rwac, on 26 August 2012 - 05:02 AM, said:
Indians drink milk and eat plenty of milk products, mainly yogurt and cheese. Not even remotely vegan.
Yes, I know, I was only saying they are vegetarian.
There are some other big holes in that article, most notably admitting there are successful vegetarian societies but not vegan societies. This is true, but you can't actually believe dairy is necessary?
You get B12 from meat, not dairy, and dairy is a joke. It causes low level inflammation, the root of all disease, and it's completely unnecessary. People are probably going to go on about how it has protein, and calcium etc. The protein is denatured when it's heated during pasteurization, and you don't need all that calcium anyway, vitamin D and magnesium are more important than getting a ton of calcium. You get huge amounts of calcium from leafy green vegetables (kale, Moringa etc. have many times more calcium than milk) and seeds like black sesame also have many times more calcium than milk. In addition, there are so many other reasons why milk is bad. Commercial milk doesn't have the cofactors of calcium like K, D, and Mag, and so the calcium doesn't absorb, but builds up in your heart instead. Dairy and meat concentrate pesticides by many times, conventional cows are fed mostly GMO high pesticides foods, and it's LOADED with puss as well. The pasteurization destroys everything else remotely healthful in dairy, and it's a legal requirement in this country.
Raw, grass fed dairy is much better, but still causes low level inflammation and is nutritionally unnecessary when consuming a variety of nutritionally dense vegan foods.
I'm sure people will bash this site, certainly much of it is biased and they have an agenda, but some articles are good. This is one of them, summing up all the dangers of dairy:
Edited by algae, 26 August 2012 - 02:28 PM.