Being Harvard Medical School recommends eating a plant-based

Being Vegan or Vegetarian 

Health, Facts, Opinions, Long term studies, etc

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      There are about sixteen million people in the United States that are
vegetarian or vegan. A vast majority of those are women. Women make up 79% of
the vegan group. Celebraties actually make up a significant proportion of
vegans.

 

What the human body needs

      There
are thirteen vitamins the human body needs. Vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E,
vitamin C, vitamin K, thiamine, riboflavine, folate, niacine, panthothenie
acid, biotin, vitamin B12, and vitamin B3.

  
“Maintaining a healthy diet is all about balance. Your body needs
all three macronutrients – proteins, carbs and fat – to stay energetic, build
muscle and perform vital bodily functions. To stay your healthiest, focus on
consuming nutritious foods, rather than dieting. Harvard Medical School
recommends eating a plant-based diet full of fruits, vegetables and whole
grains and complementing it with lean proteins such as poultry and soy. Consume
healthy fats, including olive oil, nuts and fatty fish, such as salmon, while
avoiding foods that contain trans fats – most often found in processed or
convenience foods.”   -Kelsey Casselburry

 

Why vegan?

          Some who became vegan were for nutritional concerns or food allergies. Many
would have adopted the lifestyle for moral or even political reasons. Most
vegan’s point of view tend to be that animals are not meant to be tested,
eaten, and expoited in any other way.

       Plenty who became vegan did it
to lose weight. The average vegan is twenty pounds lighter than meat-eaters
are. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, vegans are less
likely to develop heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or high blood pressure than
meat-eaters are. Vegans get all the nutrients they need to be healthy.

   Meat is
actually really gross. Its often contaminated with feces, blood, and all sorts
of bodily fluids. For these reasons make animal products one of the top sources
of food poisoning.

 

Differences between vegans and vegetarians

   Vegan- A more strict
lifestyle than a vegetarian. Its a lifestyle that excludes animals for food,
clothing, or other purposes. They do not consume meat, eggs, milk, honey, or
any food from animals

 
Vegetarian- A vegetarian doesn’t eat any meat. Unlike vegans,
they still eat animal products like dairy, eggs, and honey. They also use
animal products like leather. There is also different types of vegetarian;
Lacto-vegetarian and ovo-vegetarian. Really veganism is considered a form of
vegetarianism.

 

Is dairy really good for you?

           Dairy isnt really good for the human body. There are actually several
reasons to back that statement up. The first one being cancer causing. Milk
causes cancer in any form, organic or not. Second reason is insulin issues.
Milk raises our levels of insulin which causes blood sugar swings that lead to
acne. Dairy promotes excess estrogen due to containing estrogen from the female
cows.

       Do you know what’s a glass of
milk? 

·       
135 million pus cells are
legally allowed in a glass of milk

·       
Antibiotics

·       
Feces

·       
51 milligrams of cholesterol

·       
300 Calories

·       
16 grams of fat

·       
Acidic protein with leeches    

·       
Calcium from bones

 

         

Health risks

 

     There actually aren’t as much
health risk as one would imagine. If you have a sensible diet and are getting
your proteins, iron, calcium, etc… You will be perfectly fine. And if you
aren’t, here are a few

·       
Bone health

·       
Zine deficiency

·       
Protein deficiency

·       
Iron deficency

 

 

Meat isn’t really meant for humans

 

      There are researchers who have
proven that meat isn’t meant for humans, but it doesnt mean we can’t have it.
Meat can be good for you, but at the same time it has plenty bad effects in
return. Here are some of the few that should be mentioned.

 

·       
Higher risk of cancer

·       
Heart disease and diabetes

·       
Harder to mantain a healthy
body weight

·       
Foodborne illness

·       
Resistance to antibiotics

·       
Increases risk of death

    

  Carnivores have acid saliva,
perfectly designed to break down animal flesh. Our alkaline saliva is not meant
to break down animal flesh.

 

Humans should be herbivores

 

 “Meat-eaters: have claws

Herbivores: no claws

Humans: no claws

 

Meat-eaters: have no skin pores and perspire through the tongue

Herbivores: perspire through skin pores

Humans: perspire through skin pores

 

Meat-eaters: have sharp front teeth for tearing, with no flat molar teeth
for grinding

Herbivores: no sharp front teeth, but flat rear molars for grinding

Humans: no sharp front teeth, but flat rear molars for grinding

 

Meat-eaters: have intestinal tract that is only 3 times their body length
so that rapidly decaying meat can pass through quickly

Herbivores: have intestinal tract 10-12 times their body length.

Humans: have intestinal tract 10-12 times their body length.

 

Meat-eaters: have strong hydrochloric acid in stomach to digest meat

Herbivores: have stomach acid that is 20 times weaker than that of a
meat-eater

Humans: have stomach acid that is 20 times weaker than that of a meat-eater

 

Meat-eaters: salivary glands in mouth not needed to pre-digest grains and
fruits.

Herbivores: well-developed salivary glands which are necessary to
pre-digest grains and fruits

Humans: well-developed salivary glands, which are necessary to pre-digest,
grains and fruits

 

Meat-eaters: have acid saliva with no enzyme ptyalin to pre-digest grains

Herbivores: have alkaline saliva with ptyalin to pre-digest grains

Humans: have alkaline saliva with ptyalin to pre-digest grains”