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Picture yourself going to your sweet, innocent grandmother’s house. You walk through the door and a wafting smell of her homemade cookies hits your face. They are the BEST little morsels of joy you have ever consumed in your life. Salivating, you are sat down at the dining room table as your grandma places a plate of cookies below your nose. She proceeds to ask you, ” Would you care for some cow pus with your cookies?”
What? Um, cow pus? Come again?
Yes, cow secretions. You can reread this all you want but it will never change. I am here to tell you that the milk you have consumed with your grandma’s cookies in the past has been occupied with a cow’s pus. Yum.
According to nutritionfacts.org ‘s article, there is up to 1,120,000 pus cells in a single spoonful of milk. To some people eating fruits, vegetables and tofu is disgusting, but drinking liquid meat isn’t?
Raping female cows to impregnate them only to separate the mother cow from it’s newborn baby is not a devastation to either one of the animals? How does this process even begin?
Once the mother cow gives birth, the mother is separated from her baby calf. If the baby is a male he is no use to the processors so the calf is sent to be tortured and chopped up into veal. If the baby is a female, she is bound to end up just like her mother. Raped, tortured, and infected.
The mother cow is hooked up to a machine 3 times a day for as little as 10 months straight. After a short period of time, the cow’s body is no longer able to produce the amount of milk necessary, so white blood cells or somatic cells travel down into the udder to help heal the infected area. Somatic cells are produced inside and outside of the udder.This is where the pus pockets form…
The pus pocket has exploded into your milk along with blood from the cow.
YUM! ( FYI- This is the exact same chunky liquid you spray onto the bathroom mirror when you pop a zit!)
You look at your grandma, push the plate of cookies away and say, ” No thank you, Grandma, I will pass.”
(Further information is in this short clip, please watch.)
Video by TheVeganActivist
What is Veganism?
To be vegan means to never consume, wear, or distribute animal products.
There are two main types of vegans such as:
- Ethical Vegan
- Individual who does not consume animal products due to their strong compassion of animals.
- Plant Based
- Individual who does not consume animal products based upon health or nutritional reasons.
Fun Fact: some plant based vegans do wear or use animal products.
There are also many types of vegan diets/lifestyles including:
- High Carb, Low Fat (HCLF)
- Diet in which consists of high carbohydrates and low amounts of plant based fats.
- 80/10/10 ( eighty- ten- ten)
- Diet in which 80% of their calories come from carbohydrates, 10% from protein and 10% fats, all coming from plant based foods.
- Raw Until 4
- Diet which consists of all raw unprocessed food that are never cooked above 118 degrees F.
Fun Fact: Oreos are accidentally vegan!
What do Vegans and Plant Based Diets Consist of?
Eating a plant based diet does not mean eating a combination of dirt, grass, salads and huge gulps of air to satisfy our hunger! It means consuming a plethora of beautiful fruits and vegetables that provide all of the essential energy we need to survive! It is all so simple! What makes this even better is the fact that no animals are suffering to feed us.
Did you know you can also eat all you want? There is absolutely no calorie restriction whatsoever. Eat as much food as your stomach needs until you are completely satisfied.
Are most Vegans Deficient in Most Vitamins and Minerals?
If someone is first transitioning into becoming a vegan, they will not think to eat enough calories. Please, have enough caloric intake when you are starting a vegan or plant based lifestyle. Caloric intake is just a fancy way of saying not consuming enough calories in a given day. If you do not eat enough calories in a day, your body will go into ‘starvation mode’. After time the body’s metabolic rate will slow down in order to conserve energy. This causes significant weight gain which is what people try to avoid.
If not enough food is consumed in one day this can lead to dizziness, drowsiness and the individual will most likely not stick to the vegan lifestyle.
To avoid this carb up on plant based foods and eat simple sugars like ripened fruit!
Most people will not eat enough on a vegan diet due to the fact they are not used to eating large amounts of food to be able to gain all of the vitamins and minerals for their body. Most people have been used to high caloric meals such as a classic dinner of meat and potatoes. When you are a vegan or plant based, you need to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables in order to match calories and get essential vitamins and minerals.
A bloody animal tissue, a.k.a steak, is much more calorie dense than a potatoe so eat plenty and listen to your body! Remember, meat bad, potatoes good (when not covered in cow pus).
One of my personal pet peeves is when someone asks:
“Where do vegans get their protein?”
Protein comes in a variety of ways. Many plant foods are high in protein such as nuts, seeds, grains, leafy greens, beans, lentils, tofu, tempeh and so much more.
Eating animal protein is a complete protein but your body only needs 5% of it’s calories to come from a source of protein. Eating a huge steak after a workout is unnecessary for your body! It only creates more work for it during the digestion process.
An article from mindbodygreen.com states, “Since these amino acids are already built up into a dizzying, complex array of complete protein strains, your body needs to break it all down into separate amino acids before utilizing them. This significantly slows down digestion, and forces your body to work harder on breaking down protein than it should have to. ”
As you can see, animal proteins are unnecessary for our body. Eating simplistic, natural foods is all our body needs to survive.
Consuming meat does not help your health it ruins it.
Did you know the leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease ?
Due to a high cholesterol provided by animal products such as red meat or eggs, can cause plaque build up in our heat’s arteries that prevent adequate blood flow to vital organs in our bodies. Just from cutting out animal products, our health is boosted. Trust me, your heart will thank you later.
According to The Mayo Clinic, “Heart-healthy eating isn’t all about cutting back (…). Healthy fats from plant-based sources, such as avocado, nuts, olives and olive oil, help your heart by lowering the bad type of cholesterol.” Adding more plant based foods to you diet is essential for a happy body!
Why meat is bad for you: further information is in this short clip, please watch.)
Video by TheVeganActivist
Animal Cruelty: “The Animal Holocaust”
“Think about how you would feel if the moment you were born someone else had already planned the day of your execution.” This quote comes from Gary Yourofsky, an activist, whose passion about veganism is shown through a speech he made on March 24, 2014.
What do I mean?
Think of it this way: If you go to a slaughter house, remove the animals and replace the space with Jewish people, you would essentially see the worlds largest holocaust at hand. If you were to go back in time, replace the Jewish people with animals at Auschwitz or Bergen-Belsen it is the same. Either way you end up with a holocaust. Slaughterhouses are buildings meant to murder and dismantle innocent beings. Buildings just like Auschwitz. Animals are beings, just like you and me. So what is the benefit to killing them? No it is not the natural order of life.
Animal Holocaust: further information is in this 15 minute video with Gary Yourofsky
What Does This Come Down to?
I can not convert you into veganism or plant-based eating, but maybe these people can.
Gary Yourofsky’s speech, “The Best Speech you Will Ever Hear”
Raw Vegan, Kristina’s YouTube channel, FullyRawKristina
Raw Until 4 Vegan, Freelee’s YouTube channel, FreeleetheBananaGirl
Some Documentaries, I Have Watched and Highly Recommend:
- Earthlings ( On YouTube)
- Man ( On YouTube)
- Forks Over Knives ( the rest of these videos should be available on Netflix)
- Food Inc.
- Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead