Lebanon Hospital goes vegan, becoming first in the world

Yvonne O'Halloran

Hayek Hospital in Beirut has become the world’s first hospital to replace all animal products on its menu with plant-based options.

The family-owned, private practice announced on Instagram that it would no longer be serving its patients meat-based meals ladened with saturated fats, cholesterol, and carcinogens during recovery.

The hospital team stated in the post: “Our patients will no longer wake up from surgery to be greeted with ham, cheese, milk, and eggs … the very food[s] that may have contributed to their health problems in the first place.”

“There’s an elephant in the room that no one wants to see.”

“When the World Health Organization @who classifies processed meat as group 1A carcinogenic (causes cancer) same group as tobacco and red meat as group 2A carcinogenic, then serving meat in a hospital is like serving cigarettes in a hospital.”

“When the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) declare that 3 out of 4 new or emerging infectious diseases come from animals.”

“When adopting a plant based exclusive diet has been scientifically proven not only to stop the evolution of certain diseases but it can also reverse them.”

“We then, have the moral responsibility to act upon and align our beliefs with our actions. Taking the courage to look at the elephant in the eye.”

Article written by Martha Moody-United Kingdom

 

 

 

 

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