Monday, Oct. 24, is Food Day, a day designated for Americans to come together and "push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way." People can best commemorate Food Day by asking grocery stores and restaurants to offer more vegan foods.
Vegan foods not only taste great, they're also cholesterol-free and generally low in fat and calories. If you eat vegetables, beans, rice, tofu, nuts, pasta and other inexpensive and versatile vegan foods, you won't have to shell out extra money for statins, blood pressure pills, or other healthcare costs that result from eating fatty, cholesterol-laden cheeseburgers, fried chicken and milkshakes.
Vegan foods require fewer resources and cause lower emissions than meat and dairy products. Each vegan spares more than 100 animals every year.
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Heather Moore PETA Foundation Norfolk, Virginia