World Vegetarian Day

Contest Info

  • Started: 10/1/2012 06:00
  • Ended: 10/4/2012 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 17
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
World Vegetarian Day
Contest Directions: October 1 is World Vegetarian Day. It was established in 1997 by the North American Vegetarian Society to "promote life-enhancing experiences of being a vegetarian". Do we have any vegetarians at Freaking News? Scientists claim that vegetarians usually have higher IQs.
Following the famous expression "you are what you eat", photoshop people as fruits or vegetables. Here's a good example.

Contest Info

    • Started: 10/1/2012 06:00
    • Ended: 10/4/2012 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 17
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
17 pictures
  • Vegetable Clint Eastwood

    Vegetable Clint Eastwood
  • Cantaloupe Melon Girl

    Cantaloupe Melon Girl
  • Little Red Potato Hood

    Little Red Potato Hood
  • Salad Statue of Liberty

    Salad Statue of Liberty
  • The Canonization of Vegetarianism

    The Canonization of Vegetarianism
  • Indian Chief Salad

    Indian Chief Salad
  • Barack Obama the Pear

    Barack Obama the Pear
  • Potato with an Afro

    Potato with an Afro
  • Barack Obama with an Apple Head

    Barack Obama with an Apple Head
  • Marilyn Monroe with a Lettuce Dress

    Marilyn Monroe with a Lettuce Dress
17 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Vegetarianism (from Latin vegetarius - vegetable) the common name for a feeding system, which excludes or restricts the consumption of products of animal origin and based on products of vegetable origin. Othe origins of vegetarianism go back deep into ancient times. Types of vegetarianism: Veganism - strict vegetarianism, at which all types of meat of animals, poultry, fish, sea products and also eggs, milk and milk products and even honey in some cases are avoided; Lacto vegetarianism - milk and vegetable vegetarianism, in which the consumption of milk and various milk products is permitted. Ovo-lacto vegetarianism - milk-egg-vegetable vegetarianism, vegetable diet includes milk products and eggs of domesticated birds. Strict vegetarians are called "Vegans" or old vegetarians. Presently, lacto vegetarians or ova-lacto vegetarians are encountered. All vegetarian types permit oven cooked food distinguishing principally from vitarianism followers they teach about the consumption of only uncooked vegetarian food. Diet in vegetarianism: While following vegetarianism, man uses around 300 types of vegetables, root vegetables, around 600 types of fruits and about 200 types of nuts. Nuts, leguminous (especially soya, lentils, kidney beans, peas) and also spinach, cauliflower, turnip-rooted cabbage (kohlrabi) and wheat serve as sources of proteins. The sources of fat are edible oils - olive, sunflower, linseed, hemp seed, mustard, coconut, leguminous, corn, nut, poppy-seed, almond and cotton-seed etc. The following proportions in food are recommended in vegetarianism: * 25% - uncooked leafy and root-crop vegetables according to the season in the form of salads; * 25% - uncooked fresh fruits or well soaked and dried fruits; * 25% - green and root vegetables, cooked on fire; * 10% - proteins ( nuts, cottage cheese and cultured milk products); * 10% - carbohydrates ( all types of cereals and grain products, sugar); * 5% - fats ( oil, margarine, edible fats). Use of spices and vinegar is avoided. For better complete protein supplement, it is recommended to combine the following products: * rice with beans or sesame; * wheat with beans, peanuts, sesame and soya; * beans with corn or wheat; * soya with rice and wheat, with wheat and sesame or with peanut and sesame; * sesame with beans, with peanuts and soya, with soya and wheat; * peanuts with sunflower seeds. The treatment of WHO towards vegetarianism: Respect towards vegetarianism is ambiguous even amongst the specialists. According to the expert consultations of WHO (1989), the vegetarian diet is considered adequate. Other investigations under the aegis of WHO (Young, Pellet, 1990) state that animal origin protein (approximately 30% of total protein quota) should compulsorily be present in the ration. Harm of vegetarianism: Unambiguously, it is possible to confirm that long-term use of orthodox vegetarianism or veganism for years can lead to an acute deficit of iron, zinc, calcium, vitamins A1, B2, B12, D, irreplaceable aminoacids since they are absent in vegetable food or if present, in insufficient quantities. Though the content of calcium, iron, copper, zinc is quantitatively sufficient in the ration of vegans, their absorbency from vegetable products is very low. Dysbiosis, hypovitaminosis and protein deficiency may develop even in healthy people, who exclude animal origin products from their diet. Subsequently, never consider strict vegetarianism as rational food for children, adolescents, pregnant women, nursing mothers and sportsmen. Also, vegetarianism cannot ensure the high requirement in easily digestible calcium in women during the post-menopause period and in aged persons and the risk of the development of osteoporosis is very high. Treatment through vegetarianism: Lacto vegetarianism and more over, ovo-lacto vegetarianism do not call for such objections as veganism. It may be recommended during some diseases (usually in the form of fasting days or short courses): * Idiopathic hypertensia; * Circulatory deficiency; * Atherosclerosis; * Gout; * Obesity; * Urinary stone disease with uraturia; * Pyelonephritis; * Chronic renal failure; * Acute hepatitis or liver cirrhosis (only vegetable products with minimum quantity of proteins and fats). While acknowledging the significant importance of a vegetable diet, modern dietology rejects the statement of veganism followers about the possible treatment of the majority of diseases only through vegetable products.