Thursday, March 27, 2014

Top 11 Biggest Lies About Vegan Diets

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It is claimed that the vegan diet has strong evidence behind it.

It is said that it can make people lose weight and even reverse killer diseases.

However… vegan proponents usually don’t tell you the full story.

They make it seem like there is overwhelming evidence in favor of the vegan diet.

But in reality, this evidence is weak and there is a large body of evidence that they are ignoring.

The truth is, vegan diets can work… at least for some people.
 
There are also some ethical and environmental arguments to be made for avoiding animal foods (even though I personally don’t agree with them).

But many vegan advocates are incredibly dishonest about animal foods and spread unscientific fear mongering to convince people that their diet is healthy.

Here are the top 11 biggest lies, myths and misconceptions about vegan diets. 

1. The Health Benefits of Vegan Diets Are Due to Avoiding Animal Foods

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There are a number of studies showing health benefits of vegan and vegetarian diets (1).

The proponents of such diets like to attribute these health benefits to the avoidance of animal foods.

However, there are many other factors at play.

A properly planned vegan diet consists primarily of whole foods. It is often called a Whole-Foods, Plant-Based (WFPB) diet.

This diet doesn’t just eliminate animal foods… it also eliminates a number of foods that science has shown to be harmful.

What else do they remove, besides animal foods? Let’s have a look…

For the rest of the story: http://authoritynutrition.com/top-11-biggest-lies-about-vegan-diets/

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