Vegetarian Testimonial No. 3: Actress and educator Larissa Hamel shares why she has been a vegetarian for 24 years (since birth) and continues to be so. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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My name is Larissa Hamel. I am 24 years old and I have been a vegetarian in my whole life. My mother raised me a vegetarian because of its many health benefits. I continued to be a vegetarian because of the many health benefits and because meats not really appealing to me or appetizing. I have been a pretty healthy person all my life. I have never really struggled with any serious diseases, any chronic diseases, any lifestyle diseases. I have never had acne, except for a couple of minor breakouts every once in awhile when I was younger. I have had very few visits to the doctor. If I did have hospital visits, it was because I slam my finger in the car door, things like that. I have been able to exercise very regularly and I have never had any trouble with energy or anything like that. I never really had a problem getting enough protein on my diet. I usually get it from beans. I eat a lot of different kinds of beans. There is lots of protein on that. Also green leafy vegetables is a great source of protein and Soya products like tofu and veggie meats, things like that. I eat pretty regular food. In the morning, I eat cereal with Soya milk on it like silk; it is a great Soya milk to drink. I cannot even tell the difference anymore between it and regular milk, honestly. And I will eat like patty or a breakfast link which are different kinds of veggie meats. Those tastes great. For lunch, I will eat pasta, vegetable salads, soups, sandwiched—I love sandwiches. And for dinners, we like to eat Mexican food a lot. So we will do Spanish rice, burritos, tacos, enchiladas and we will just use beans instead of meat or if we want to use meat, we will use the veggie meat and it is great. I continue being a vegetarian because of its many health benefits. I do not have to worry about my cholesterol intake, fat intake, plus the high fiber in my diet that keeps everything working great and I do not have to worry about meat rotting in my gut. Plus I just do not find meat appealing. Being a vegetarian is right for me because it is easy. It is healthy. It is flexible. I can shop where I want. I can eat where I want. Plus, I do not have to worry about being constipated. I do not have to worry about getting Mad Cow disease. I do not have to worry about getting Salmonella poisoning. I do not have to worry about being obese. I do not have to worry about getting degenerative diseases, I mean, the list goes on. I have been a vegetarian for 24 years. I am healthy. If you become a vegetarian, you can be healthy too. To learn more about the Natural Living Lifestyle, get a copy of The Beginner’s Guide in Natural Living at your local Health Food Store or Amazon.com.
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