Nearly 40% of Russian Believe That A Vegan Diet Is Bad For You.
A recent poll shows that nearly 40% of Russians believe a vegan diet is bad for you.
The reasons behind their belief are that following a vegan diet would leave the person lacking in vitamins and nutrients needed for optimal health, and only eating animal products would be able to provide them. A large portion of the people, 28% of them, stated that humans simply couldn’t thrive on a vegan diet, they needed animal-based protein, especially for development, and that eating a ‘balanced’ diet, which included animal-based foods is what they would consider balanced, and this is why they felt a vegan diet is bad for you.
About 15 percent said that vegetarian foods were good because they were “light,” while 14 percent mentioned the absence of allegedly hazardous cholesterol-causing ingredients and 12 percent said food producers put more harmful additives in non-vegetarian products. Some of the respondents said that there were more vitamins in vegetarian food.
The agency conducted the survey on July 31 based on phone interviews with 1,000 respondents above 18. The margin of error does not exceed 2.5% at the 95% confidence level.
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