Vegan & Vegetarian Dining
GT Dining offers an extensive number of vegan and vegetarian dining options. Our culinary staff uses innovative
ingredients, spices and flavors to create a robust and flavorful vegan- and vegetarian-friendly menu.
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Benefits of Eating Vegetarian
Beating Heart Disease
In the typical American diet, animal products are the main source of saturated fat and the only source of cholesterol. By avoiding meat, eggs, and dairy, we can greatly reduce the amount of saturated fat and all the cholesterol that contribute to heart disease. In one study, a low-fat, high-fiber, near-vegan diet combined with stress reduction techniques, smoking cessation, and exercise actually reversed atherosclerosis, the hardening of the arteries.(1)
Breast cancer rates are dramatically lower in countries that follow plant-based diets; but, when those same populations include more animal products in their diets, cancer rates increase. Typically, vegetarians have lower rates of colon cancer than non-vegetarians,(2) and a recent study found that a low-fat, vegetarian diet with routine exercise can help stop and even reverse prostate cancer.(3)
Obesity is an epidemic in the United States. A low-fat, vegetarian diet with moderate exercise can take off—and keep off—the weight. See Eat More, Weigh Less, by Dean Ornish, M.D.
Up to 80 percent of all factory-farmed animals receive antibiotics to promote growth and minimize illnesses common in intensive confinement animal agribusiness practices. (4,5)
As a result, antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains, such as salmonella, campylobacter, and E.coli, are increasingly found in animal products. The ability of antibiotics to treat human infections has been jeopardized. The World Health Organization, the American Medical Association, and other health advocates are calling for the reduction or termination of this antibiotics use.(6,7)
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