I encourage you to eat clean and understand where your food is coming from. If it has a commercial, its likely not the best choice.
February 2016- I have decided to change my lifestyle and become Vegan. I have always thought about the vegan lifestyle in the back of my mind. I think I only continued eating animals because it is just so convenient and standard in the north american diet and lifestyle. Prior to my decision I have been careful in the beauty products that I was selecting. I also started to only eat red meat occasionally and limit my use of butter and cheese.
I have now not ate or consumed any animal bi-product for 4 solid weeks and I have never felt better! My energy is endless and I feel so alive! I have done my research on the Vegan lifestyle and the benefits are endless. I am extremely happy to say that I am never looking back!
The consumption of animal fats and proteins has been linked to heart disease, colon and lung cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension, obesity, and a number of other debilitating conditions (cows’ milk contains ideal amounts of fat and protein for young calves, but far too much for humans). Eggs are higher in cholesterol than any other food, making them a leading contributor to cardiovascular disease. The American Dietetic Association reports that vegetarian/vegan diets are associated with reduced risks for all of these conditions. Vegan foods, such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and beans, are low in fat, contain no cholesterol, and are rich in fiber and nutrients. Vegans can get all the protein they need from legumes (e.g., beans, tofu, peanuts) and grains (e.g., rice, corn, whole wheat breads and pastas); calcium from broccoli, kale, collard greens, tofu, fortified juices and soy milks; iron from chickpeas, spinach, pinto beans, and soy products; and B12 from fortified foods or supplements. With planning, a vegan diet can provide all the nutrients we need without any animal products.