Frequently Asked Questions
Don’t I need meat for protein for my muscles?
No. Plant based foods have plenty of protein. It is totally unnecessary, and in fact detrimental to your health, to filter your nutrients through an animal. Beans, Lentils, Nuts and Seeds are all particularly high in protein. There are plenty are top level athletes who eat a plant based diet and thrive on it.
Aren’t our bodies ‘designed’ to eat meat?
But obviously we can eat meat so why shouldn’t we?
We have the ability to eat meat, but that doesn’t mean that its the best for our health and athletic performance. Humans can do plenty of things. This doesn’t mean we should. There are so many beneficial plant based foods why would you want to put rotting flesh into your body?
How will I feel full eating salad every day?
While plant based diets can include salads that is certainly not what they are limited to. Chili, soups, lasagne, burritos, curries, pizza, smoothies, great deserts and even burgers and hot dogs can still be on a 100% plant based menu. Plant based food has more fiber too, which makes you feel more full.
Will it be expensive to eat this way?
Actually its less expensive. Even though meat is subsidized, in countries such as America, plant based food is cheaper overall. Sure some superfoods can get pricey but the majority of plant based foods are more affordable and your total food spend should be lower. Obviously making your food at home is cheaper than eating out and tends to be much healthier too.
What about fish? I heard that the DHA and EPA omega 3s in fish oil are very beneficial?
Absolutely. The omega 3s are great. However you can get all the benefits of the DHA and EPA from algae or yeast without all the mercury and other toxins that fish oil contains. Want more detail watch this video.
If I choose not to consume dairy how will I get enough calcium?
The calcium in milk, and products made from it such as yogurt, cheese and ice cream is actually not very well absorbed. In fact the countries with the highest dairy consumption also have the highest rates of osteoporosis. The calcium in dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, broccoli and bok choi is absorbed about twice as well as the calcium in milk. Plus you’ll get the benefit of fiber, folate, iron and antioxidants and the bone beneficial Vitamin K.
But I like milk in my cereal. If I don’t have milk I can’t eat my cereal, right?
There are great alternatives to cow’s milk. Soy milk, rice milk, almond milk, hemp milk and coconut milk. As a bonus these don’t have the blood and pus found in cow’s milk. Incidentally, the USA has the highest allowable pus concentration in the world!
There is no cholesterol in plant based foods. Don’t I need some in my diet?
No. Cholesterol is not a nutrient. A nutrient is a chemical that an organism needs to live and grow or a substance used in an organism’s metabolism which must be taken in from its environment. Our bodies make cholesterol so we don’t need to consume it in our diet.