Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The vegan diet enables me not only to stay healthy, but it also gives me more strength, energy and endurance. It is also a wonderful inspiration for me.
What is vegan? Here is a small summary.
Nutrition and health
Nowadays, a healthy diet is mainly based on the official Food Guide Pyramid. The aim of the Pyramid is, however, not to provide a guideline for a healthy diet, but another.
For lays, it is usually very easy to find information on WHAT is in their food (which nutrients and so on), but it is often very hard to find out how to metabolise – digest – it. In this way, ordinary people usually know little about healthy nutrition.
The advantages of the vegan diet:
The vegan diet offers the possibility of a healthy nutrition out of the following reasons:
The Plant World provides the human body with all the nutrients it needs. In one form or another, we can find all essential nutrients in plants. Even substances like iron can be found easily enough – for example, parsley contains large amounts of it; indeed, parsley contains more iron than its weight in meat. The rumour that there is not enough iron in a vegan diet is therefore a myth. Harmful substances in plants can be easily metabolised, in contrast to those in meat and other animal products. The same can be said for hormones: phytohormones have less radical results on the human body than animal ones, and can even have positive effects. In addition, a plant diet purifies the body, expelling harmful substances. This is particularly apparent in people suffering from cellulitis or overweight who then change to a plant diet. The metabolism and the digestion are kept active, and the skin healthy.
What does a vegan eat?
Substitute for meat: Avocado, Tofu, Tempeh, Saitan, Yuba
Substitute for fish: Some Tofu sorts, algae
Substitute for eggs: liquid Tofu
Substitute for milk: Soya milk, corn milk, rice milk, coconut milk, oat milk, almond milk
Substitute for honey: maple syrup, sugar turnip syrup
Substitute for gelatine: agar agar, pectine
The dangers of the consumption of animal products
Meat tastes nice, which is why it is eaten in such huge quantities. Unfortunately, most people know nothing of the dangers of eating meat; most even believe that meat is the sole source for iron and proteins. It is true that meat contains a lot of iron and proteins, but the iron cannot be properly absorbed by the human body, because some substances in meat, especially cadaverine and putrecisin, block the absorption of iron into the system. Cadaverine and putrecisin are protein decay products (Cadaver acids), which cannot be reduced even by high temperatures (such as in cooking).
Meat contains high concentrations of stress hormones. Before slaughter, these are expelled in large quantities, stay in the meat and are eaten by the human consumer. Since these hormones are often very similar to human ones, they are easily absorbed into the human body, and cause stress.
These stress hormones, together with the protein decay products, destabilise the chemical structure of Vitamin C and antioxidants, which blocks the absorption of these essential substances. Without Vitamin C, no iron can be taken into the system.
Meat consumption causes high liver activity, in order to cope with the harmful substances and the irregular metabolism. The higher temperature caused by this leads to a widening of the vasculature and a characteristic reddening of the face. A further symptom is a disturbed digestion.
Meat also contains large quantities of LDL-Cholesterol, which can cause fat deposition in the vasculature and therefore arteriosclerosis.
AH-Acids in meat cause hyperacidity in the human body; this can attack the periosteum and cause osteomalacia and osteoporosis.
For these reasons the consumption of meat is not only unnecessary, but indeed dangerous.
People often see fish as a healthier alternative to meat. Unfortunately, fish consumption can be dangerous too:
PCB, Dieldrin, Dioxines, Methylmercury, DDT, Amalgam and Ciguatoxin are harmful substances and heavy metals nowadays commonly found in fish, and can be very dangerous for humans. They destroy the chemical structure of antioxidants, just like the stress hormones and protein decay products in meat.
Unsaturated fatty acids, for which fish is seen as healthy, can only be absorbed by the body up to 2%, because of high liver activity (the liver is coping with the harmful substances). In contrast, unsaturated fatty acids from nuts can be absorbed up to 72%.
The harmful substances can cause nerve damage and poisoning; they can even work psychosomatically, causing depression.
Especially pregnant women should take care not to eat fish, because the heavy metals can easily enter the unborn child and cause deformations and other complications.
Fish develop their own toxin (Ciguatoxin), so even fish from healthy waters is bad for you.
Part of the heavy metals is often expelled from the skin, causing a glossiness; this leads to the erroneous belief that fish "makes you beautiful".
Doctors will usually tell you to give your children a lot of milk, because it apparently contain a lot of calcium, for “strong teeth and bones”. This, too, is only partially true. Milk does contain large quantities of calcium; but it cannot be properly absorbed by the body, because milk also contains AH-Acids which, when expelled from the body, take calcium with them. AH-Acids also attack the periosteum and teeth, causing osteoporosis and caries. Indeed, milk, not sugar, is the main cause for caries.
Milk also contains large quantities of LDL-Cholesterol (see meat for its effects).
High consumption of milk – as prescribed by the the Food Guide Pyramid – causes blockation of Vitamin-C-absorption; this disturbs the absorption of iron into the system, since Vitamin C is needed for it. For this reason, milk is the main cause for iron deficit in the human body (which is why so many vegetarians, who eat milk products, have an iron deficit).
Eggs also contain large quantities of stress hormones, cholesterol and other harmful substances, just like in meat, fish and milk, and have the same effects on the body. Eggs often have exceptionally high concentrations (nine times as much as usual) of these substances because the chickens are often fed with fish. These harmful substances also hinder the absorption of the essential vitamins C & E.
Eggs also often contain salmonellae, which can cause diseases.
The Food Guide Pyramid is a farce. The Food- and Health Industry created these guidelines in order to make people ill and weak in the second half of their lives – through which they can make a lot of money.
Their aim is not to improve the ordinary person's health, but to make money with his misery and suffering.
The Health Industry lives off the suffering of the people.
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