There has been a lot of controversy about diets for the past 30 years, but it just keeps getting worse. More and more people are getting sick and it seems like there are 5 million different opinions on what we should do about it.
One specific diet that is all the rage nowadays is a vegan diet.
Even those who eat poorly believe that they would benefit if they had the willpower to become vegan.
Even popular athletes are turning to this diet like Houston Texans running back Arian Foster.
So is this the way to go? I mean eating less meat is healthy right? Most Vegans seem pretty healthy.
First, let me break down the way vegans may be fairly healthy in comparison to the average Joe.
- They are health conscious
- They don’t eat processed foods
- They don’t eat at Jack-in-the-Crack and other Fast Food joints
- They may exercise more
- They don’t do drugs
So yes, vegans are healthier than most people, but is it an optimal diet?
The answer is NO.
Sorry I don’t mean to piss off any Vegans or Vegetarians (though I know I will, but we can still be friends), but it is just not what we were designed to eat.
I’m not saying we can only eat like cavemen.
Yes, technological advances have given us the ability to eat things that we naturally wouldn’t be able to get our hands on otherwise like coconuts even though I don’t live next to any coconut trees.
Yes, technology has gave us the ability to have a lot more vegetation in our diet that we would have had, and this is great, but we still need to make sure we get meat into our diets.
Don’t tell me about what documentary you watched or what your girlfriend said, our bodies are accustomed to eating meat. Yes I know about the gross factory farms, but not all farms are like that. If you want higher quality meat, I have a link right to the side, so stop the excuses.
There are certain amino acids and fatty acids such as EPA and DHA that you just can’t get eating a vegetarian or vegan diet. These are essential, as in your body cannot create them by themselves, it must come from a food source.
So if you are a Vegan or Vegetarian, it wouldn’t hurt to eat a piece of fish with that salad. In fact it would benefit you a lot.
And for those of you who were considering becoming vegan or vegetarian, you can still eat your meat, but it wouldn’t hurt to add a salad to your menu. In fact it would benefit you a lot.
And for those of you just looking to eat better….EAT REAL FOOD. In fact, check out Sean Croxton’s Real Food Summit! .
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