Hayek Hospital in the Lebanese capital of Beirut has become the first in the world to only serve vegan meals to its patients.
The hospital has made the decision based on the health risks associated with meat, dairy and eggs, opting for plant-based offerings to help recovering patients with all sorts of ailments.
‘Like serving cigarettes in a hospital’
Hayek Hospital wrote: “When the World Health Organization 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.
“Our patients will no longer wake up from surgery to be greeted with ham, cheese, milk, and eggs… the very food that may have contributed to their health problems in the first place.
“We believe it’s well about time to tackle the root cause of diseases and pandemics, not just treat symptoms.”
We love Hayek Hospital’s attitude, and we hope that hospitals here in the UK take note of this revolutionary approach to healthcare.
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