It is certainly a better idea to eat less meat for the environment and our health.
I was a vegan for two years and felt lighter and refreshed. And so relieved to not be part of the awful meat industry.
I felt great. Mentally and physically.
But over the last 6 months my body began to feel undernourished, pale and I fell ill.
In short, I learned my body needed the amino acids that animal protein offer.
So with a heavy heart.
I began to reintroduce a little line caught fish, organic, antibiotic free, free roaming chicken and welfare, organic eggs from happy chickens back into my diet.
I eat these specific meat proteins along occasionally with veggies, fruits, nuts seeds, beans and pulses.
Even though I would not class myself as vegan anymore, I will never again consume dairy, including cheese, cows milk, pig (pork), cow, (beef) sheep, lamb, kangaroo, deer, squirrel, rat, frogs legs, ducks, foie gras, geese, goats, turkeys, or any other sentient being.
Not JUST for my health, the health of the planet, but because I believe we must respect the lives of all living creatures, big or small. And ensure they are not enslaved into these horror factory 'farms'.
Maybe vegan could be for you? I'm not adverse to it. It was just too hard core for my body.
I do believe if you have been bought up as a meat eater all your life and suddenly dramatically reduce certain meat proteins. It may not be the right decision for you. If you are from an Indian vegetarian family with ancestors who have all been vegan. Then that is a different story.
For your own reasons, why not try making every monday a meatless monday? Or simply reduce your meat in take when you can.
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