6 of the Biggest Lies Most Vegans Believe (#4 is the Worst!)

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2.  Vegans are Healthier Than Meat Eaters

There is no doubt that there are numerous studies showing that vegan and vegetarian diets have substantial health benefits.

Although vegan advocates would like to tell you that this is due to a lack of animal protein, this is simply not the whole story. It’s like saying lasagna is made with pasta. Well, it is, but there is certainly a great many more ingredients than just pasta!

What other things do vegans cut out of their diet that makes them “healthier”?

  • Refined grains – Most vegans eat only whole grains. Refined grains lead to spikes in blood sugar, weight gain, and insulin resistance.
  • Refined sugar – Can cause insulin resistance and fatty liver as well as heart disease, obesity and diabetes.
  • Trans-fats – These are extremely harmful to the body and are linked to many chronic diseases including heart disease and stroke.
  • Vegetable oils– Highly inflammatory, filled with unhealthy levels of Omega-6 fatty acids, and the leading cause of oxidative damage.

Many vegans also remove processed foods from their diets, which are low in nutrition as well as being high in sugar, trans-fats, and artificial chemicals.

Most of the benefits of a vegan diet come from the removal of the above ingredients and not the exclusion of animal protein.

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  • Luis Hernandez

    You’re entitled to your own opinions, which this is, but not your own facts, which this is not.

    • Star Exvius

      That’s your opinion

  • Nic

    This article is complete utter bullshit. This should not be allowed to be published. You are giving out misinformation. Now let’s talk about why.
    For one you are using the words vegan and vegetarian interchangeably when they are in fact 2 different things! Why do I say that? Because the article is supposedly about vegans but when you start talking about a “study” comparing protein you use day vegetarian which isn’t even the topic. You also refer to meat as old food and say humans have been eating it for millions of years! That is completely false as no one has any evidence to support us being here for a million years! Not even close! Even the oldest civilization of the world ancient Mesopotamia was only around 7,000 years ago! And in there own writings they believed we were created about 450,000 years ago. And that is the oldest reference I have seen anywhere to the beginning of man so no we haven’t been eating meat for millions of years.
    Next let’s look at the fact that you site some “study” again and say there is no direct link link between “UNPROCESSED” meat and any modern disease. First of all that is a lie! Second of all the vast majority of meat found in stores today is “PROCESSED” so that is a pointless study to call out. (Yea like 95% +)
    Simple Google search will point out that vegetarians on average live about 7 years longer (women) and about 10 years longer (men) seriously Google it. RIGHT NOW!!! PLEASE!!!
    Now anyway I’ve already wasted too much time on this piece of crap article that is very poorly researched.but I have to point out one last thing. When you talk about our digestive system you LIED again. Our digestive system is only medium in the sense that we are medium sized creatures. But it is actually the exact same size in comparison to our body and that of other herbivores! Please do a simple google search to find this information readily available! Please take this crap down. If you wish to bash vegan isn as a lifestyle atleast do it with real facts and don’t make up a bunch of non-sense.
    Good day.

    • Mark McKarrion

      Everything you just posted there is complete nonsense. Dumb vegan.

    • Aaron Owens

      They have proven through other methods that humans gave eaten meat for over 2 million years. You should take 5 minutes to do a little research.

  • Anto

    My personal opinion (I’m a qualified nutrition therapist) is that both diets, vegan and omnivore, have their good points, and on balance, for me, a vegan diet is better. I’m 70 yo and at risk for prostate cancer and flesh foods are better avoided by men in this situation.
    I’m not convinced by the claims that a vegan diet must lead to nutritional deficiencies, I suspect that such deficiencies might be attributable to incorrect eating habits interfering with proper digestion and absorption, unrelated to the vegan diet.
    Note: I’m talking about a balanced, HEALTHY, vegan diet, not just eliminating animal foods.

    • cattlewrangler .

      Since when does a nutrition therapist give claims that only doctors are qualified to give? Stick with fornaluating diets and stay away from the false doctor advice.

      • Anto

        Sorry to contradict you there cattlewrangler but this is exactly the sort of opinion we’re trained to give, and if you know any medical doctors and ask them they’ll tell you they’re not qualified in the field of nutrition.
        As for formulating diets, you’re confusing nutrition therapy with dietetics, a completely different discipline. Hope that helps, feel free to get back to me if you want any more info.

    • SIGmund Fried

      Nutrition therapist? How many years and how much money did you waste on that?

      • Anto

        It was a 3 year fulltime course back then (95-97), don’t know about now. How much money? couldn’t say. It was comparable to what I paid for my uni degree subjects – per subject that is, my uni studies were a few years longer. Hope this helps SF.

  • B_Realist

    Great article. Homo Sapiens 200k Years. Hominids 2.5 million. Strong evidence supported by every living anthropologist. Lol. http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/human-fossils/species/homo-sapiens

  • Eugeniu Sofroni

    Fake news !!!

  • Chris
  • Covfefeghost

    Always knew vegans were full of ?

  • Anto

    OTOH animals bioconcentrate contaminants found on plants; a steak dinner is going to contain 10-100 times the amount of glyphosate, PCBs, lead, mercury, . . . that a vegetable meal will.
    And as those with breast cancer or low-grade prostate cancer will tell you, all animal foods – meat, eggs, dairy – contain oestrogen which will aggravate the cancer and tend to make it aggressive.