Originally Posted by Bruce Achterberg
From the article, The Great Protein Myth
I recommend reading the entire article. Most non-vegans (or vegetarians) who speak of protein have no idea about health. As such, listening to them is mostly a waste of time. Listen to those who are disgustingly healthy and vital. For me, I choose to listen to raw foodists and my own intuition. Combining the two seems to work for me.
FYI, months ago I had a few blood tests and my levels were fine. I've been vegan since late 2006. I'm having another blood test soon, and will report back if my results are dire. The good thing is that if your results are dire, your body tends to show it. Often just looking at yourself and observing how you feel is a great way to tell how healthy you really are. Just don't tell the companies that fund healthy studies and the pharmaceutical companies that.
Thank you all for your great replies, especially the quoted one... It sounds great that after all, no substitues for meats are required.
Originally Posted by appifanie
i'm vegan and i use supplements sometimes, but only because i have some around and i hate to waste. i've been vegan 3 1/2 years or so and vegetarian for 14.
anyway. just be sure you're getting a nice variety of stuff. veggies and fruits of different colors and some healthy carbs and you can have beans and tofu and tempeh and seitan. my fav vegan site with tons of recipes and ideas and pics of food to inspire you is Post Punk Kitchen Forums: Show us your mitts!
also, lots of cheeses aren't even vegetarian (they have rennet - from animal stomachs!) so beware of that.
Which cheeses could possibly not be vegetarian?