Frequently asked questions
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Plant-based foods that are rich in iron include kidney beans, black beans, soybeans, spinach, raisins, cashews, oatmeal, cabbage, and tomato juice and you can find more information about this here. SOURCE: Plant B, FAQs
Omega 3 fatty acids are AMAZING. They’ve been studied thoroughly and are an integral part of the membrane of cells throughout your whole body. Fatty, dark fish like salmon has a lot of omega 3 but today because of our toxic waterways and polluted oceans, fish comes with mercury and other toxins which have a net negative effect on brain health so, you’re not doing yourself any favours. The single most important thing you can do to reduce your omega-6 intake is avoid processed seed and vegetable oils that are high in omega-6, as well as processed foods that contain them AND poultry, eggs, & Beef. Daily Omega 3 intake is only 1.1 g for adult women and 1.6g for adult men. Excellent plant-based sources of Omega-3s include walnuts, flax seeds, chia seeds, and leafy greens.
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The good news is that by following a plant-based and healthy lifestyle, you will start to feel great and lose weight naturally. When you focus on eating well-balanced and nutrient-dense meals, your body isn’t deprived, and it starts to function efficiently. Deprivation is not an option.
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- sated and energized,
- without that heavy feeling that makes us want to nap Within a week, people often experience:
- a significant increase in overall energy,
- better sleep and respiration,
- improved bowel function, and
- clearer focus. Over a month or two:
- the body begins to shed excess weight,
- underweight individuals may gain weight at a healthy rate,
- Type 2 diabetes may be eliminated (diabetics need to be supervised by a medical practitioner when transitioning to a plant-based diet as insulin dosage will likely need to be reduced)
- skin health improves and skin conditions like eczema or acne could be eliminated,
- autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, and even type 1 diabetes may experience symptom improvement on reduced medication
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Additionally, cutting out processed foods can reduce your hunger and appetite, returning it to what you naturally need to sustain yourself. Not only will this affect your overall health for the better, but you may also enjoy a lower food expense as a result.
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We know for a fact that plants lack brains, a Central Nervous System, and anything else that neuroscientists know to cause sentience. Some studies show plants to have input/output reactions to certain stimulation, but no study suggests plants have sentience or any ability to feel emotions or pain as we understand it. Unlike cows, pigs, chickens and sheep, plants are not sentient beings.
Whether or not that’s the case, there is no need to harm plants unnecessarily. While we must eat in order to survive, we can harm fewer plants by going vegan, because eating plants directly, rather than feeding them to animals and then killing those animals for their flesh, requires far fewer plants and hurts fewer animals who, we already know for sure, feel pain. Cows, for example, must consume 16 pounds of vegetation to yield 1 pound of flesh, so by being vegan, we save many more plants’ lives than if we ate meat. And of course, vegans also save nearly 200 animals every year—living, feeling beings who, scientists now know beyond a shadow of a doubt, experience the full range of sensations and emotions, including pain, discomfort, fear, and sadness.
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The issue with water is similar. It takes about 2,500 gallons of water to produce one pound of beef and about 660 gallons to make a pound of chicken. It only takes about 220 gallons to make a pound of tofu and 180 to make a pound of wheat flour. Compared with the meat industry, a vegetarian diet consumes far less water.
There is more than enough food in the world to feed the entire human population. So, why are more than one billion people still going hungry every day? The meat-based diet is largely to blame. We cycle huge amounts of grain, soybeans, and corn through animals killed for food rather than directly feed starving people. If we stopped intensively breeding farmed animals and grew crops to feed people instead, we could easily feed everyone on the planet with healthy and affordable plant-based foods.
SOURCE: Down to Earth, World Hunger Can be Solved with Vegetarian Diet