We Do’t Hve toK to Be Hethy
Animals value their lives just as we valueours. They don’t want to be killed. Nor dothey want to see their riends or amilymembers killed. Is it morally justiable orus to take animals’ lives – and orce them toendure lietimes o suering – simply tosatisy a palate preerence?According to the American DieteticAssociation, “Well-planned vegan andother types o vegetarian diets are appropriateor all stages o the lie cycle including duringpregnancy, lactation, inancy, childhood,and adolescence.”Not only are vegetarian diets appropriateor people o all ages, but our bodies canthrive on them. In act, studies o vegetarianSeventh Day Adventists – one o the largestpopulations o vegetarians in the United States– indicate that they are among the healthiestand longest-living people in the world.
My best year o trackcompetition was the rstyear I ate a vegan diet.
- Carl Lewis, Olympic Champion
What about protein?
It’s easy to get enough protein on a well-balanced vegan diet. High-protein plant oodsinclude beans, lentils, peanut butter, oats,veggie burgers, tou, tempeh, seitan, soymilkand more.
Don’t i neeD to eat Dairy proDuctsfor calcium?
Humans have no need or cow’s milk.Just as dog’s milk is intended or puppies,and human’s milk is intended or human inants,cow’s milk is intended or calves – not humans.There are many excellent sources o plant-based calcium, including kale, broccoli, collardgreens, ortied non-dairy milks and ortiedorange juice.
take your b12
The one vitamin vegetarians should payspecial attention to is B12 – a vitamin notreliably ound in plants. Luckily, getting B12is as easy as taking a supplement or amultivitamin.
Visit VeganHealth.org for more information.