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    It's about choosing a lifestyle to reduce the amount of needless unnecessary suffering of animals (ethics), for the environment and health. I wouldn't say that it's silly nor a trend- more people are just becoming more aware of their choices and how it indirectly contributes to a mass number of problems that can be reversed in the world. A lot of documentaries such as Cowspiracy and Earthlings for example are very informative on why people are vegan and why the world should be
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    (Original post by Nerry)
    veganism is for all those annoying animal lovers aka hippies.
    Hippies like MMA fighters, American football players and Ironman competitors? :erm:

    (Original post by Franzen)
    I became a dietary vegan due to ethical reasons. The environmental factors are an additional plus. I don't believe it's a 'healthier' diet/lifestyle though.
    Depends what you eat I suppose - a diet of just pringles, oreos and pot noodles is obviously not good but on average I think a lower risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease can be considered healthy

    (For non-vegans reading: those things are vegan, oh yeah!)
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    I am vegan purely because of some of the horrors I have read about in the dairy industry- I AM AWARE THAT ORGANIC MILK EXISTS- I just feel better without consuming animal products. Honestly though, that's my own personal view, and everyone is entitled to their own. I probably make more vegan jokes than all of my omnivorous friends combined.
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    (Original post by Etoile)
    Depends what you eat I suppose - a diet of just pringles, oreos and pot noodles is obviously not good but on average I think a lower risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease can be considered healthy

    (For non-vegans reading: those things are vegan, oh yeah!)
    Healthy but not more healthy which was my point. I've talked to some vegans irl who believe that it is the healthiest diet possible, so I'm just trying to throw it out there that I think it probably isn't.
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    My partner and I went became vegetarians on January 1st and, over the last week or so, have stopped drinking cow's milk.

    Our main reasons: morals, for the love of animals, health, wellbeing.
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      (Original post by Knightoflogic)
      I'm not a vegan, I love meat, milk and cheese. I've always wondered what is the point of veganism? it doesn't seem to have any positive benefits, and seems quite silly imo. it just seems to be a trend. am i missing something? what do you guys think?

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      I love meat, but then I am also a vagitarian too. If lions and crocs can eat meat, then why cant I? Does god hate crocs and lions too?
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      (Original post by Franzen)
      Healthy but not more healthy which was my point. I've talked to some vegans irl who believe that it is the healthiest diet possible, so I'm just trying to throw it out there that I think it probably isn't.
      I think a whole foods plant based diet is the healthiest, i.e. vegan but based on fruit, veg and whole grains. It's possible to be an unhealthy vegan, but a healthy vegan diet is healthier than a heathy meat diet.
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      (Original post by Etoile)
      I think a whole foods plant based diet is the healthiest, i.e. vegan but based on fruit, veg and whole grains. It's possible to be an unhealthy vegan, but a healthy vegan diet is healthier than a heathy meat diet.
      Miss out on fish/eggs/offal though which are great in moderation.
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      (Original post by Franzen)
      Miss out on fish/eggs/offal though which are great in moderation.
      Most fish nowadays has pieces of microplastic in it - no thanks! And eggs are really high in cholesterol. Dunno about offal though (never eaten it even pre-veg days) - but I do know you can get all the nutrients from plant sources. I use myfitnesspal to track my vitamins and I get all my vitamin A from bell peppers!
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      Good for them, people can eat whatever they like, however I do dislike those who try to shove their eating habits on others :facepalm:
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      (Original post by Knightoflogic)
      I'm not a vegan, I love meat, milk and cheese. I've always wondered what is the point of veganism? it doesn't seem to have any positive benefits, and seems quite silly imo. it just seems to be a trend. am i missing something? what do you guys think?

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      People do it primarily for health or ethical reasons or perhaps both.
      Health reasons might involve trying to reduce dietary cholesterol as well getting a higher proportion of vegetables into the diet.
      Ethical reasons are around the mistreatment of animals in the dairy, meat and egg industry as they're kept in confined conditions, forcibly impregnated and abused in other ways routinely.

      I don't think many people do it simply because they don't like the taste of meat. Infact many vegans welcome the introduction of plant based products like vegan cheese that mimic the taste of animal-based substances. I don't think it is a trend. It isn't really trendy to be vegan. Most meat eaters are hostile and dismissive to those that choose to make the choice but is a diet that tends to be temporary. It requires a level of discipline which is rare, I suppose.
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      I am vegan mostly for health and environment reasons. For me it was a good choice.
     
     
     
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