If you really think about it, it’s kind of funny to ask oneself if “only” eating vegetables, legumes, fruits, grains – and all those other things that grow on our planet, which fall in the category of “healthy foods” and the ones we should eat most of – is healthy.
But I myself was worried too when I first came to this lifestyle – our whole life we got told that meat, dairy and eggs have to be part of our diet; if not we would miss out on essential nutrients and became weak or sick.
However quite the opposite is the case. Lots and lots of people who live in the western countries and eat a “normal”diet (consuming meat, eggs and dairy) become victims of serious diseases and health problems – obesity, diabetes, heart attacks, cancer just to name a few.
After surgeries and medicaments failed for some of them, they eventually changed their diet to a plant based one. A lot felt a change soon after they ditched the animal products and some even cured their issues by only changing their diet.
It scientifically is proven that our health is affected by our diet.
In fact, meat, dairy and eggs play a big part in the formation of all those health problems.
For example: our body is meant to be alkaline however animal products are acid. A consumption in bulk (which is what the western population does) leads to overacidification of the body which sooner or later is basically an invitation for health issues.
Two great movies which get much further in detail of the whole health topic are “Forks over knifes” and “Hope for all”.
Summarizing it can be said that we definitely do not harm our body on a balanced vegan diet – I say balanced because if you only consumed noodles with tomato sauce it at least would be vegan, but definitely not healthy on the long run – but instead even prevent or cure health problems.
The only thing a vegan should consider is taking in any kind of B12 supplements.
But as always don’t just listen to somebody saying something – try it for yourself. A lot of people feel a change basically immediately.
Just think about it: stop putting the dead flesh of another breathing creature into your very own body; a living being which was killed days ago, scared to death before it got slaughtered brutally after a lifetime of cruelty; somebody who got fed a wrong diet and at the end of its short life probably not only looking but also being terrible sick.
Or imagine what it actually does to your body when you stop consuming dairy products which is the breast milk of an animal packed with cruelty, puss, hormones, blood and medicaments – this must have a bearing on your health and body.
I from all over here can hear your body screaming for this lifestyle to be given a try. And you know: even small changes or replacements have big effects; this is not a 100% or 0 thing.
Our ways of eating are just habits and can be changed. Just like everything new, adapting to a plant based diet evokes questions and time to get used to, but nobody rushes you. Always remember: every small step is a good one!
“Every meal is a chance to change the world.” – Dr. Vandana Shiva
I just want this to be very clear: I do not want to attack anybody personally with any of my blog posts. My intentions simply reside in educating and opening eyes to what really is going on. I wish I stumbled over stuff like this years ago and changed my diet earlier, so I’m simply trying to do my best in providing such for others.
If any questions about this lifestyle come up or you need help with anything, please do not hesitate to contact me!