Lehigh Valley Vegetarians

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We strive...

…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.

We share ideas, recipes, activist programs and videos that we receive from many sources. If you wish to receive emails dealing with the many vegetarian/vegan issues, please send an email or use our contact form.

An Apple a Day...

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.