The Vegan Lifestyle - Good or Bad?

Red meat is actually not a good source of B12. Vegetarians and vegans are less likely to have a B12 deficiency because they tend to be aware of it and consume fortified products. B12 is made by bacteria and found on and in a lot of plant matter. Vegetarian animals get their B12 from eating plant matter.

They do not make it themselves. What ever your diet category, you can have good and bad eating habits. Vegetarians or vegans can eat poorly too but most are more educated about diet so tend to eat healthier. If a person has one animal free meal a week for the reason of havign an animal free meal, that is a step forward and they should be complimented, not put down for not being 100% vegan.

I find it rather offensive that you judge me or anyone for that matter on their life style choices purely because it doesn't fit in your paradigm of the world.
Dairy has been a part of the human diet for 7000 years and is a very good option to compliment your protein intake.

As for meat...we are omnivores whether you want to accept that or not. We need a variety of food to maintain optimal health. All you have to do is look at your canines to realize we are designed to eat meat. With all the food options and supplements we have today we can be healthy without animal flesh. However humans are by design flesh eating. Your CHOICE to be vegan is just that a choice; shaming someone else for their choice is unconscionable.

In the meantime, if you want to compliment your diet without bothering a cow, find yourself a human mother to milk from.

I don't care if anybody wants to be vegan or vegetarian for themselves. I won't force bacon down any vegan's throat.

The biggest thing I can't stand is when vegans try to shame others or force those under their care (as in children who have no voice when it comes to what they're fed until a certain age, but ESPECIALLY pets who are naturally carnivores) to follow a strictly vegan diet.

Some people with certain allergies/food intolerances and ALL cats and dogs cannot live well or very long on an all-vegan diet. (The "vegan" cat and dog foods on the market are pretty much all scams that do far more harm than good, that no veterinarian worth his or her degree would advocate, and I've seen far too many articles about kittens and the like who were forced to subsist on potatoes and rice milk, who then had to be rushed to the vet for severe malnutrition) Their options are already limited by their bodies, they can't afford to limit it any further.

It's good that you made this video, it contains a lot of useful information and debunks a lot of harmful or just plain untrue stereotypes, but I hope you know that you're not going to change everyone's mind, and your point of view is just one among many - not a universal one size fits all truth.

The best thing for all of us to do - vegan, vegetarian, omnivore, etc. is you do you, don't assume what other peoples' nutritional needs are, and don't shame or play armchair doctor/nutritionist to anybody who doesn't follow your diet. 


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