As someone who’s spent a lot of time in a University setting, one of the thing that often shocks me is the number of vegans that are out there. Why is it shocking? Because you need meat for proper nutrition. Now, I thought this was common knowledge, that humans are omnivores and that eating other animal products was the best way to get many of the essential nutrients your body needs. Plus, meat is delicious, and when I’ve gone a long time without eating it, my body physically feels better when I finally have some again.
But apparently, it isn’t common knowledge, because a vegan couple starved their baby to death by feeding it a strictly vegan diet. And to make matters worse, there is some really poor misinformation out there from reputable-looking sources. Take a look at keepkidshealthy.com and what they have to say; it’s completely bogus! Additionally, leading vegetarian websites have fabricated information about eating animal products being unhealthy for you. Why do I say that?
Because scientific research shows that vegan diets harm children. Is meat-eating really more unethical, as some claim, than malnourishing either yourself or others?
- Children in Kenya were fed their normal diets, with three possible supplements; one group got 60 grams of meat, one group got a cup of milk, and one group got the caloric equivalent in vegetable oil.
- All groups gained, on average, an extra 400 grams of body weight compared to the no supplement groups.
- The meat group showed an 80% increase in upper arm strength, the milk group showed a 40% increase, the vegetable oil, no effect.
- Finally, the children with meat grew up stronger, larger, and more intelligent as based on mathematics and reasoning tests.
The conclusions of all of these studies? Meat makes kids big, strong, and smart. Now I’m not saying it’s impossible to get all of these effects by adding all the proper vegan supplements to a vegan diet, but if it is, we don’t know what they are. So eat meat, and be happy, healthy, strong, and intelligent.
Or, you can deny reality and be crazy. I’ve made my choice: