I can't comment on vegan but I live with my parents who are of the egg and dairy produce eating variety of vegetarian. I usually share their diet.I love bacon, but I'm up for a challenge.
Lot of people do the mistake of becoming vegan without taking a serious look at their diet. There are so many important nutrients you will be getting from meat. As long as you make adjustments to your diets, then you will be fine.Any vegans here? I'm thinking about trying it out. What's your experience with it?
Interesting stuff. What about quinoa? I hear its a complete protein. Do you it would be a good substitute for meat?I understand and to a certain extent applaud the moral convictions of those who decide to be partially or fully vegetarian.
I can understand their motivations, many food animals are raised in abominable conditions and are not treated humanely by any standard.
(largely thanks to the movement towards industrial farming and away from small private farms)
From the health standpoint, humans are omnivores, not vegetarians, and a diet that is completely devoid of animal protein will lead to some rather charming deficiency diseases such as Pellagra. There are 14 amino acids that humans have to consume to survive, and 3 are ONLY found in meat or other animal products.
I know several vegetarians who only have fish and eggs as their animal protein source, and that works fine for them.
There are quite a few very good fish dishes that would satisfy almost any taste.
Personally, I'm a cancer survivor and need a high protein diet, but I do stick mainly to chicken and fish.
Though I was a farmer in my youth and worked around cattle quite a bit. They must be the dumbest creatures on God's green Earth.
Eating them is practically doing them a favor.
Which 3 amino acids are you talking about? I wonder if I can get it in powder form at gnc or somethingQuinoa? It's still a plant, so missing 3 amino acids necessary for humans.
Sounds like a good substitute for grasses (wheat, corn) though (for those with gluten issues).