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I grew up as a vegan so it's what I'm familiar with.A vegan diet is easy for me to manage, I know exactly what to eat in order to remain healthy and ensure I'm getting all my required macro-nutrients. I haven't eaten a lot of meat regularly so I can't compare but I know that I can maintain a pretty low body fat % whilst gaining muscle on a vegan diet and so can many others, hence why there's a growing number of vegan bodybuilders. Other factor is ethics and the environment. Given I get on so well without meat, there's no reason for me to support the suffering of animals just because I like the taste of meat, besides as the vegan industry grows there's vegan "meats" that are tasting more and more like real meat. Some of them are almost indistinguishable once in a meal.
i love animals and after 40 years of not eating them can verify that you dont need meat in your diet... thats my personal take but you have to do it for you and your own reasons even if its just because you just feel its right. you dont have to justify it to anyone
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Environment. There's no health reason to eat meat, vegetarian tastes just as good when you're used to it and meat just uses a lot more resources than plants ever will.Vegetarian isn't necessarily healthier, but a lot of vegetarians eat healthier because they're watching their diet anyways and tend to eat more veggies.Let's all save the planet! :P
Agriculture is actually just as devastating to the environment. I live in a state with a lot of farmland, and entire ecosystems have been wiped out because if it. Most of our native species are extinct. The native American hunters who lived here before had a minimal impact on the environment and it was a positive one if anything.
Plant food are not healthy at all compared to animal foods. They lack adequate nutrient content and even then, those nutrients are not in bioavailable and so they are converted, but conversion factors are very low. For most, you lose at least 50% of the already inadequate amount. Herbivores with specialized stomachs don’t have this issue, so they can convert plant foods into animal forms and we can consume the animal. I used to have a lot of health problems. Slowly ate less and less meat as i was told it was unhealthy. Ended up going vegan for a month. Felt even worse after a while and craved red meat. Decided one day no more plant foods and i’m the healthiest i’ve ever been. 0 issues. This got me interested in nutrition so i did a lot of research and understand well nutritional information as well as misleading terminology used to support vegan diets. The term nutrient dense is one such misleading term. It’s based on caloric quantity, not the actual amount of nutrients contained. There are other things like calling retinol vitamin A, which it’s not. Lectins (big plant proteins such as gluten) are also very unhealthy. Sugars and carbs (only found in plant foods) are unhealthy. Cancer can only survive on sugars. Sugars/carbs cause cavities.Yeah don’t go vegan. It’s unhealthy and not any better for the environment. Grass fed meat has a minimal environmental impact. Factory farming is def bad though.
@Chris4744 I've been vegetarian for 8 years now. I'm quite healthy. Studies show that vegetarians live slightly longer, although this is mostly because they out more effort into being healthy. In general it's about the same for your health. Ever thought about what animals eat? I know agriculture is devastating, that's exactly what is 'bad' about meat. You need less land for plant based foor than for the muddle step of feeding your food first.Those hunters had a minimal impact because there were way less of them. But I found going vegetarian a more ethical solution than proposing to kill off half of the population and forbid procreation.
Studies show that vegetarians live slightly longer than the average person, not longer than the average carnivorous human. There probably won’t be adequate data on that for another decade or so.Yes, that is why I’m opposed to factory farming. Grass fed beef is not only healthier, but also has a minimal impact on the environment.Yes, they had less of an impact for those reasons. If we were to consume only animals on a natural diet, it would be more similar to that than to factory farming.It’s unrealistic to expect more than a minority of people to stop buying grain fed meat, so worrying about how to feed everyone with grass fed meat isn’t really an issue worth worrying about. There is more than enough to feed those who wish to respect the environment and/or nurture their bodies.
@Chris4744 we don't have space to feed everyone grass fed. There is however enough space to feed everyone mostly plant based.
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I've always been turned off by meat. The thought of biting into a vein and seeing the blood before cooking just makes me wanna throw up.
Meat is the healthiest thing one can consume. Red meat, shellfish, and fish are the three healthiest foods on the planet.
Back when I was an actively practicing vegetarianism, I was doing it, simply because I felt better. I had to drift away from it for financial situation reasons.
I always get a kick out of people who are so viciously against vegans. Curious to see what makes vegans, go vegan. Great question.
I'm 100% plant based because I believe it is healthier than eating meat
Never understood veganism
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