With meatless diets on the rise, manufacturers have been making more meat substitutes. What’s in them and are they even good for you?
Reality Check: 5 Risks of Raw Vegan Diet
“But on your road to good health, the raw vegan diet would likely be a U-turn. If you are already vegan or vegetarian, you have nothing to gain and much to lose by going totally or even mostly raw. Even doctors who prescribe and live by a vegan diet caution their patients against attempting a raw diet.”
Vitamin B12 deficiency can be sneaky, harmful
“What harm can having too little of a vitamin do? Consider this: Over the course of two months, a 62-year-old man developed numbness and a “pins and needles” sensation in his hands, had trouble walking, experienced severe joint pain, began turning yellow, and became progressively short of breath. The cause was lack of vitamin B12 in his bloodstream.”
Vegan-Only World Could Solve Global Problems
“All of humanity could likely be well fed in the future without having to convert any more of Earth’s forests to croplands, but there is a catch according to new research: we would all have to become vegans. While that scenario is unlikely, the research indicates how much could be gained if meat lovers the world over replaced their steaks, burgers and other carnivore selections with more eco-friendly vegan fare.”
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