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originally posted by: Blaine91555
originally posted by: Pearj
Another bogus study brought to you be the meat industry.
What's the link between Bristol University and the meat industry?
originally posted by: Blaine91555
a reply to: WorShip
Actually without using man made supplements or actually eating some kind of animal product or insect, a human could not survive. Even herbivores would die without the insects they eat.
I think you're carrying it to the point of ridiculous by calling meat eaters sociopaths. Maybe you're playing the devils advocate or just arguing for giggles?
Wild game is also healthier, so to call hunters brutish is a bit much, don't you think. The small minority of people who eat no meat are actually the outliers. I can't help but think many just do it for attention, as is the case for other behavior that is outside the norm.
If you don’t want to eat dirt like animals do, you can take a B12 supplement.”
In 2009,the American Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, the U.S.’s oldest, largest and foremost authority on diet and nutrition, also recognized that humans have no inherent biological or nutritional need for animal products: “It is the position of the American Dietetic Association that appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life cycle, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence, and for athletes.”
And in 2016, a major study conducted by Oxford University researchers modeled four different global dietary scenarios and found that by 2050, widespread adoption of plant-based diets could avert 8.1 million premature human deaths every year. The study was the first to estimate both the health and climate impacts of a shift toward more plant-based diets for all major world regions, and also concluded that global adoption of such a diet would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two thirds, and lead to healthcare-related savings and avoided climate damages of $1.5 trillion (US).
In 2013, leading U.S. health care provider Kaiser Permanente, with more than 9 million health insurance subscribers, published an article in its medical science journal recommending that physicians consider recommending a plant-based diet for all their patients. The article notes, “Healthy eating may be best achieved with a plant-based diet, which we define as a regimen that encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy products, and eggs as well as all refined and processed foods … Physicians should consider recommending a plant-based diet to all their patients, especially those with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity.”
originally posted by: eriktheawful
a reply to: Willtell
Yes, humans are designed to eat meat....and plants. We are and have been omnivores for a few million years now.
Consuming animal protein has also been linked to cancer of the colon, breast, prostate, and pancreas. According to Dr. T. Colin Campbell, the director of the Cornell-China-Oxford Project on Nutrition, Health, and the Environment, “In the next ten years, one of the things you’re bound to hear is that animal protein … is one of the most toxic nutrients of all that can be considered.” Eating meat can also have negative consequences for stamina and sexual potency. One Danish study indicated that “Men peddling on a stationary bicycle until muscle failure lasted an average of 114 minutes on a mixed meat and vegetable diet, 57 minutes on a high-meat diet, and a whopping 167 minutes on a strict vegetarian diet.”Besides having increased physical endurance, vegan men are also less likely to suffer from impotence.
originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: SeaWorthy
Just like to point out a lot of Americans raise their own animals for food, we know what goes in it, treat them right and put them down as quickly as possible when that time comes.
I have no issue with some one that wants to be a vegetarian or a vegan, I know a few people that have an allergy to something in most meats, others due it for health reasons.
When it comes down to it, whatever makes you happy.
80.7 percent In 2010, a total of 80.7 percent of Americans lived in urban areas