Faulty Arguments Against Veganism, pt. 8
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Read parts 1-6 here.
Can you imagine the world in twenty years if everyone were a vegan? These poor people are so weak, they can hardly walk. Imagine a 90 lb. Marine trying to defend our country. He couldn’t even carry the gear he needs. Imagine a Iron worker, a connector, who tool pouch weighs more then him…the bottom line is a vegan is not as strong physicaly or mentally as a meat eater.
I’m fairly sure that this guy actually hasn’t met any vegans. We certainly aren’t any weaker than the general population, and we’re generally in better health. As far as whether we’re weak, well…
“In 2002 Robert started Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, a company dedicated to promoting the vegan fitness lifestyle, empowering vegan athletes, and living by the words, ‘healthy food defines you.'” (RobertCheeke.com)
“…the 27 year old Danzig has carved his own path and along the way shattered stereotypical images. The lightweight fighter’s success evidences a fighter can be successful without the consumption of animal products.” (The MMA Digest)
At over 70, Dr. Ruth Heidrich has been a vegan for over 25 years. She is “a six-time Ironman Triathlon finisher, holder of more than 900 gold medals from every distance from 100 meter dashes to 5K road races to ultra marathons and triathlons. She has completed more than 60 marathons all over the world…” Read more here.
“He’s a professional Ironman triathlete, bestselling author on performance nutrition, and the creator of an award-winning line of whole food nutritional products called VEGA.” (BrendanBrazier.com)
She claims to have “taught and/or taken up pilates, yoga, karate, mountain biking, swimming, water aerobics, step aerobics, kickboxing, bodybuilding, boot camp exercises, jogging…and that’s just the few I can remember right now.” (VeganBodybuilding.com)
I didn’t stop because I ran out of vegan athletes. I stopped because unlike them, I’m really lazy.
Note also that the Dieticians of Canada and the American Dietetic Association agree that:
…appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthful, nutritionally adequate and may provide health benefits in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases. Well-planned vegetarian diets are appropriate for individuals during all stages of the life-cycle including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood and adolescence and for athletes.
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