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Is being a vegan really that healthy for you?

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June 16, 2019 / By Joey
Question: i have been going all organic for quite some time in my life now and been looking into vegetarianism/veganism. i have been researching different sites, all of which have been vegetarian and vegan sites so there is obviously a little bias there. i can understand being a vegetarian a bit more than i can a full out vegan. i just can't imagine cutting out eggs, milk, things like that that are essential to your diet and most foods. some of what i have read says that vitamin deficiencies are some of the main downfalls to the lifestyle. i am aware that taking vitamin supplements would fix this problem to an extent, but we all know that our body doesn't absorb vitamin supplements as well as it does through regular consumption. so what are the facts? the downfalls? the best route to take, vegetarianism or veganism? thanks! :)
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Griffin Griffin | 7 days ago
Yes!! It really is that healthy for you. There is a lot of mis-conception surrounding dairy, because it is not meant for our human bodies dairy is actually very hard to digest properly we do not have the enzymes to digest animal products like a carnivore does (as we are naturally frugivores like most other primates and have NOT evolved to eat meat) our clever bodies create enzymes to digest these alien foods by using our calcium and other nutrients, this means that by consuming dairy products we are actually lowering the calcium we have and subjecting ourselves to a massive risk of osteoporosis among many other problems. Becoming vegan is very easy if you already watch what you eat and look after yourself. You might feel a little weak at first but this is only a detoxifying effect, your body needs time to get rid of all those toxins from animal products it will never be about a deficiency, rarely you might find you are lacking in iron or b vitamins if you don't eat healthily (you get iron from any greens) Your right we cannot absorb all of the nutrients in supplements but it is good to take a b vitamin supplement at the start of your transition, you'll find that soy/rice milks are usually fortifIEd with b vitamins, as is yeast extract, cereals so its not hard to get it from foods too but it is not naturally there in foods, in nature our bodies produce enough b vitamins that we need each day but to do this we need to be in a purely natural state, ie balanced raw vegan who exercises. Something that is a rare circumstance. This is really the only thing you might want to think about, but if you have a varied diet and don't just eat tofu and meat/dairy substitutes all the time you haven't anything to worry about, in fact you have everything to celebrate! Dairy and Meat are the causes directly of obesity, heart disease, colon cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis among hundreds. Bad points; you look to glowingly healthy its hard to fight the men off ;) Some great resources for you ; (althought these particular resourses are from Viva! they are all facts from proven trials etc, Viva! are brilliant for giving unbias advice and information and let the individual decide, i always buy my campaign materials from them for this reason) http://www.viva.org.uk/guides/nutritioninanutshell.htm http://www.viva.org.uk/guides/foodofchampions.htm http://www.viva.org.uk/guides/healthiestdietofall.htm http://www.viva.org.uk/guides/l-plate/vegan/index.htm Heres a sweet little vid i like to show people, its for children but i think everyone can appreciate it :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05zhL1YUd8Q Hope this helps
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Griffin Originally Answered: Is a Vegan Diet (No meat, eggs, or dairy product consumption) truly a healthy diet? Can it be healthy for me?
I also did it for the animals after I viewed "Meet Your Meat," a PETA video I got at a Morrissey concert in Atlanta (link below). But veganism also helps the enviroment; the raising of cattle is raping the land of water and nutrients. That is why part of the world is experiencing severe drought and famine, while people in America suffer obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Also, Time magazine ran an article about ways to help reduce Global Warming, and #22 was "Skip the Steak (see link below)." The meat industry generates roughly 18% of the world's greenhouse-gas emmissions, even more than transportation. Time magazine said meat production is bound to double between 2001 and 2050, and a 16 oz. T-Bone steak is like a Hummer on a plate because of all of the nitrous oxide and methane being released into the atmosphere due to the increasing meat production. If you switch to vegetarianism, you can shrink your carbon footprint by 1.5 tons of carbon a year. A vegan diet is the only diet that can reduce heart disease and diabetes. Dr. Dean Ornish had several patients with severe heart disease successfully improve their conditions by only switching their diets to veganism. Being a vegan can cause you to become unhealthy if you choose to just eat french fries and Tofutti ice cream; with a few sensible choices, like avoiding too much sugar, enriched foods, and corn syrup, you can live a very healthy and long life. So being a vegan not only helps the animals, it also helps improve the planet and helps improve your own health and well-being.

Dwane Dwane
Im not vegetarian but rarely eat meat. I do sometimes eat chicken and fish but you can get protein and iron from from beans or even soy and tofu. I drink rice milk and calcium fortified OJ. (Dairy really isn't good for you) Its a personal Choice but you can get all your vitamins if you plan carefully. You can also be healthy eating meat if you plan carefully and eat very limited amounts of red meat.
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Bud Bud
i know the reason why your asking that. you still dont know how much money doctors will ask you when you get sick of heart disease. you obviously still havent realized the fact that the leading cause of death among humans is heart disease. is being vegan really healthy? of course it is (what a question). a strict vegan diet that avoids trans fat and saturated fat will decreases heart disease. just bear in mind that heart disease is more fatal than any vitamin deficiencies. people who say that vegans are stupidos are the people who works for McDonalds and and in some livestock company. they say vegans are stupidos so that they can earn a lot of money.
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Aldford Aldford
Being vegetarian can be healthy if you do it correctly. Being vegan is not healthy for most people. Our bodies need the nutrients that are hard to find in a plant-only diet, such as calcium. True, calcium can be found in leafy green vegetables, such as lettuce, but you'd have to eat something like five entire heads of lettuce to get the same amount of calcium that you'd get in a glass of milk. Human beings are not rabbits or guinea pigs.
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Sylva Sylva
oh you've gone organic? how? explain this... organic? so you grow your own... that's what exactly you are saying? otherwise if you buy it from a mass producer.. it is NOT ORGANIC! deficencies? in a vegan diet? oh really, this is news to me. hum.. i've been a vegan for 34 years.. even the docs say i'm healthy with a blood chem panel that's to die for. well i better ask my docs again.. maybe they mixed up my blood chem panel with a meat eater.. who knows.
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Rebecka Rebecka
yes. its low in saturated fat. no ldl cholesterol from food. eggs and dairy aren't necessary. whatever protein, fats, carbs, vitamins, minerals they have can be gotten elsewhere. i have been vegan for almost 3 years. haven't had one cold or flu since i was vegetarian, and i am more relaxed than ever. sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, soymilk have alot of calcium
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Rebecka Originally Answered: Is being a vegan really that healthy for you?
Yes!! It really is that healthy for you. There is a lot of mis-conception surrounding dairy, because it is not meant for our human bodies dairy is actually very hard to digest properly we do not have the enzymes to digest animal products like a carnivore does (as we are naturally frugivores like most other primates and have NOT evolved to eat meat) our clever bodies create enzymes to digest these alien foods by using our calcium and other nutrients, this means that by consuming dairy products we are actually lowering the calcium we have and subjecting ourselves to a massive risk of osteoporosis among many other problems. Becoming vegan is very easy if you already watch what you eat and look after yourself. You might feel a little weak at first but this is only a detoxifying effect, your body needs time to get rid of all those toxins from animal products it will never be about a deficiency, rarely you might find you are lacking in iron or b vitamins if you don't eat healthily (you get iron from any greens) Your right we cannot absorb all of the nutrients in supplements but it is good to take a b vitamin supplement at the start of your transition, you'll find that soy/rice milks are usually fortifIEd with b vitamins, as is yeast extract, cereals so its not hard to get it from foods too but it is not naturally there in foods, in nature our bodies produce enough b vitamins that we need each day but to do this we need to be in a purely natural state, ie balanced raw vegan who exercises. Something that is a rare circumstance. This is really the only thing you might want to think about, but if you have a varied diet and don't just eat tofu and meat/dairy substitutes all the time you haven't anything to worry about, in fact you have everything to celebrate! Dairy and Meat are the causes directly of obesity, heart disease, colon cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis among hundreds. Bad points; you look to glowingly healthy its hard to fight the men off ;) Some great resources for you ; (althought these particular resourses are from Viva! they are all facts from proven trials etc, Viva! are brilliant for giving unbias advice and information and let the individual decide, i always buy my campaign materials from them for this reason) http://www.viva.org.uk/guides/nutritioninanutshell.htm http://www.viva.org.uk/guides/foodofchampions.htm http://www.viva.org.uk/guides/healthiestdietofall.htm http://www.viva.org.uk/guides/l-plate/vegan/index.htm Heres a sweet little vid i like to show people, its for children but i think everyone can appreciate it :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05zhL1YUd8Q Hope this helps

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