You can spend all the time trying to convince yourself and others that the plant-based diet is the only healthy and sustainable way to go.
However, you’re not going to change the fundamental facts about the nutrient content of food or what the human body requires to live a healthy life.
The Truth about Mono-Crop Plant & Grain Farming
• Kills the organic topsoil and nutrients
• Heavy farming equipment kills millions of insects and small animals every year
• Toxic weedkillers like Roundup and other chemicals are sprayed on the plants by plane
Corn, soy, salads, and other vegetables have been grown using chemicals, which people then consume.
In addition, much of the world’s corn and soy are fed to livestock in Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations or CAFOs. And CAFO-raised cows, pigs, and chickens represent an almost limitless market for these crops.
In other words, mass mono-crop farming makes most of its profits by selling its products to the concentrated factory meat production industry.
Now let’s look at the nutrient differences between plants, meat, and animal products
Animal Protein vs. Plant Protein
• Essential amino acids — Lacking amino acids
• Bio-available nutrients — Hard to access nutrients
• Has essential fats — no or little fats
• No indigestible fiber — Hard-to-digest fiber
• Complete protein — Incomplete protein
"Plant-based foods typically provide less complete protein nutrition because of lower digestibility and source-specific deficiencies in essential amino acids, compared with animal proteins." Sciencedirect.com
→ Protein can’t be obtained in sufficient amounts from any plant sources.
→ Fat can’t be obtained in sufficient amounts from any plant sources.
→ Essential Nutrients can’t be obtained in sufficient amounts from any plant sources.
"Animal protein is broadly recognized as having higher nutritional quality than plant-based protein." Sciencedirect.com
Humans have evolved by eating meat for millions of years- there’s no denying that.
Proteins from animal sources, particularly dairy proteins, are important for providing adequate nutrition for humans for cognitive and physical development. Sciencedirect.com
You can keep believing the plant-based diet is adequate and even healthier than the keto diet, but the truth is, it’s not.
Your cells are made of protein. Without protein, there’s no life, because protein is the building block of life.
If you continue starving your body and mind of the vital nutrients animal meat and fats provide, you’ll become frail and sick. If you’re lucky, and it’s not too late to save your metabolic health, you’ll return to eating meat.
An estimated 84% of people who try a vegan or vegetarian diet go back to eating meat.
"Well – most people are more astute than I was at that age but interestingly it is estimated that a staggering 84% of people who try a vegan or vegetarian diet go back to eating meat." Livekindly.com
What may be the solution to all the plant-based misunderstandings?
1. The massive mono-crop farming could be stopped and reversed into organic vegetable or animal farming.
2. The CAFOs and inhumane treatment of the animals could also be replaced with only organic and animal farming.
3. The animals would lead a healthy and happy existence, plus people wouldn’t eat meat from animals fed growth hormones, steroids, and other chemicals.
4. The plants you want to consume will arrive chemical-free and not damage your body and mind with toxins.
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I also don’t enjoy the thought of killing animals for our consumption. However, that’s life, the food chain, and nature.
Humans require animal protein and fats to live a healthy life and thrive.
That’s the way it is, always was, and how it will stay.
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