Sunday, March 22, 2015

What Does Vegetarian Mean

Before I begin this week's article:

This week I am presenting the video of the Strike Out Stroke event at the Minnesota Twins baseball game:  Click Here

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One of the major factors contributing to strokes is our diet. One of the results of a poor diet is an increase in cholesterol. High cholesterol content in the blood stream causes plaque to build up that will eventually block the blood flow through an artery. When that happens to an artery providing blood to the brain, brain cells begin to die at a rate of 1.9 million cells per minute until a stroke occurs. 

Because of this, some have gone to a vegetarian diet that is low in cholesterol. If you're on a vegetarian diet you will be familiar with the information below. If you're not on a vegetarian diet the following will give you an idea of what one is and what vegetarians practice.      

I picked up the following handout while hosting a MegaBrain exhibit at a youth expo near Washington DC, and thought it was appropriate for you readers of this blog. This handout was produced by the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. Go to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov and www.dietaryguidelines.gov for more information.





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