RAINRA Posted July 22, 2008 Share Posted July 22, 2008 I came across this response about vegans. According to yahoo user... beach hair x --- (claims to be a nutrition expert )Vegetarians and vegans are NOT healthier. In fact, the opposite. They usually have to resort to consuming artificial things, such as torfu and B vitamin supplements. Hello - science says we should eat naturally occuring food. We can't just change our biology, we're omnivours - meat and plant eating. Humans are designed to eat meat - that's why we have a few canine teeth, to rip the meat. We absorb iron from red meat the most efficiantly. We CAN'T absorb the iron in veg or any other food as well. A food alone can't be labelled as unhealthy or healthy - you've got to say the AMOUNT. Latest studies showed too many vitamins, ie eating too much veg or fruit, actually weakens our immune systems. It can cause hair too thin and dull skin. So amount and regularity is just as vital, if not more, as what the food you're eating is. Even too much fruit is bad for us (honestly!). It's the same for red meat. Eat the essential amount, you give your body an iron boost, which is key for healthy blood, and keep your muscle power optimum, likewise body strength. A scientific experiment by TV doctors in the UK last year found that vegetarians AREN'T asgood athletes as meat eaters, because they're weaker. Even the hard work our digestive system does to break down the meat is all good, it strengthens it. It's ONLY when you eat an excess of meat that it becomes unhealthy. Then it wears out our digestion, risking pancreatic cancer, and leads to high cholestorel. Just like eating copious amounts of fruit's bad for our immune system. We need a bit of everything in the right quantities =) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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