Vegetarian Testimonial No. 8: Green living advocate Kimiko Miyazawa shares why she has been a vegetarian for 10 years. She is 31 years old. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Hi, my name is Kimiko and I am 31 years old. I have been a vegetarian for 10 years. And the reason why I became vegetarian is because when I moved to Australia, I saw the meat packing process or the end of it. Meaning, I walk into a local supermarket and I saw the carcasses being hung in the background and that is when I made the connection that, “Oh, that part of the animal is this packaging.” And after that connection was made clearly like that, I just could not eat meat anymore. After a couple of years being vegetarian, I read Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation. I was appalled by the way that the meat industry operated. For example, the negative impact it had on the environment, and many other workers being treated absolutely inhumanely and that it takes up to something crazy like a 100 separate cows to make one single little patty. After that, I have to be a vegetarian. Since being vegetarian, I have experienced weight loss, I have a lot more energy and I rarely get sick and my skin glows. I get my protein from beans, legumes, nuts and seeds, and also hemp powder and all my greens. So, I get my protein from all plant sources. Being vegetarian is right for me because I leave less impact on the environment and I am healthy and I have so much energy and a lot of people that I meet tell me that I glow and I like that. To learn more about the natural living lifestyle, get a copy of the Beginner’s Guide to Natural Living at your local Health Food Store or amazon.com.

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