruits. Go for color and variety—dark green, yellow, orange, and red.
It’s hard to argue with the health benefits of a diet rich in vegetables and fruits: Lower blood pressure; reduced risk of heart disease, stroke, and probably some cancers; lower risk of eye and digestive problems; and a mellowing effect on blood sugar that can help keep appetite in check.
Most people should aim for at least nine servings of vegetables and fruits a day. Go for a variety of kinds and colors of produce to give your body the mix of nutrients it needs. Best bets? Dark leafy greens, cooked tomatoes, and anything that’s a rich yellow, orange or red color such as berries, bananas, pears, melons, oranges.