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Taking the Terror out of the Whole Vegan Thing

UPDATED 8/15/18, added a few minor details.

A lot of people like to complain about how complicated, expensive and just plain impossible “The Vegan Diet” is, as their excuse for never trying, or for quitting and fitting back in with the corpse-eating animal lovers who fund all sorts of unspeakable animal abuse. Well, I decided to prove them to be mistaken in very basic terms, with an actual boilerplate, one-size-fits-most “Vegan Diet.”

Think as if we only had 12 basic foods to consume, including just one fortified processed food item, and a maximum of one supplement in pill form*, with the rest being whole plant foods with only a couple being milled or otherwise minimally processed. So for now, forget about the vast array of delicious foods and treats available to vegans just about everywhere, and think “simplest possible.”

So, just how simple can one’s vegan diet be to have full needed nutrition in a day?

If I had to choose, strictly for nutrition, one group of foods for the rest of my life, here they are in alphabetical order (see underneath Cronometer charts for notes). Keep in mind that this is not for taste or “excitement,” it’s just to show the ample nutrition in basic everyday plant foods:

1. Asparagus
2. Avocados
3. Broccoli
4. Carrots
5. Chickpeas
6. Figs**
7. Flaxseed Meal
8. Oranges
9. Peanut Butter (natural unsalted)
10. Sesame Seeds
11. Soy Milk – unsweetened, fortified w/calcium, vit. D, B12, etc. (counts as the one fortified item)
12. Whole Wheat Hot Cereal

*The one pill supplement is zinc at 1/2 of a 10 mg tablet or .5 mg.

**Figs are seasonal but dried figs are available year-round, or they can be picked from trees during their season, July–September in CA, or bought fresh, and frozen for out-of-season use such as in smoothies. Fig trees are actual treasures.

The “how” and details of it all from Cronometer.com (click to enlarge, chart is in two parts):

Continued…

NOTES…

“Special concerns” for vegans (but not only vegans):

The VITAMIN B12 is all from the fortified soy milk.

The CALCIUM is primarily from the fortified soy milk, then from the broccoli, figs, and oranges.

The ZINC is mainly from the 1/2 tablet (or 5 mg) supplement, then the broccoli and chickpeas.

The COPPER is a bit high at 2.8 mg, as the recommended is 2.0 mg, but the high zinc intake levels that out.

The VITAMIN D is all from the soy milk; any additional needed can be gotten from sunshine.

The great PROTEIN profile is mainly from the soy milk, broccoli, chickpeas, peanut butter, asparagus, wheat cereal, avocado, and carrots.

The VITAMIN K is primarily from the broccoli, then the asparagus and avocado. 801% is good because it’s said vit. K2 (as opposed to K1) need is total K multiplied by 15%, so that would equal 120% of needed K2.

The SELENIUM is primarily from the wheat cereal, then the asparagus, broccoli, and chickpeas.

The IRON is primarily from the broccoli, chickpeas and soy milk, then from the asparagus, wheat cereal, avocado, figs, and flaxseed meal.

The great VITAMIN C intake enhances the absorption of non-heme iron from plants.

The OMEGA-3 is primarily from the flaxseed meal, then the broccoli and avocado.

The low OMEGA-6 number is said to be a good thing, that we need far more omega-3 than -6.

The VITAMIN A is where it should be at 1202% because the vit. A need from plants is said to be 12 times more than from animal products.

IODINE isn’t tracked on Cronometer, but the 1/2 tsp. of iodized salt in my list takes care of iodine need for the day, although it does make the sodium a bit high…but still lower than most people get in a day.

For the SOY phobic, the soy milk can be replaced by any similarly fortified plant milk.

Of course, anyone with ALLERGIES or other problems with particular foods should replace them with harmless foods with similar nutrition.

No, you could not live “in the wild” like that…

…not without omitting the few processed items and being in a place where those whole foods are growing. But even without the processed items, one could get by for some time with a few other “wild” foods added. But think, could 7 billion+ people live “in the wild” at all without all sorts of technology and products? No, they could not. Everyone, even “wild man” survivalists, depends on manmade products every day. Vegans are not weird or deficient in that way, as is popularly claimed.

So, any new or struggling vegans out there needing a simple diet plan, the above would be a great basic outline for one. On top of everything else, it’s fairly inexpensive. So there really are no excuses for not being vegan. Please pass this along to any anti-vegan skeptics in your life.

Come on now, let’s get this thing done!

Do realize that as long as there’s even one slaughterhouse (or any other such place of bloody horrors) lurking behind our “civilizations,” there will be continuing violence and bloodshed among humanity.

Disclaimer

This article provides information that should not take the place of professional advice. I am not a nutrition or health professional but am sharing what I’ve learned through experience and from what I trust are good sources in regard to my own nutrition. If you have concerns, I encourage you to talk to a (vegan friendly) registered dietitian or other trusted professional about your dietary needs.

Images, aside from charts, are free from Pixabay.com.

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The dramatic growth of veganism, and is this a danger to children?

Despite all the bashing campaigns fomented by a particular self-interested industry, veganism continues to grow like never before; read all about it here, from FORBES of all places: https://www.forbes.com/sites/katrinafox/2017/12/27/heres-why-you-should-turn-your-business-vegan-in-2018/#39c57f3a2144

Thus, in comes the “recovering ex-vegan” backlash campaign, and more

Keep in mind that there are contemptible people out there who “go vegan” only to “fail” and then launch a ranting campaign about how impossible it was or how it almost killed them. They are either ignoramuses who ate only jelly beans and potato chips (or other such junk diets)…or FAR more likely…they’re crusading liars connected to (or unknowingly misled and used by) vested interests. What could be more contemptible than such conmen/women?

Then there’s the campaign bent on getting the gullible to eat more meat/eggs/dairy than ever by promoting it as great for weight loss and heart healthy to boot. Meat and animal-fat heavy diets are said to be good for humans; all that we knew before is now supposedly wrong. Animal fat got a bad rap and now it’s good for us and needed.

Human fat vs. fiber, USMC teaching tools

Mmmm, butter…bacon! Slather some butter on your bacon! Grains and carbs are deadly! No such thing as too much meat; all-meat diets are even touted by a few “sanity challenged” people. Behind all this is a powerful organized campaign to counteract the growing popularity of veganism…nothing more. Don’t ever be fooled.

Despite the vicious backlash, however, more and more people, especially in their teens through 30s, are going vegan for good, and vegan adults are conceiving babies and raising healthy vegan children.

Are vegan babies and kids in danger of malnutrition or even death?

You often hear anti-vegan crusaders rant that vegan diets debilitate or even kill babies and children, based on a few sketchy cases that in no way represent the norm. What’s actually going on in those extremely rare cases of “vegan” children being starved is anorexia by proxy; read all about that here: https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/4451/82746ec2e58532b0629d99cf55c21a3ccc22.pdf

Some parents are so grossed out by “fat” and “gluttony” that enjoying food becomes a sort of sin and extreme thinness is an obsession. They’d rather have their kids be just about any undesirable thing, other than to ever be considered “fat.” And their idea of fat is anything above reedlike thinness. This happens among a small minority of any sort of parents, but only “vegans” get called out for it; it’s said to be “vegan child starvation.” And what a dirty lie that is; but, what else is new?

See some great vegan food plans for babies and kids here: http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/vegdiets/vegetarian-diets-for-children-right-from-the-start

It’s not so hard, except for all the hate and misinformation out there; but don’t let it all make you crazy. Speaking of which…

Everywhere you look, people eating animals

When all seems hopeless, when you’re surrounded by meat/egg/dairy propaganda and “regular folks” scarfing down burgers and sausages everywhere, day in and day out, and you wonder if there really is any hope after all for the animals and for humanity, just remember one thing: Significant change in society takes a very long time, it grows by increments, very slowly, to become the norm someday in the distant future. That “someday” is when people will look back and wonder how their own species could have been so ignorant and brutal. And that “someday” will never get here if we allow the vicious opposition to crush our spirits and our resolve. So, do not let them.

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OMG! Soy! The feminization of our great macho he-men!

Source: evilscarytofu.wordpress.com

Humiliated, weak sissy boys with big honking jiggly boobs are the evildoers’ outrageous goal!

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“Soy bean,” they say, as if it’s an innocent, cute little beige oval of protein they speak of. In fact, it’s a wicked feminist plot to further ruin our world—as if they haven’t done enough damage already—by not only busting but mercilessly extracting and destroying the very manhood of all our great manly men who so proudly and boastfully have always run the world as we know it. Could anything be more treacherous or shockingly devilish?

By God, the soy bean has become the germ of the great plague of today…turning all of our masculine heroes into simpering wimps, totally dominated and made into drooling non-entities by this plague of emboldened, lumbering, unattractive brutes known as feminists. It’s a nightmare, I tell you, a scary, scary nightmare!

So take matters back into your man-hands and eat your meat, milk and eggs, you whimpering veggie boys, you poor fools. No longer be fooled into submission by these dastardly thunder-thighed monsters! Come on back to our great brotherhood of Man. Divided we fall, united we’ll beat that feminist abomination into humiliated submission. Proudly fed on potent bacon and animal milk, we will destroy them, and then have only smokin’ hot, blissfully compliant chicks at our disposal, as it was meant to be!

Oh my, what a bunch of woefully ignorant, industry programmed, utter CRAP.

How can anyone take it seriously? Well, they do, in droves. It’s so comforting to alleviate one’s nagging, unbearable guilt by demonizing and ridiculing those who bring it about, as well as condemning what they eat and their lifestyles. Comfort (false or real, but mostly false) is what people cherish most. And people say misanthropy is a bad thing, or unjustified?

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David Carter at Vegan Festival 2016 – by funcrunch on Wikimedia

There are supposedly fewer vegan men in the world than vegan women; but I see men as being more reliable in it, not as prone to caving in to societal pressures as women are. There may be more women, but they also more often tend to dabble on and off, or completely quit. It seems to me that far more ex-vegans are flaky females, just going by all of their showy boasting about being back among the normal.

Regardless, veganism and the dreaded soy bean are said to be a feminist construct, to bring about the total decimation of men. But to believe that you’ll need to forget the fact that the vast majority of feminists eat lots of meat/milk/eggs and have no interest in veganism except as perhaps a temporary phase in their “journey,” i.e., a brief shunning of a “patriarchal society’s” norms. But, yum yum, that patriarchal bacon just tastes too darn good! So, never mind real ethics and the truth; “tasty” treats and handy lies are so much more fun, right? Yeah, and so is the diabetes, etc. (See my article here.)

So, what’s all this jibber-jabber & ranting about?

Well, I’ve seen some nasty lies (yet again) posted online about soy foods causing feminization of men, while the real, potent estrogens in animal milk, eggs & meat—occurring naturally and added, along with the GMO soy “estrogens” the animals are fed in abundance—are supposedly harmless. WTF? Such unbelievable insanity. And yet it persists in popularity among a certain sect of our species, such as those mind-numbed and fueled by bacon-clogged arteries, angry testosterone and/or roid rage.

Ah well, on a far more serious note: Poor animals, all of you millions upon millions facing lives of hell and terrifying, painful and bloody killing by stabbing. I am simply so very sorry for this species called humanity (king of all ironies). I’m so very sorry forever for all that you all have suffered because of people’s deliberately bringing you into this world as “things” to be terribly abused and killed. But your spirits can never be destroyed by people. People only harm their own souls.

People; if interested in the great, scary soy “debate,” below are four good articles.

Arm yourself with legit info, as opposed to the nasty crap spewed by slaughter activists who count on those they consider gullible ignoramuses to blindly trust in them. Please read on, I think you’ll like these and find them useful (unless you’re hopelessly brainwashed by that ever present zealous army of industry henchmen):

1) https://www.mensfitness.com/nutrition/what-to-eat/does-soy-really-cause-man-boobs

2) http://www.veganmuscleandfitness.com/eat-soy-products-max-seabrook/

3) https://www.flickr.com/photos/vegetarian-vegan-bodybuilding-info/6691266425

4) https://freefromharm.org/health-nutrition/vegan-doctor-addresses-soy-myths-and-misinformation/