MemberJanuary 7, 2021 at 4:26 pm350 Community Points1807 MediCoinsContributions: Lion King (Donator)First Lions: The First 1,000 Lions
I was wondering if anyone here is vegan, and why? I want to learn more about, is it healthy etc …
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
MemberJanuary 8, 2021 at 5:07 pm5 Community Points606 MediCoinsFirst Lions: The First 1,000 Lions
I used to be vegan for 5 years for ethical reasons: ” do no harm”. To get that perspective a good starting place would be the documentary Earthlings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gqwpfEcBjI&ab_channel=Ali . I stopped being vegan for health reasons. I personally could not manage to have a balanced enough diet that would allow me to have the sufficient nutrition and energy to be physically active and generally feel good. From an ethical standpoint I d say that a vegan diet is the most merciful and therefore best diet. Unfortunately it did not translate well into my life. Of course there are lots of healthy vegans out there. I just was not one of them.
MemberJanuary 9, 2021 at 6:35 am20 Community Points1412 MediCoinsFirst Lions: The First 1,000 Lions
oof this video hurt so bad to watch. ive been wanting to go vegan but coming from an Indian fam, i dont really know….my parents arent really so open minded when it comes to all this. maybe once i move out id make the choice :P/
MemberJanuary 10, 2021 at 1:38 pm350 Community Points1807 MediCoinsContributions: Lion King (Donator)First Lions: The First 1,000 Lions
Thanks for sharing!
MemberJanuary 10, 2021 at 5:19 am5 Community Points230 MediCoins
Hi, I have been vegan for almost 6 years! I do believe, like any diet, it is as healthy as the individual can make it. I don’t usually buy vegan meat and cheese replacements but I can afford to buy whole foods and eat a balanced diet. I haven’t had any health issues related to diet since I went vegan. I definitely paid a lot of attention to what I was eating when I first started, but now I’m used to it and eating is intuitive and easy.
As for why I’m vegan, I had been thinking about being vegetarian when I was younger and one day I saw a petition against the Yulin dog meat festival. There was a video of caged dogs and one of the comments related it to how animals in factory farms are treated. I’ve always thought of animals as equal but that is when I realized that animals had to die just so I could eat a meal. Then I learned about the environmental impact of producing animal products, and the dairy industry. I felt so shocked that something so bad for the environment and cruel was normalized and acceptable. For me, veganism started as a simple way to cope with the amount of animal cruelty in the world. It was empowering for me to be able to align my actions with my beliefs. It still does feel empowering, especially since consciously eating a plant based diet is good for health, animals and the environment.
I would recommend veganism, or even just adding plant based meals to your diet, to anyone interested in veganism. I understand some people can’t go vegan, or simply don’t want to, which is okay! – but if you care about animal cruelty and/or the environment, I do believe leaning towards a plant based diet and lifestyle as much as you are able to/want to can also benefit mental and physical health 🙂
MemberJanuary 10, 2021 at 1:37 pm350 Community Points1807 MediCoinsContributions: Lion King (Donator)First Lions: The First 1,000 Lions
Very interesting, thanks for sharing!
MemberJanuary 24, 2021 at 10:31 am5 Community Points571 MediCoinsFirst Lions: The First 1,000 Lions
I’m not vegan, but I’m a Vet Student and I’ve been learning a lot about animal welfare and I think that some people believe that going vegan will solve the problem.
Firstly, people need to be aware that what we now think is obvious, in a couple of years won’t be. This is important because there have been a lot of research on “What if plants can feel too? What if they can feel pain?”, so I’m pretty sure that in a couple of years we will start to see plants in a different way and then what are we going to eat? Air? NO.
This leads to my opinion on veganism:
– Why do you not believe in veganism? There is a “natural food chain” that should be followed, every animal on this Planet has it own “Natural Food Chain”. So, I believe that we should follow our natural food chain.
– This means that you love seeing animal suffer? NO!! OF COURSE NOT!!
– Then what are you doing to stop that suffer?? Well, I believe that the best way to do this is to learn your Country’s policy about this topic. Search it and see how are they implementing those rules. Then read about animal welfare, understand it and suggest and fight for improvements.
Here I only talked about animal welfare, but there are economical issues too related with this topic.
I really wished that people would understand this before going vegan. I think that most of them go vegan thinking that they are doing what needs to be done but that isn’t true, there are MUCH MORE to do!
Well, to conclude I think that people need to be educated to consume less meat and fish. The “Natural Food Chain” is sustainable, the problem is that we are not following it correctly.
Also, I truly respect who decides to go vegan!!!! There’s nothing wrong with that!
Feel free to discuss with me about this topic! I think that we all learn when we discuss different ideias and that our opinions can always change and develop.
(sry about any mistakes – I’m not a native english speaker, so sorry!!!!)
MemberFebruary 8, 2021 at 3:49 pm350 Community Points1807 MediCoinsContributions: Lion King (Donator)First Lions: The First 1,000 Lions
Thank you for sharing 🙂
MemberJanuary 29, 2021 at 10:45 am5 Community Points60 MediCoins
I’m not vegan, but I’m trying to eat as much as possible plant based meals. I’m trying to do that for two main reasons:
1. As other people said a lot of us don’t eat as much veggies as they should do: I truly believe that is possible to introduce the right amount of micronutrients through the diet and, as consequence, the supplements are not necessary (excluding people with special needs, e.g. anemic people). Since I have started to eat more plant based I have noticed an improvement in my health.
2. The conditions in which animals are living or how they are treat are just horrible. I don’t wanna contribute to it.
I don’t think I’m going to be totally vegan/vegetarian, at least for now. I prefer to eat as “green” as possible and buy animal based product in certain shops, where I’m certain that they respect their animals. For example, here in Italy, in the mountains, we have the “malga”: the cows are free, and in the morning the shepherd milks them, manually. I attach a photo taken from pinterest, cause I don’t have a photo that I personally taken in this computer!
MemberFebruary 8, 2021 at 3:51 pm350 Community Points1807 MediCoinsContributions: Lion King (Donator)First Lions: The First 1,000 Lions
Thank you for sharing 🙂
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