I started to eat vegan and I think is amazing, but many people don't think the same,. If you are vegan please help with tips.. And if you are not, you can write why do you think this it's not healthy?
I have followed a whole foods plant based diet for more than 8 years and it is one of the best choices I have every made.
- It is excellent for ones health and supports a fit and energetic lifestyle, if one eats whole food, nutrient dense plant foods, it is great for the animals and great for the planet.
About the whole protein myth:
People that claim that you need animal protein for optimal health have an extremely poor understanding of nutrition, basic biology, zoology and human physiology. All protein is derived from plants, as plant are the only entities that can create amino acids, herbivorous animals convert amino that they have ingested through eating plants into bodily components, like muscles, organs, veins, hair etc. If the body has no need for the ingested amino acids it simple excerpts them. When another carnivorous or omnivorous animal consumes the flesh of a hervibourous animal, the protein is broken down to its essential amino acid sub components, these basic amino acids are used in case the organisms needs building blocks to create or repair some bodily component. No need to eat meat for protein, cut out the middle man and just eat plants and skip the cholesterol, hormones, saturated fat, antibiotics, adrenaline, uric acid, growth steroids, many toxic chemicals, bacteria (e-coli, salmonella just to name a few) and just eat plants.
I highly recommend going whole food plant based!
Good for you, Willanny! The biggest thing is to have access to A LOT of different foodstuffs. That is, special supermarkets or shops that sell a wide variety of grains and vegetables. And you also have to have the right metabolism for it. If you already loved to eat salad and vegetables before (and not for fashionable or weight reasons) then it's probably good for you.
Non-vegans don't quite understand that their diets are very limited, they eat only the same animals, vegetables and grains all the time and that's not healthy. The vegan diet is very varied because you eat a lot of things other people would never even think of! For example: black beans and rice give you just as much protein as meat. But how many meat-eaters would make black beans and rice for dinner?
I'm not vegan, but I have a lot of respect for people who are. (applause!)
Irena, I made a joke. I wrote Siberia, not Serbia. :D It's relatively expensive to be a vegetarian in Serbia during winter. The vegetable season lasts from spring to autumn.
I don't judge people who are vegans or vegetarians, but I couldn't be the one all the time. Sometimes I crave for meet and it's much better that I eat what I crave for than to be nervous and unkind to others because my brain can't stand the particular diet.
I practise being vegetarian during summer a few days per week and grow my own vegetables because what I can find in grocery shops and at the market is usually not so delicious as organic food. My cellar is full of bottled veggies and yes, I live in the city, but I am a huge fun of urban gardening. Luckily I have that possibility, because I live in an agricultural area. When I prepare vegetarian dishes, my family rolls their eyes of course. I am actually quite open to any sorts of food, but meet not so much except the one that I am eating from my childhood. This meat is also organic, otherwise I wouldn't buy it.
But thanks for the comment! Sometimes I write something as a joke and people take it in way that wasn't my intention. Nutrition usually depends on the region where you live.