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Beauty from within – the importance of a healthy diet

The importance of a healthy diet for a beautiful skin cannot be stressed enough. Scientific studies show how spectacular the health benefits of a meat-free diet are. An example is shown in a relevant policy document published in 2003 by the ADA (American Dietetic Association) and the DC (Dieticians of Canada) collectively on the Health benefits of vegetarian (meat-free) and vegan (no meat, fish, milk or eggs) diets. 

Many of the most renowned dieticians in the USA and Canada are members of these associations. The ADA alone has around 70 000 members.

In this official policy document it states:

“Well planned vegan and other forms of vegetarian diets are appropriate for all phases of the life-cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, early and later childhood and adolescence. Vegetarian diets offer a range of benefits.”

“It is the position of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) and the Dieticians of Canada (DC) that a sensible, well-planned vegetarian diet is conductive to good health and suitable for meeting nutritional needs, as well as a being a healthy way of preventing and treating certain illnesses.” 

“It is the responsibility of dieticians to support and strengthen interest in vegetarian diets.” 

One of the most recognised and renowned German dieticians Prof. Dr. Claus Leitzmann from the University of Gießen is also clear on the subject:

“Studies with people living vegan lifestyles which are being carried out across the world show that vegans are on average healthier than the general population. Body weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, kidney function and general state of health are by and large worse in the normal population. In addition to these positive aspects a vegan diet is less damaging to the environment (liquid manure and methane from animal farming), Developing countries will become more independent (no import of animal feed) and animals will be more humanely treated. Therefore the breeding of livestock, animal farming, transportation of animals and animal experiments will be reduced or can be completely eradicated.”