5 Vegan Responses When Someone Says You ‘Need Meat’
Is veganism bad for you? Not unless you’re living on pizza and junk food every day. Yet, people love to argue and are 100% convinced we need meat and cows milk. Here’s some tips to rebuff their argument.
The only information in the protein argument, is that we do in fact need it. Everything after that is up for debate. Protein can come from a wide range of sources, check out this chart.
Advertisers have done an impressive job in convincing the masses, that we need cow’s milk to have decent bones. The truth is, that milk not is incredibly unhealthy for us, it damages our bones. With so much information regarding the negative effects of cow’s milk, it’s no wonder that plant-based milks have grown in popularity recently. As a healthier alternative to cow’s milk, soy, almond, coconut, and rice milks taste great, and don’t harm animals.
Much like the fact that we need protein, we also need B-12, however, that idyllic notion people have, of cows and sheep lazing in the fields getting their B-12 from the soil has been well debunked with the multiple documentaries on the horrors of factory farming, where animals never see light, let alone grass. Get your B-12 from the same place it’s given to the animals, supplements.
Suffer the wrath of your body if you don’t eat fish to get those omega fatty acids. While arguing until you’re blue in the face about not needing fish, flax seeds, chia, and hemp seeds are full of omega-3 fatty acids and are better for our health. Especially considering when consuming fish, you’re not only helping to destroy our oceans, you’re eating a plate of plastic. .
You need healthy fats, and that’s a fact. What you don’t need, is all the side effects of eating meat; animal cruelty, cancer, diabetes and so forth. Explain how animal fat can lead to increased levels of cholesterol and clogged arteries because it contains high amounts of saturated fat that are solid at room temperature. With time, this saturated fat begins to accumulate and clog the arteries, which can cause heart attacks.
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