I'm a big carnivore. But I watched "Forks over Knives" the other day - a documentary that talks about (and provides scientific research findings) eating a plant-based and whole grain diet with no meat, eggs or milk. The doctors in the documentary said that eating this way heals all sorts of diseases and gives you more energy. It sounds very appealing, but I imagine planning vegan meals will be very difficult, especially in the beginning. Any vegans out there who can attest to the health beneifts of such a diet? Do you really feel better or is this just a fad?
(If I try this, it would have to be a modified vegan diet that allows fish because life without sushi is just not worth living.)
Nonsense conclusion that do not apply to everyone and probably not to a majority of the population.
Four years ago I spent 4 days at a Trappist Monastery as a retreat. We were fed a strict vagan diet. The food went through me like an express train and I spent as many hours in the bathroom as I did praying.
A vegan diet would kill my daughter.
As with everything in life, moderation is the key to healthy eating. You don't eat a one pund steak 3 times a day nor salads with nuts just as often. It is possible to eat a balanced diet with only vegetables and grains, but most people do not have the knowledge nor the interest to do so successfully. And just as obviously not everyone would survive on it even if they were able to master the regimen.