If you’ve been vegan for any length of time you’ve heard it all. “If you were stranded on an island would you kill an animal?” Or, “But, we’re carnivores.” And, “It’s manly to eat meat!”
Ask any man and I’m sure he’ll say that erectile dysfunction isn’t very manly, right? But, many meat-eating men have no idea their steaks are leading them to a day they’ll be compelled to buy that little blue pill. It’s not just meat eaters who don’t know the benefits of plant-based nutrition. DTLA Vegan have encountered vegans who read comments and posts online that indicate that many haven’t studied books by plant-based pioneering doctors, either. As a result, when they’re confronted with a meat eater’s objections, they don’t know how to overcome them.
It takes researching and having your paradigm broken that compelled a meat eater to switch to a vegan diet overnight. Current meat-eaters may just need information.
Here’s some general info that surprises many not-yet-vegans so if you know someone send them this article. The United Sates Department of Agriculture (USDA) was created with the purpose to help out farmers and not always consumers. The government currently subsidizes grain so farmers can feed cattle and promote eating the foods that studies show, make us sick. Animal agriculture is also the leading cause of deforestation. The USDA is where dietitians and doctors get their info, and influences the menu for military and school children.
Doctors like Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. Neal Barnard, and T. Colin Campbell have gathered decades worth of research that prove a plant-based diet is the only diet that can prevent and reverse diseases like heart disease, Type II Diabetes, and many cancers. One common concern is that carbohydrates are the enemy. The Starch Solution by Dr. John McDougall, shows how a diet high in carbs and low in fat is the key to health.
Basic biology shows us we’re not carnivores: We see a broad range of color and carnivores don’t, we have fingers to grab fruit and they have claws to rip flesh, our intestinal tract is longer than a carnivore’s because we are designed to eat plants, we synthesize our own cholesterol because we don’t get it in the diet and a carnivore eats animal flesh to get their cholesterol. That’s just a start.
Animal cruelty is another vital subject.
The challenge is for all vegans and vegan-curious to research and share the information out there.