World Vegetarian Day

Vegetarian is related to someone that does not eat meat or fish, and sometimes a certain animal product especially for moral, religion or health purpose. People might confuse on the issue of being vegetarian with the consumption of animal product like dairy and egg. Vegetarian itself was categorised into certain group which is ovo-vegetarian (able to consume egg, but not dairy), lacto-vegetarian (able to consume dairy, but not egg) and lacto-ovo-vegetarian (able to consume both egg and dairy). Being a vegetarian still can practise a healthy balance diet as most plant-based food range contain all nutrients that we need.

October 1st is observed annually to be a World Vegetarian Day with establishment by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977. The celebrations aiming to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism. Commonly this is to provide exposure and awareness towards the ethical, environmental, and health benefits in vegetarian lifestyle. This awareness campaign will run in a month by initiates from October and ends with November 1st as the World Vegan Day. A vegan diet excludes all animal products, including eggs and dairy. Some vegans also avoid other animal products such as honey, animal tested baking soda, leek and sometimes, beside eating, they will avoid in leather or silk clothing, and goose-fat shoe polish.

At La Juiceria Superfoods, besides we provide a vegetarian and vegan option for Malaysian, we also supporting Meatless Monday as an initiative to promote better health. This campaign was introduced in United States of America with a nutrition guideline developed by its agriculture department, USDA. Monday always a good start for our daily routine, and by being a vegetarian or go meatless on Monday is to prompt our community to start your week in a healthy way. We are offering 20% discount for Buddha Bowl and Power Protein Bowl every Monday in a way of concerning people to start their day happily and healthy.

Talking about how vegetarian relate to health, studies observe varied effects on mortality. One review found a decreased number on overall risk of all-cause mortality which is cancer and heart disease. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics have stated that a properly planned vegetarian diet is healthful, nutritionally adequate, and provides health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Vegetarian diets have been shown to prevent and treat gallstones, heart disease, kidney disease, control blood pressure and sugar level in our body. Rationale on this is when you get enough fibre intake that can improve insulin sensitivity and improve immune system. High fibre food can promote satiety which lead you to overcome hunger and helps in reduce weight.

Vegetarian meal could be interesting as most of the plant-based food are colourful and so beneficial to our body functions. Having a healthy-concept café like La Juiceria Superfoods is convenient enough for you to choose your meal as we provide a Build-Your-Own Gourmet Salad. There is no such thing that we can’t get enough protein intake by choosing to be vegetarian as there are several selections that has adequate amount of protein from plant source of food like chickpeas, tofu, dhal, quinoa and others. Right after eating, you can choose any of your favourite cold-pressed juices which are made from a mix of fruits and veggies. This kind of vegetarian vibes gives you a positive thought of being a hero in eating healthy, love environment and shows much concern on animals.