PETA’s Vegetarian Poster Boy to Carry Olympic Torch

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You won’t find too many vegetarian seniors whiling away the time in a rocking chair. Fitness experts, nutritionists and physicians around the world have concluded that a low-protein vegetarian diet may be the key to a long, healthy life – just look at Fauja Singh!  “The Turbaned Tornado” – the oldest marathon runner in the world – ran the London Marathon three weeks after his 101st birthday. How did he do it? Simple: by walking or jogging every day and by sticking to a vegetarian diet.

Plant-based foods are cholesterol-free and high in fibre, vitamins, complex carbohydrates and cancer-fighting antioxidants. Studies have shown that vegetarians and vegans live an average of six to 10 years longer than meat-eaters, and they are less prone to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity.

Tomorrow, Singh will have the honour of carrying the Olympic Torch through Newham, and thousands of vegetarian meals will be served along the route of the Olympic Torch Relay to celebrate this meat-free running legend. If you’re looking to follow in Singh’s footsteps, order our free vegetarian/vegan starter kit to help you on your way.





  • Brien Comerford commented on July 24, 2012 at 12:02 am

    Plaudits for this ageless and priceless animal lover and iconic vegetarian.

  • Brien Comerford commented on July 24, 2012 at 4:40 am

    This great man and animal activist should be showcased. Not animals that England exploits and kills.

  • Grady commented on August 4, 2012 at 12:34 am

    VEGCON pronounced veegcon means VEGetarian CONscious. VEGCONISM is the “Conscious Choice”. Authored by David Wachsman. I prefer these terminology than vegan and veganism. There is no substinent value to vegan and veganism. Don Watson used the first three and last 2 letters of vegetarian. SO WHAT? VEGCON AND VEGCONISM has that value.

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