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Why Vegan Is Good? Answered

Here are four reasons that make me cook and eat vegan, and most important – enjoy it:
Vegan is Healthy - Eating vegan and fresh food several times per week will make you lose weight, look better, be full of energy and feel better. Go back to the roots.
Vegan is more Sustainable - Conventional livestock farming is the most polluting, water using, greenhouse gases emitting and cruel industry humans have ever managed to create. And don’t give me that crap about pesticides and migrant workers picking the vegetables – buy seasonal (see recipes for autumn-winter, spring-summer or all season meals) and local products. It’s your choice who you’re giving your money to after all!
Vegan brings Cultures together - Vegan meals are dominant menu in all ancient cultures – from India and the Middle East, through South East Asia, the Americas, Europe and Africa.
Vegan is a Challenge - My first rule – never follow a recipe to the letter. Use your imagination and creativity, change it according to your personal taste, improvise and share your experience.
And here I am putting together a cookbook with easy vegan recipes and willing to share experience! 

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maganda1

2 years ago

It is not oily in the first sense

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EdCharette

2 years ago

I have a simple answer why began is good, there cannot be another better way to help animals suffering. Vegans are reported to have less cases of heart diseases, cancer, diabetes or high blood pressure compare to meat eaters........

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coolcrafter101

2 years ago

Vegan isn't good. IT'S GREAT!!!!

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Conker-X

7 years ago

Fun fact: Soya protein is not vegetarian.

It's prepared with enzymes extracted from animals.

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Kitemancaitlinsdad

Reply 7 years ago

Haha!

Soy-based cheeses are also non-vegan, as their texture is modified with casein, a milk-derived protein.

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caitlinsdadKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

just wait until the Vegan Empire strikes back...

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Kitemancaitlinsdad

Reply 7 years ago

I doubt they'll have the physical stamina...

The best man at our wedding turned veggie, then vegan.

He's an intelligent man, but it wasn't many months before he was at the doctor, being prescribed a steak meal...


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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

Even Ghandi had to partake of meat "for his health's sake" at several points in his life.

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caitlinsdadKiteman

Reply 7 years ago

ugh...too weak for a...delicious retort...

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Goodhart

7 years ago

Let's see, healthwise, a proper mix of grass fed meat and a proper amount of veggies gives you all the vitamins and minerals you need; cut out the meat, and you lose out on B12 and CLA, a major cancer fighter. So, healthwise, I don't see a benefit unless one is presently overindulging in meat.

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murf73Goodhart

Reply 7 years ago

If you use a little brewers yeast then you don't have to worry about B12. Also, meat causes WAY more cancer than it prevents.

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Goodhartmurf73

Reply 7 years ago

No, fatted, chemical induced meat causes more cancer then it prevents. Grass fed beef and eggs in moderation are what we evolved into including into our diets. Without the CLA, you don't process proteins very well.

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NachoMahma

7 years ago

.  Look at your dentition. Why do you think God/Nature/Darwin/whatever gave us canines and incisors? Meat is good. Meat is healthy (as with all things, in moderation).

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DiaPiaNachoMahma

Reply 7 years ago

I actually agree with you, humans are omnivores. What I don't like is the industry which defines what we should eat... 

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crapflingerDiaPia

Reply 7 years ago

protip: you (and several hundred of your friends) being vegan doesn't matter at all to the meat industry.

they are MUCH more interested in people who are still possible customers as opposed to people who aren't (or are nuts). buying meat from your local organic meat farm is a MUCH bigger blow to the full scale meat industry than just not eating meat or using animal products.

becoming vegan makes the meat/animal product companies write you off as a loss.  you going to the competition that upholds your moral framework (i.e. treating animals humanely, producing the products you buy sustainably, etc...) gives them a clear method of getting your business back, namely them shaping up their act.

so, by all means, become a vegan/vegetarian if you think it will make you healtier, but don't be deluded into thinking that it will have ANY impact on the way animals or treated, or the impact that animal farming will have on the environment. that's just incorrect.

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murf73crapflinger

Reply 7 years ago

Ghandi said, "Be the kind of change you want to see in the world".

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crapflingermurf73

Reply 7 years ago

right, which doesn't actually support the idea that becoming vegan reduces animal cruelty.

being an advocate for animal rights, and the proper treatment of everything that's alive on the planet is what you want to do.

not eating meat doesn't actually cause that second idea to happen. it might make you feel better personally because YOU are not directly responsible for hurting an animal (sort of), but at the same time you are not actively doing ANYTHING to prevent the cruel treatment of animals. at all.

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murf73

7 years ago

It is fabulous that you want to put together a cookbook! I am a vegan and would love to see cookbooks out there that are simple and easy and have a lot of indian recipes! Thanks!

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svarstykles

7 years ago

True, to be healthy you need to combine all kinds of food not only vegies.

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gmoon

7 years ago

While I personally eat meat, I concede that production / environmental costs are much lower for vegetarians than for meat-eaters. And yield per acre is much higher.

Eventually, most of the planet will probably have to convert to the veggie way (assuming we want to feed as many people as cheaply as possible). Someday. Very likely not in my time.

Plus we REALLY need to stop giving healthy cattle antibiotics.

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DiaPiagmoon

Reply 7 years ago

Actually the most of the planet is veggie... it's the few "lucky" ones who make the mess.

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gmoonDiaPia

Reply 7 years ago

You raise a good point--it doesn't take a majority of a population to use the majority of the available resources...

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KitemanDiaPia

Reply 7 years ago

They're not veggie by choice, though.

I watched a programme on the BBC last year of a village near a salt lake in Africa (sorry, I forget the exact location), where they put a lot of effort into catching the swarms of flies that lived on the lake, which made up most of their protein intake.

Similarly, West Africans eat Giant African Landsnails.