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    Upon continuing my research, I have found there seems to be more information in support of veganism rather than against it. Several articles, I have read claim avoiding animal products not only helps your body

    More Findings on Veganism

    Upon continuing my research, I have found there seems to be more information in support of veganism rather than against it. Several articles, I have read claim avoiding animal products not only helps your body physically, but also mentally....

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    • One think that I always thought was interesting is that often times there is a push back against pregnant women becoming or staying vegan throughout their pregnancy. My mother was vegan during all of her pregnancies and we were not negatively affected by it. My older sister was born smaller but she was also over a month early, and despite this my sister was able to come home right away even though often times premature babies have to stay because there lungs have not fully formed. I also have never really noticed a difference in my family and friends who are and are not vegan.

    • This is an interesting and current topic. I like how you cited data, statistics, and results of an experiment. I have read articles about the 7 pockets in the world with the oldest people. A common factor between all of their diets is the lack of meat. Animal products are not necessary in our diet, especially in the excessive amounts of our modern day America. I also like how you pointed out that it isn’t the lack of nutrients out there in a vegan diet, but it is often the individual who does not eat correctly. Great job, and cool topic.

    • Hi Grace,
      I found this entry very interesting. I knew that veganism benefitted your diet but I didn’t know that consuming less animals products also helps improve your mood and lower stress levels. I find that very interesting. I also enjoyed reading about the health risks that follow veganism as well. I agree that many vegans miss out on foods with nutritional value while avoiding meat. This is a great topic, great job.

    • Grace, its so interesting to read and recognize what little I know about veganism. I am very curious to see what the research say about whether it is truly healthy or not.

    • Dear Grace :

      I am I am interested by your post, “More Findings on Veganism,” because many people are vegan because they think it is healthy. I was curious why they would think that is better for them but now I know.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “A recurring theme seems to emerge as the number one issue with veganism: lack of nutrients.” I think this is realistic because people who decide to be vegan will not be eating the same things as non vegans.

      Another sentence that I liked was: An article focusing on vegan diets for dancers points out that often times those who are vegan “many vegetarians and vegans are missing the veggie part,” and as a result are eating foods that may not come from animals but also don’t have any nutritional value.” This stood out for me because it proved me wrong that vegans can’t eat as much of a variety of nutrients as non vegans.

      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I went to a friends house and ate vegan gravy, which I was surprised by because gravy usually has a lot of animal products.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because this post was something I could relate to.

    • I found it very interesting that veganism is actually healthy for you and isn’t as bad as I had originally thought it was. I didn’t know that you could sustain proper nutrients and live off of it. I learned a lot from your article such as dancers need extra nutrients. the veganism system doesn’t seem so bad now. it makes it seem that meat isn’t neccasary to live.

    • dear Grace,
      Your article surprised me because I had no idea you coul stay healthy without eating meat AND it would lower your stress level. One thing I found interesting was how often people are found to have “a lack of nutrients”. This scares me because lots of healthy options will be pointless with this diet.

    • It is interesting how one does not have to eat meat to be healthy. It is also interesting how it reduces stress levels. I would like to learn more on how healthy it is to not eat meat.

    • Dear Grace,
      I am very interested by your post “More Findings on Veganism,” because I had no idea about the health benefits of veganism before reading your article.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “According to the Department of Nutrition, Benedictine University, decreasing consumption of animal products has been “associated with improved mood.”” I think this is surprising because I knew that veganism is good for your physical health, but I had no idea of the extent of which it also benefits your mental health!

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you write about interesting topics and have good outside sources of information and your articles are interesting and enjoyable to read.

    • Dear Grace,
      I am very surprised by your post “More Findings on Veganism,” because I had no idea about how many beneficial and healthier alternatives there were.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “According to the Department of Nutrition, Benedictine University, decreasing consumption of animal products has been “associated with improved mood.” I think this is surprising because I knew becoming vegan was good for your heath as well as dieting, but had no idea that it could improve mental health, and may even be stress relieving!!

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you write about topics I had no idea about and I would love to learn more.

  • Mayree,

    I am also looking at veganism and its growing popularity. I think I also read that article regarding the man who struggled with dairy. I am in agreement with you that a plant-based diet can be beneficial to some, however I did read an article about a mom who noticed her kids were malnourished as a result of being vegan. Extreme diets can…Read More

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    In my quest to find out if veganism is truly a beneficial diet, I have found several opinions on the issue. In the article “A Vegan Diet Can Cause Malnourishment, Especially in Children,” Mann writes of her fin

    Controversies of a Vegan Diet

    In my quest to find out if veganism is truly a beneficial diet, I have found several opinions on the issue. In the article “A Vegan Diet Can Cause Malnourishment, Especially in Children,” Mann writes of her findings on...

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    Veganism has become increasingly more popular as of late, yet I have heard it is more difficult to get essential nutrients so why are people making this choice? Is it trending because it makes you thinner? Or are

    Why is Veganism Suddenly Trending?

    Veganism has become increasingly more popular as of late, yet I have heard it is more difficult to get essential nutrients so why are people making this choice? Is it trending because it makes you thinner? Or are people...

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    • I think this is a very interesting take on this issue. I was under the impression that people became vegan only because they felt eating animal products was immoral, I never really thought about it from a nutritional perspective. i am interested to see what conclusion you come to, as I just can’t fathom surviving without consuming animals products. Good luck with the paper.

    • This should be a very interesting paper. I am a vegetarian for the reason of eating animal products feels immoral to me. I am interested in seeing what you find out.

    • I was a vegan for four months just to try it out. And yes, vegans do lack B-12 and I took B-12 supplements while I was on the diet. While being vegan, I felt more active in day to day life and it made my skin and hair glow! I can’t wait to see what else you find out from this unique eating style!

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