problems caused by vegans

anonymous asked:

Are vegetarian and vegan diets really that healthy? I've read somewhere that it was difficult to get enough proteins, which could cause a series of health problems. Plus some of the vegetarian/vegan people who I know take diet supplements like fish oil to make up for the proteins they don't take, so I don't see how refusing to eat fish but then taking those supplements it's beneficial.

It’s definitely possible to be healthy on a vegetarian or vegan diet.  I think it’s easy if you’re vegetarian–eggs are fantastic sources of protein and vitamins–and requires a little more planning but isn’t that hard if you’re vegan.  There’s a lot of non-meat sources of protein: tofu of course, but also beans, nuts, whole grains, and some vegetables.

I’m not going to go into huge detail because personally I eat meat, and there’s a ton of resources out there about vegetarian/vegan diets, but it definitely can be done.

Fish oil isn’t a protein supplement, by the way–there’s no protein in it, it’s pure lipids–but it provides Omega-3 oils and sometimes Vitamin A.  Most people can get enough of those from their regular diet, (including a plant-based one), so it’s sort of uncertain whether it’s necessary to supplement or not.

Why is tumblr so reluctant to discuss animal rights?

Seriously? We’re well-read on subjects like feminism, racism, transphobia, etc. but as soon as someone mentions animal rights it’s all “HEY SPOT THE VEGAN HAHAHA!!”

Animals live through AWFUL conditions in slaughter factories and likewise, not only so that we can have meat, but milk and cheese and cream as well.

I’m not saying we should all stop eating meat or dairy products, nor am I saying ALL meat/dairy-factories are the source of all evil, but can we at least acknowledge the problem and discuss it?

When WHO says meat causes cancer, and the media say it’s fine to eat meat in moderation

The general public is like…

Originally posted by mindswreck

and I’m just like…

Originally posted by lovegoodsbrain

anonymous asked:

Hm, I think that person who was talking about veganism negatively must have already had health problems? Cause I'm vegan and in perfect health! :P.

yeah i dont think veganism is to blame 

OKAY RANT TIME

WHYHUHUHYYYY would you name your cheese brand Go Veggie if your cheese isn’t fucking vegan??? Why would you market your fake cheese as vegan cheese if your nasty cheese isn’t veg cheese? And before you ask, no it’s not for lactose intolerant people cause there is still trace amounts of lactose in it. So don’t think I haven’t considered that. I am so mad rn

Dear neurotypical vegans:

No, going vegan will not cause any of the following to magically disappear:

• Hallucinations

• Anxiety

• Delusions

• Dissociation

• Violent impulses

• Short attention span

• Depression

• Literally any symptom of mental health

Here’s a fun tip: if you’re neurotypical, just don’t ever talk about how to cure people who aren’t! Especially if the first thing out of your mouth is gonna be “I heard from this one pro-vegan website that your mental health problems are caused by meat, so if you stopped eating meat, you’ll stop hearing and feeling mosquitoes in your ears and your intrusive thoughts will go away forever!”

yamagato  asked:

Went to a medication consultation today and the doctor told me I need to make sure I'm getting enough healthy cholesterol. He said a glass of [cow] milk a day can provide all the cholesterol and fat I need on my diet. What are you thoughts on this? Advice for other foods I can eat for healthy cholesterol and fat? I know avocados are super for that but I'm allergic to them :(

So concerning that some doctors still believe these things. We make our own cholesterol, he should know that eating another animals cholesterol and fat causes health problems. The last doctor I went to wasn’t vegan but was so glad to know I was. You can’t take everything some doctors say, they don’t know all, and are usually just as brainwashed as the majority of the population, thinking we need animal products. Don’t worry about cholesterol. For fats - Omega 3’s (Flaxseed), Macadamia nuts, Pecans, Walnuts, Almonds and other nuts. Seeds, Dried fruit, Olives, Avocado, Oil. I’m not saying don’t ever believe what your doctor tells you, but bear in mind that they don’t study nutrition. You should maybe look into a new doctor, doesn’t have to be a vegan, but if they have common sense, they will know the health benefits of veganism.