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Veg Christmas

Just last weekend, I had an interesting conversation about vegetarian diet. These conversations come up regularely because, or so I think, whenever I say at a lunch or dinner table that I do not eat meat (and fish etc) a whole (meat) world is at stake. It was lunch time and the usual parade of chicken and fish dishes was tabled – followed by my request for ‘food without eyes which can look at me’.

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Veg diet and compassion for the animals

THE greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. – Gandhi, Indian spiritual leader

This column brings up a topic that is not yet very popular in Nigeria. However, it is the very same reason why many people in the world become vegetarians org vegans these days. The plight of animals – be it farm animals, companion animals, marine or wild life animals. Many believe, like human animals, they have rights and deserve to have their best interests taken into consideration, regardless of whether they are useful to humans.

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Veg diet boosts your immune system (2)

The bottom line: To boost your immune system, try a low-fat vegetarian diet accompanied by regular physical activity. Vegetables, fruits, beans, and grains contain nutrients and phytochemicals to strengthen the immune system. Fiber, which is readily available in plant foods, helps your body flush out toxins.The omega 3 fatty acids, found in flax oil, act as immune boosters by increasing the activity of phagocytes, the white blood cells that eat up bacteria. Use flax oil as your base for vinaigrettes, drizzle it on top of vegetables, stir it into oatmeal, or whir it in your smoothies.Foods to boost your immune system:

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