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VSS eNewsletter 1 September 2008

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    VSS eNewsletter, 1 September 2008 VSS News Restaurant Vouchers for New and Renewing VSS Members Web Help
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      VSS eNewsletter, 1 September 2008

       

      VSS News

      Restaurant Vouchers for New and Renewing VSS Members

      Web Help Needed

       

      Other News

      Restaurant at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum

      Vege Fast Food Classes – Rerun by Popular Demand at Awareness Place

      Organic Paradise Moving by End-Sep

      Food vs Feed Petition to the UN General Secretary

      Health Workshops, Programmes and Consultation

      Did You Eat Some Nuts Today?

      Olympic Medalist in Judo Goes Vegan

      Recommended Nutrition Books

      New Whampoa Drive Outlet

      Studies Examine Livestock-Global Warming Link

      Sep 5 – International Day of Support for Jailed Austrian Activists

       

      VSS News

      Restaurant Vouchers for New and Renewing VSS Members

      Join VSS or renew your membership and receive 2 x $5 food vouchers, redeemable at participating vegetarian restaurants. Check this page for the latest list:

      http://www.vegetarian-society.org/?q=node/684#

       

      VSS needs members for the income membership dues bring, and as a show of strength. Right now, we have about 150 members, not many considering how many vegetarians there are in S'pore. You can download the membership form at http://www.vegetarian-society.org/?q=JoinUs

       

      Web Help Needed

      If you enjoy using the Web to spread the message about vegetarianism and are willing to work for free a few hours a week, please contact info@...

       

      Basic html knowledge is necessary, and some knowledge of Drupal is preferred. Also necessary is a positive outlook on life.

       

      Other News

      Restaurant at Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum

      Lotus Heart Tea House
      Level 2, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum, 288 South  Bridge Rd, S. 058840
      Tel: 6220.0220
      Open: Daily, 9am to 7pm
      Email: aranya@...
      Web:
      http://www.btrts.org.sg/2008tea_house/tea_house_eng.html

      Brown rice: yes

      Egg: no

      Dairy: a little in the hot drinks

      MSG (Ajinomoto): a little

      Onion & garlic: no

      Organic: some
      Pre-ordering & delivery services available
      Catering: no

       

      Vege Fast Food Classes – Rerun by Popular Demand at Awareness Place

      Wong Kee Yew (Bachelor of Biotechnology, Hons) is rerunning his popular VEGE Fast Food Classes in December, 14 and 21 (Sun), 2pm-4pm at Awareness Place, #03-39 Bras Basah Complex. The fee is $30.

       

      These classes tend to fill quickly (no bluff). To register, contact semd@... or 6336.5067, 6337.7582.

       

      Organic Paradise Moving by End-Sep

      One of S'pore's oldest providers of organic groceries, Organic Paradise, is moving back to its old neighbourhood by the end of Sep. Their address will be Cuppage Plaza, 5 Koek Rd, #01-25/27, S. 2287976, Tel: 6736.2089. Their opening hours remain 10.30am-6pm, Mon-Sat.

       

      Food vs Feed Petition to the UN General Secretary

      The petition's title says it all very concisely: How can we continue diverting plant food to the meat industry for use as feed when millions of people die every year for lack of food? The petition appeals to the United Nations and its agencies to channel available food resources to needy people and not to farm animals.

       

      The petition is being disseminated by EVANA (European Vegetarian and Animal News Alliance). You can sign the petition online at http://www.evana.org/index.php?id=36475&lang=en

       

      Health Workshops, Programmes and Consultation

      NutriHub - The Organic Fusion CafĂ© offers a variety of ways to learn about how to be a healthy vegetarian. They are located at Cuppage Plaza, #B2-25 (behind OG Orchard, near Centrepoint); Tel: 6738.2746 SMS Ms Vinitha Ang at 9236.8402; Open Mon–Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-4pm, Closed public holidays

       

      a. "Dine & Learn" workshop will be scheduled on Sat 13/9 and Sun 21/9 from 1 to 3pm. Participants can choose to attend either of these dates. Enjoy a Nutrimeal & learn how to prepare a healthy meal for your family. Package includes -

      o        1 set meal with drink

      o        Nutrition Talk

        • Vitality cooking demo plus food tasting.

       

      b. "Look Good Feel Good" programme

      Achieve healthy weight and experience the benefit of "Detox" without fasting. 1-to-1 consultation with nutrition & weight assessment will be provided.

       

      c. "Vitality & Health" consultation

      Receive personalised nutrition assessment and advice to improve your diet for better health or to compliment your disease management, such as nutrition support for cancer – before, during & after treatment.

       

      They also provide special order takeaway catering and facilities, plus food & drink for organizing events.

       

      Did You Eat Some Nuts Today?

      A brief review of nuts and peanuts as part of a healthy diet has just been published:

      J Nutr. 2008 Sep;138(9):1736S-1740S.

      Tree nuts and peanuts as components of a healthy diet.

      King JC, Blumberg J, Ingwersen L, Jenab M, Tucker KL. Children's Hospital, Oakland Research Institute, Oakland , CA 94690 , USA .
      jking@...

      Nuts have been part of the diet for thousands of years. In 2003, a Qualified Health Claim was approved, stating that eating 1.5 oz (42 g)
      of nuts per day may reduce the risk of heart disease. Usual intakes fall short of this recommendation. About one-third of Americans report consuming nuts (tree nuts or peanuts) on any one day. Seven percent of Europeans report eating nuts, but the amount eaten by European nut consumers (31 g/d) is larger than that of Americans (21 g/d). Nuts are an excellent source of vitamin E and magnesium. Individuals consuming nuts also have higher intakes of folate, beta-carotene, vitamin K, lutein+zeaxanthin, phosphorus, copper, selenium, potassium, and zinc per 1000 kcal. Regular nut consumption increases total energy intake by 250 kcal/d (1.05 MJ/d), but the body weight of nut consumers is not greater than that of nonconsumers.

       

      Nuts are an excellent source of phytochemicals (phytosterols, phenolic acids, flavonoids, stilbenes, and carotenoids). The total phenolic constituents probably contribute to the total antioxidant capacity of nuts, which is comparable to broccoli and tomatoes. To improve guidance on the use of nuts in the diet, the position of nuts in typical food patterns needs to be addressed. The 2005 MyPyramid includes nuts in the meat and beans group. Yet, nuts are rarely consumed as meat substitutes. Because approximately 60% of the nuts consumed in the U.S. are eaten as snacks, emphasizing their use as a healthy snack may be more effective than inclusion within a food group.

       

      Olympic Medalist in Judo Goes Vegan

       

      The film Earthlings, plus the example of family and friends, convinced Ronda Rousey, who won a bronze medal in Judo in the 70kg weight class, to go veg: http://www.rondarousey.net/blog/?p=126

       

      In an email to the VSS eNewsletter, Ronda confirmed that she has kept her promise to herself and even exceeded her expectations:

       

      Well, when i first watched it [Earthlings] i wanted to go vegan but decided to go vegetarian first cause i didnt think i had the will power. But I've been vegan for two weeks now! I love it too, usually i put on a lot of weight and feel gross after competitions, but i feel great! I'm cooking up a rice and bean burrito as we speak!

       

      For more: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/beijing/fight/2008-08-13-womensjudo_N.htm

       

      Recommended Nutrition Books

      A reader asked VSS to recommend some books on vegetarian nutrition. After asking around, here are 6 suggestions.

       

      1. Becoming Vegan by Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis

      2. Becoming Vegetarian by Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis

      3. Nutritional Assessment by Robert Lee and David Nieman

      4. The Dietitian's Guide to Vegetarian Diet by Mark and Virginia Messina

      5. The Vegetarian Way by Mark and Virginia Messina

      6. Plant Based Nutrition by Stephen Walsh

       

      New Whampoa Drive Outlet

      A reader sent in the following outlet news:

       

      There is a new vegetarian food store selling very nice mee pok, tom yam fried rice and fried veg kwai teow at Blk 86, Whampoa Drive , #01-919, Kim Sin Eating House, Owner: Mr Albert, 8345.3023. Open Tue to Sun, 8am-8pm.

       

      Studies Examine Livestock-Global Warming Link

      Here are two more studies suggesting that going vegetarian, especially going vegan, addresses growing concerns over global warming.

       

      http://news.sg.msn.com/lifestyle/article.aspx?cp-documentid=1647349

      http://www.foodwatch.de/kampagnen__themen/klima/klimastudie_2008/index_ger.html [in German] and

      randd.defra.gov.uk/Document.aspx?Document=IS0205_3958_EXE.doc

       

      Sep 5 – International Day of Support for Jailed Austrian Activists

      10 Austrian animal protectionists have been jailed without trial since May, although one was recently released, at least temporarily. Because the activists have refused to renounce animal protection, their remand in custody has been extended on the grounds that there allegedly remains the risk they will perpetrate 'criminal offences'.

       

      Learn more about the situation at http://www.austriasolidarity.com

       

      Click here for a large list of vegetarian eateries

       

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