Why Go Vegan?

Why Go Vegan?

 

There are many reasons to go vegan. Do you eat animal products right now?
Maybe you don't eat meat, but eat dairy or eggs? Well, we think you should cut it all out. Regardless of your fitness discipline, or lack thereof, going is the move.
You'll look, feel, and BE stronger!

People will argue that plant proteins are incomplete sources. Only animal proteins provide all the essential amino acids for muscle growth. They'll argue that you'll never be as strong, being that it just isn't possible to get enough protein. 

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MYTH AFTER MYTH

Wanna Know What They Won't Tell You? 

Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet:

 

  • No Animal Fat

 

    Animal fats are linked to a range of illnesses and conditions, including diabetesrheumatoid arthritishypertensionheart disease, and various cancers. Animal sources account for 13 of the top 15 sources of cholesterol-raising fats in the U.S. By cutting these from the diet, the risk of many health issues can be greatly reduced. Animal fats transfer industrial cancer-linked chemicals and toxins from their environment. Healthy, plant-based oils and fats, such as olive oil, provide necessary fatty acids without raising levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. 
      • Low Cancer Risk

         

        Meat eaters are at a higher risk of colorectal and prostate cancers. The vegan diet consists of far higher volumes of legumes, fruits, and vegetables, fiber, and vitamin C. These are believed to protect against a variety of cancers.

         

          • Stronger Bones

           

            Calcium is important for bone and dental health.

            For a vegan, figs, kale, spinach, black-eyed peas, and turnip greens can be excellent sources of calcium.

            Vegan milk alternatives are becoming more widely available, such as soy milk, almond milk, and even vegan cheese.

            Bones also need vitamins D and K, potassium, and magnesium. Soy, fruit, and some vegetables contain appropriate amounts of these nutrients without the health risks of animal fats. Daily exposure to the sun also enables the body to make vitamin D.

            Vegans have also shown more efficient absorption of calcium and bone metabolism, the process through which new bone tissue is formed.

            Why is it that in Sweden, they consume more dairy per capita than any other country on Earth, yet they also have the highest rates of Osteoporosis?  For the average American, dairy is the go-to source of calcium. This is pretty much entirely based on propaganda from the dairy industry. Acidity in foods like eggs and dairy is widdling your bones away, especially dairy. 

             

             

            • Heart Health

               

              Cholesterol is inevitable when eating animal products. It's true that we need some cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that's found in all cells of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest foods.Cholesterol comes from two sources. Your body (specifically your liver) makes all the cholesterol you need. The rest you get from foods from animals. For example, meat, poultry and full-fat dairy products contain cholesterol (called dietary cholesterol).
              Lower levels of harmful cholesterol mean that vegans have a lower risk of mortality from stroke and ischemic heart disease than people who eat meat.
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              People who live Vegan live Longer, Healthier, STRONGER lives. 

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              • Zach O'Malley-Young

                Feel free to dispute any of this information. Since the prospect of 100% plant based diet is still so new, there is not necessarily concrete scientific evidence that it is better for you. That said, we believe the evidence available solidifies that a diet eating animal products puts you at greater risk of health defect than a diet without animal products. We love constructive argument, so by all means… argue!!!!

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