Just wondering....are there others like me? Do any of you believe in veganism and hope society gets there fully one day, but allow a rare bit of flexibility in your diet to accommodate those people…Continue
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Hi! I was a vegetarian for 3 years in high school but then gave up, based on doctors suggestions. About 6 or 7 months ago I gave in to the heavy weight of guilt I had been carrying and started researching anything and everything about nutrition and factory farming so that I could decide how I really feel, NOT based on society or doctors, but on facts. I read tons of material, including "Eating Animals" and came a strong conclusion that I could not be part of that system any more. In these last 6 or 7 months I have been slowly transitioning. First I tried on the pescatarian hat for a while but eventually, although I crave fish often, I feel just wrong about eating it and so I switched up to the vegetarian hat. Currently, I am rarely eating eggs or cheese. And when I do, it's usually in a restaurant or as a guest in someone's home. My own grocery purchases are almost entirely vegan. I would like to be entirely vegan and maybe I will be someday, but this feels like the most I can do right now. Even this has been hard. I hope to slowly detach from animal products more and more until it becomes easy to just be fully vegan. Or at least vegan when not a guest in someone's home. That may always be where I blur the line, just out of respect for the person who is hosting.
Although meat and fish are particularly rich in vitamin B3, high levels of this vitamin are found in peanuts, beets, sunflower seeds, and brewer's yeast as well. In any case, if you are not on a very restrictive slimming diet, you should not lose your sleep about it, as vitamin B3 is ubiquitous and small--but sufficient--amounts are found in almost all vegetables.
Thanks Antonio :) I actually found a vegan B complex supplement a couple of months ago and haven't had fish since! Although I still crave it pretty often....I hope the cravings pass. It's not easy to refrain. Not impossible of course but really not pleasant. Especially since I was raised super close to the ocean by a sailor/fisherman :( ....And I've cut way back on dairy and eggs. It's a VERY rare thing for me. Someday I may go all the way. For now I am calling myself an almost vegan ;)
Hello Crystal. If you are looking for a natural source of vitamin B I suggest you try Spirallina - a blue-green algae. It's approximately 65 to 71 percent protein that are biologically complete, which means they provide all eight essential amino acids in the proper ratios. Furthermore, spirulina provides all the required amino acids in a form that is easier to digest than meat. Make sure you buy an organic variety though either in tablets or powder form. I have been taking this wonderful algae for many years since I became a vegetarian over 15 years ago and also give it to my daughter (who is also a vegetarian from birth)! Good luck and thanks for your friendship.