These articles on making your veg*n diet be properly nutritious are too long to post here, so I will just provide the links for you to read and save for yourself and to share with others. I will keep this topic pinned so that new members can find it.Nutrition Research: What You Should Know
by Jack Norris, RD
Originally printed in the October 2002 issue of Making Sense of Nutrition Research.
Those Who Live By the Sword...Live By the Sword
The wide range of nutrition claims these days all have some sort of theory to back them up. In this article I discuss what studies provide concrete evidence for a theory. As vegetarians, when we base our claims on concrete evidence, we can prevent others from exaggerating against us using flawed logic. Truth is important, ultimately on our side, and I believe that if more vegetarians had a sophisticated understanding of nutrition, vegetarian advocacy could improve significantly.
Staying Healthy on Plant-Based Diets
you know what drives me crazy? i am vegetarian and heard so many meat eaters put down vegetarian eating. most meat eaters eat very unhealthy. the average normal meat eaters meal constists of meat, and a starch. meat and potatoes as it is often said. very few meat eaters eat healthy. being a vegetarian all we do is cut out the animal flesh. it is easy and uncomplicated to eat vegetalbes, fruits , beans, rice and lentils, the things most meat eaters dont eat. it is even eaiser now with all the meat alternatives on the market. the problem is that so many people are brainwashed to believe eating meat is normal and acceptable that not enough resturanats and speacially fast food joints put out veg alternative foods. if more veggie burgers, chicken patties and other veg alternatives were available in resturants and fast food chains i believe alot more people would choice them over meat.
It is not only a chicken problem! veals, lambs, donkeys, pigs, rabbits, ducks, gooses (foie gras) THEY ALL SUFFER!
SEE FOR YOURSELF:
SO CHICKEN ARE IMPORTANT, AS MUCH AS ALL OF THEM. BUT FOCUSING ON JUST THEM IS WAISTING ENERGY WHEN YOU COULD CUT THE EVIL BY THE ROOT. SO HELP ME GET MORE THAN 514 SIGNATURES TO END IT ALL FOR CHICKEN, BUT FOR ALL THE OTHERS TOO. THEY DESERVE BETTER! THANK YOU:
This is so sickening to treat and animal like this.
I say we go break them all out...we need to make posters and put them over the meat and dairy depts in the stores...People need to have it in their faces for them to GET IT... Ive ALWAYS been an intense animal lover and didnt realize until I saw PETAS videos..now to think of eating a piggie or cow makes me sick and angry... I just keep talking about it, hoping to raise awareness.
I DON'T EAT MEAT AND WHEN I WENT TO THE DOCTOR AFTER HAVING MY GALLBLADDER OUT HE ASKED IF I WAS EATING MEAT AND SAID THAT I NEEDED TO FOR IRON.I DIDN'T FOLLOW HIS ADVICE BECAUSE IT WOULD MAKE ME SICK.I HAVE HAD STOMACH PROBLEMS SINCE MY GALLBLADDER WAS TAKEN OUT AND CAN ONLY EAT FISH AND VEGETABLES IN MY DIET WITHOUT GETTING SICK AND I TAKE IRON PILLS FOR MY IRON .I DON'T BELIEVE WE NEED TO EAT MEAT THERE ARE OTHER FOODS THAT ARE FULL OF IRON FOR US TO SURVIVE ON.