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In comparison with regular meat eaters, mortality from ischemic heart disease was

  • 20% lower in occasional meat eaters,
  • 34% lower in people who ate fish but not meat,
  • 34% lower in lacto-ovo-vegetarians,
  • 26% lower in vegans.

There were no significant differences between vegetarians and non-vegetarians in mortality from the other causes of death examined.

Mahatma Gandhi

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

Vitamin B1 Thiamine

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin, Thiamine) is one of 8 B vitamins, the first B vitamin discovered. All B vitamins help the body convert carbohydrates into glucose, which the body uses to produce energy, B-complex vitamins also help the body metabolize fats and protein. All B vitamins are water soluble.

All living organisms use thiamine, but it is synthesized only in bacteria, fungi, and plants. Animals must obtain it from their diet, therefore for humans it is an essential nutrient.  Your body needs it to form adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which every cell of the body uses for energy.

B1 helps convert food into energy, needed for healthy skin, hair, muscles, and brain. 

Thiamine deficiency has a potentially fatal outcome if it remains untreated. In less-severe cases, nonspecific signs include malaise, weight loss, irritability and confusion.

Recommended daily amount: 1.1 - 1.2 mg (~ 50 g of flaxseeds, or sesame tahini, or 100 g pine or sunflower seeds, or corn flour).

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