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How many of you are vegetarians?

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posted on Mar, 14 2007 @ 08:57 AM
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Def not a vegetarian.

I believe vegetables are a good source of vitamins, but only if combined with a healthy meal. I just think you can't ignore the nutrients meats and some dairies offer.




posted on Mar, 28 2007 @ 10:01 PM
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I am not a vegetarian either, but I have gone on vegetarian diets/fasts, to clean my system out. The best thing you could ever do for yourself is juice your vegetables and fruits.



posted on Mar, 28 2007 @ 10:39 PM
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I've recently gone mostly vegan, excepting honey and eggs straight from the family hens. Feel better already cutting out the dairy.



posted on Mar, 28 2007 @ 10:54 PM
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Just go to this website and read all the articles you can about nutrition. Mike Adams is not afraid to expose the truth about the FDA coverup:

Newstarget

You will be shocked at what you learn.



posted on Mar, 29 2007 @ 07:27 AM
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Also, keep in mind that when shopping, you have to be very careful what you purchase and read the labels because a lot of products are labeled as "healthy or "natural" but that really means nothing. MSG is a chemical taste enhancer added to many vegetarian products. A lot of people know about MSG so now they are hiding it in "yeast extract".



There's a great deal of deception in the labeling of food products found at your local grocery store and even at many health food stores. A disturbing trend I've noticed is that many vegetarian products and grocery items billed as "healthy" or "natural" are using chemical additive taste enhancers found in an ingredient listed right on the label.
The taste enhancer is MSG -- monosodium glutamate -- a chemical that has been associated with reproductive disorders, migraine headaches, permanent damage to the endocrine system leading to obesity and other serious disorders. MSG is a chemical compound that simply does not belong in the body in the concentrations provided by these foods. It is used by food manufacturers as a taste enhancer -- something to cover up the bland tastes of these foods and make them more appealing to consumers. But food manufacturers don't want to list MSG on the labels, especially when they know that consumers will avoid purchasing products that list MSG.

So what do they do instead? They hide the ingredient in another ingredient called "yeast extract", then they put yeast extract in the product and list "yeast extract" right on the label. So this is the scam: all sorts of natural health products and vegetarian products are using chemical taste enhancers in the form of yeast extract but failing to disclose to consumers that they actually contain MSG. And if you look around at the natural health products in health food stores and grocery stores, you'll find that yeast extract is a rather prominent ingredient. It's used in soups, in vegetarian mixes, in some tofu mixes, and even so-called natural frozen foods.



Source: Many "healthy" and vegetarian foods contain MSG in the form of yeast extract

It's better to stay away from packaged and processed foods altogether and just stick with the fresh vegetables. Although a lot of them also contain pesticides so it's better to get them from an organic market or grow them yourself.



posted on Apr, 26 2007 @ 10:54 AM
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I hate meat eaters, they are disgusting....you actually eat flesh, GROSS, thats sad, i feel so bad when i see people eat meat, and pissed, they dont care about animals they're so #ing greedy and only think about their #in selves, #, ugh dont even get me #ing started, lmao, when im pissed i actually need to calm myself down and breathe.....Ugh im still pissed



posted on Apr, 26 2007 @ 11:22 AM
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I am not Vegan , although have been in past and probably will be again, I do eat stuff that resembles meat though and sometimes it makes me gag because it can be so much like real meat. It is almost impossible to feed my family of 7 and pets 10 on vegan diet soley, I do grow my own and we do eat fairly healthy. I guess you could say we compromise what we know to be the best by incorporating things like chicken eggs and turkey, fish...store bought foods and breads. ALLLLL GMO HYBRIDIZED ECT....Pesticide ridden for sure even the organic... Even if you grow all your food it still takes the crap from your soil and the wind blows tocsisity.



posted on Apr, 26 2007 @ 11:29 AM
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I put lettuce and tomato on my hamburgers, does that count? Sometimes I even put onion on it! And like I always put sauteed mushrooms on my medium rare steak. Once I even ate a baked potatoe without bacon bits on it.



posted on Apr, 26 2007 @ 12:39 PM
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I used to hate meat when I was younger and used to consider myself 'half-vegetarian' because the only meat I ate was chicken. But now I eat a lot of meat.

I don't eat as much veggies as I should, so I'm considering becoming vegitarian if i can find a nice variety of different meals that can satisfy me. I'd do it for its health benefits - not for thinking eating meat is wrong.

I don't think there's anything wrong with eating meat though (and I don't see anything wrong with not eating meat), so even if I become vegitarian I may treat myself to a piece of meat once in a while like if I go out to a restaurant with my friends maybe once a month, in which case I wouldn't consider myself a full fledged vegetarian. Mmmm... now that I think of it, I could definitly go for a nice tender piece of filet mignon.

[edit on 26-4-2007 by curiousbeliever]



posted on Apr, 26 2007 @ 03:09 PM
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I posted my responce earlier in the thread however


In a recent study from Britain, children with a higher intelligence quotient at age 10 were found to be more likely to become vegetarians later in life. In fact, people with an IQ of 110 were two-and-a-half times more likely to avoid eating meat.
Catherine Gale from the University of Southampton led the research team that studied more than 8,000 men and women. The team discovered that vegetarians were more likely to be women, belong to a higher social class, and have higher educational degrees. Gale added "If you are bright, you are more likely to understand health information, and more likely to act on it."

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I have an IQ above 110 lol... anyhow this study IMHO is nothing new most of the smartest people alive on the planet at any one time abstain from eating meat... though usully from a philosophcal standpont not health benefits.

Pythagoras, Leonardo DaVinci, Plato, Socrates, Sir Francis Bacon (at end of life), Newton, Keats etc etc...

Its a win win situation, is healthier, less polluting and resource intensive, more efficient, and safer.

Anyhow most people in the west who eat "meat" (water, chemicals, cereal usully have more content in a sausage or burger than actual meat!) would probably through up and get squeemish if they had to see the animal being salughtered, and very few would do it themselves.

At least in traditional cultures where meat is still eaten it is always treated with respect and the consumers have contact with the animal.

Its a Meme most people eat and defend meat eating without ever having killed an animal themselves.

regards

Elf



posted on Apr, 26 2007 @ 04:57 PM
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I am an omnivore, as evolution concluded. I generally follow a diet high in plant matter, and low in flesh. I prefer fruit and seafood, to steak and potatoes, but I have consumed all sorts of items in my lifetime. Yes, I have killed for nutrition, never for sport which I find to be supremely stupid. I also have planted a garden since I was a child. I have eaten bugs and enjoyed the taste and would do so again without hesitation. If any number of the "end of the world" scenarios, that one can find here on ATS, actually came about, I would have no problem eating a vegetarian.



posted on Oct, 11 2007 @ 09:03 AM
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humans are by nature carnivores. imo , red meat keeps you heathy, carrots are for rabbits.



posted on Oct, 11 2007 @ 09:34 AM
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Once a friend of mine tolled me that if every one have to kill they own animal then you will see many people getting to a vegetarian lifestyle.
I disagreed with him, is nothing wrong to be a meat eater as long as you are responsible in your lifestyle. 2 or 3 generation a go we where not eating as much meat as we do today. The issue is been raised by many about the way we trait animals today for today masse consumer market.
The biggest part of the meat-market is been directed to consumers of the industrial western world, maybe it is a good target as we have lost our senses of belonging together with animal in this planet, as a documentary title state "earthling".
A meat eater friend of mine ask me why I am vegetarian, I answered him the same raison in wouldn’t eat your dog.

Kacou



posted on Oct, 11 2007 @ 10:01 AM
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Originally posted by kacou

A meat eater friend of mine ask me why I am vegetarian, I answered him the same raison in wouldn’t eat your dog.

Kacou


I have gone off eating red meat, after one time I was in a another country on holiday, It was Eid so they bring the animal alive to the house and kill it themselves to eat, anyway It was a goat and a sheep, they were there for a couple of days before they got killed, when I was there I started playing with the goat, it had a lot of character, these goats are funny! his funny goatee, and he assumes my hand carries food all the time, loved being stroked on his head, just like a dog!

Anyway one morning I went there, I was watching tv, then they brought the goat ready to kill it, I could see from the room I was in what was happening, slit the throat, blood squirts half way across the room!( those movies dont exadurate!) , neck bones pop out, veins and bones and blood everywhere, goat bleeds on floor, moving legs with head almost off, after this they rip the skin off, peel it, and take all the organs out, the poo out, all that stuff.

Later on they cooked and made the meal ready for everyone to eat, all I could see was the goats funny charming face and his silly goatee in my mind, and the image of his dead body, without skin and a head, all of its organs it looked human! thats what I look inside!? so I had to decline my meal, (I hope they didnt think I was rude haha)

Anyway Ive seen much worse in a meat market!! thats a thing of nightmares!, cracking skulls open, brains!) Ive been put off red meat for a while, I prefer chicken and seafood. Sorry for making a short story long, I dont know what happened! lol



[edit on 11-10-2007 by _Phoenix_]



posted on Oct, 12 2007 @ 03:17 AM
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This is exactly what is vegetarian all about. Behind the spiritual agenda, I like to consider my self as human first and if so , I am awaken to the concept of being compassionate. It is not a weakness but a power. It is the force that emerge out of experiencing the true nature of suffering in the world.
Compassion help us to see the real suffering, whether it is in our self or others, with out fear .
It help us to name injustice with out judging or hesitating and to take action with courage.
This process is very long and full of distraction where a vital blockages to the achievement of oneself is obstructed by a brutal reality that attracts those within it and thereby acts to submerge human beings' consciousness."
This post started with a question for the only reason to trick the answerers. Many people that live a vegetarian lifestyle are a ware about all the discrepancy of true vegetarian way of life, that this post has raise.
In my view what really matter is that people can make a small change in they life that will bring a big change to one animal.
You can make this change like, eating meat only once a week, avoiding fast food process meat, buying your meat from a responsible independent farmer.
And many other ways...moderation is the key as to oppose convenient food stock.

kacou



posted on Oct, 12 2007 @ 03:43 AM
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Vegetarian for approximately 4 years. Vegan for 1. Mostly raw too. I love it. Feel great, have excellent energy and actually learned how to cook. I don't gain 1 ounce of fat and don't need to exercise to maintain the 8 pack which is such a kick a* bonus.


Anyone concerned about global warming should probably consider modifying their diet. I see a lot of green flags flying but along with that a truck full of ignorance. Your burger is destroying the planet faster than emissions from all personal transportation.Don't believe me?



posted on Oct, 12 2007 @ 03:44 AM
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I love animals, theyre delicious! (I saw that on a bumper sticker once)



posted on Oct, 12 2007 @ 03:48 AM
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Not only does supporting the meat industry through diet single handedly do irreversable damage to our environment, it has it's own group of terrible joke writers. I'm not a fan of impending doom or tacky bumper stickers.



posted on Oct, 16 2007 @ 08:56 PM
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posted on Oct, 22 2007 @ 01:08 AM
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It's not that they necessarily come from the cockroach but rather they turn fast and can poison you if not stored properly. Same justification with pork, from what I understand. They thought it was a sign that god didn't want you to eat them but in all actuality, they didn't have the means to store them effeciently to keep them fresh. Maybe even allergies to Iodine from the shellfish are another one of those ancient myths about seafood.







 
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