PETA’s Vegetarian Poster Boy to Carry Olympic Torch

Posted by on July 20, 2012 | Permalink

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.