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Down to Earth to Hold 30% Off Sale on World Vegetarian Day, Saturday October 1st

Customers to Receive 30% Off 100 of the Company's Best-Selling Items

Down to Earth will hold a 30% Off Sale on Saturday, Oct. 1st to celebrate World Vegetarian Day.

World Vegetarian Day was founded by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and was endorsed by the International Vegetarian Society in 1978. Every year on this Day, vegetarians from all over the world conduct a wide variety of outreach activities to help increase awareness of the ethical, environmental, health, and humanitarian benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.

At the World Vegetarian Day Celebration to be held by Down to Earth, customers will receive at least 30% off 100 of the company's best-selling items, including popular brands such as Amy & Brian's Coconut Juice, Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Soap, Tofurky Deli Slices, Sambazon Acai Fruit Pack, and more. Customers will also receive 30% off of Down to Earth's award-winning vegetarian hot table and salad bar.

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Feature Article

Obesity in America

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If health is wealth, America is on the verge of going bankrupt. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of adults and one sixth of children in America are obese. In the past twenty years, obesity rates doubled for adults and tripled for children. If these trends continue, by the time today's children reach adulthood, obesity will be the norm and healthy weight the exception.

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Health Tip

For the First Time, USDA Report Acknowledges the Benefits of Vegetarianism

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In the latest report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, a division of the USDA, a vegetarian diet is clearly established as an effective means to help prevent obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The report also concludes, "Vegetarian diets that include complementary mixtures of plant proteins can provide the same quality of protein as that from animal protein". This is the first time in history that the federal government has officially acknowledged that a vegetarian diet can improve health.

In regard to preventing obesity, the report states, "On average, vegetarians consume fewer calories from fat than non-vegetarians, particularly saturated fat, and have a higher consumption of carbohydrates than non-vegetarians. In addition, vegetarians tend to consume fewer overall calories and have a lower body mass index than non-vegetarians. These characteristics, in addition to the dietary pattern per se, may contribute to the improved health outcomes of vegetarians".

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Veggie Quote

“I was watching an HBO special on eating habits and different cultures, and they showed in China how people eat cats ... I happened to be sitting on the couch with my cat, and once I saw that, it just put everything in perspective.”

-Ben Kenney, bassist for Incubus

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Vegetarian Recipes

Featured Recipe

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For your cooking delight we are bringing you our monthly cooking class recipes:

Feature! Baked Banana Lumpia

Additional tasty recipes:

Coconut Rice with Black Beans

Raw Nutty Cherry Chocolate Bites

Potato Gnocchi

Raw Spicy Mango Ginger Soup

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