Vegetarian Testimonial No. 7: Musician Alina Hevia shares why she has been a vegetarian for 28 years (since birth) and continues to be so. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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My name is Alina. I am 28 and I have been vegetarian for 28 years. I became vegetarian because my parents were vegetarian. They brought me along for the ride. I never crave to meat as a child. I was never very curious about how it would taste but we used to joke around that I was allowed to order meat at restaurants if I wanted. I always want with the veggie option though. I am very healthy, I never had weight problem. Doctors are often surprise at how quickly and easily I recover from illness or injury. I have a really high energy level. I teach very young children and parents are amazed that how easy it is for me to keep up with their kids. I get my protein from nuts, from beans and rice, tofu, dairy products, whole grains and greens. I was a high school athlete and always had a variety of proteins to choose from. I had never had a problem with energy or strength, I still do not. I am still athletic and I am still going strong. I love to eat and I love to go to the grocery store and bring home all the delicious food to cook. I make things like oatmeal and whole grain pancakes for breakfast. I make things like falafel sandwiches for lunch. For dinner I will make hummus and spinach pies, black beans and rice and scrambled tofu. The hardest part about being vegetarian is deciding what delicious food to eat. You know I have tried meat and I found it blend and uninteresting. They say that vegetarians have more sensitive palates and I agree. Being vegetarian is right for me because it works. Why should I change it? I am healthy and I am happy and I intend to stay that way. To learn more about the Natural Living Lifestyle, get a copy of The Beginners Guide to Natural Living at your local Health Food Store or Amazon.com.
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