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This infographic is from 2011 stating 1% vegan.
According to Wikipedia, it could be 6% or 7% in 2013. Or it could be .5% in 2008. Another interesting fact, Mike Tyson is vegan and Da Vinci was…
Vegetarianism was endorsed in the United States in 1838 by the American Health Convention. In 1971, 1 percent of U.S. citizens described themselves as vegetarians. A 2013 Public Policy Polling survey found 13% of Americans identify as vegetarian (6%) or vegan (7%). A 2012 Gallup poll found 5% of Americans identify as vegetarian and 2% as vegan. A 2008 Harris Interactive poll found that 10% of adults “largely follow a vegetarian-inclined diet,” with 3.2% following a vegetarian diet and 0.5% identifying as vegans. A 2000 Zogby Poll found that 2.5% of respondents reported not eating meat, poultry, or fish; while 4.5 percent reported not eating meat.
The cycling and running communities in Indianapolis suffered a punch to the gut earlier this month when Scott Spitz let it be known that he has stomach cancer. I should say at the outset that, while I have long admired Scott, I don’t know him well, and I haven’t seen him in several years. Nevertheless, I think of him as one of the pioneers of bicycle advocacy in Indianapolis during the late nineties and early aughts. I used to run into him on Critical Mass rides, Bike-to-Work days, and other events to promote cycling in Indianapolis. For a time, Scott was the only bicycle messenger in the city.
here’s his blog
FAST FOOD DOESN’T GET FASTER THAN THIS SHIT. You can eat these sons of bitches raw. Sometimes I like them hot so I toss em on the grill. Use some of that bomb-ass peanut sauce too. Look, just because french fries come from a vegetable don’t front like that shit counts as your veggies for the day. Yeah, I’m already in your fucking head.
Amazing vegan cooking blog…
More than just veggie-heavy sandwiches, the three vegan choices will include meat substitutes and beans. Is this something to be excited about, even if it is from a fast food company?
Before exercising it’s important to fuel your body. Only then can you adequately handle the physical stress of lifting weights, playing individual or team sports, or running.
Carbohydrates are the primary fuel source of choice for our bodies to supply us with energy. Fats are second. Proteins are the least effective fuel source of macronutrients. But they’re the most important in muscle recovery and repair AFTER exercise.
Since carbohydrates are the most efficient forms of fuel, they should be your first choice to consume before exercising.
I have two approaches when it comes to pre-workout nutrition:
“The food industry is broken,” says Josh Tetrick, a 32-year-old entrepreneur who’s creating plant-based egg replacement products that could one day disrupt the global egg industry. His 11-month-old company, Hampton Creek Foods, is working out of a food lab in the South of Market area of San Francisco, just a few blocks from such Internet startups as Twitter, Zynga (ZNGA), and Airbnb. During a tour of the lab this week, Tetrick’s lovable golden retriever and unofficial company mascot, Jake, was parked good-naturedly on a bright red couch in the lobby, underneath a photo of Bill Gates eating a muffin made with Hampton Creek’s egg-free baking product. It’s a feel-good sort of place.Businessweek.
“Milk from a cow in the late stage of pregnancy contains up to 33 times as much of a signature estrogen compound (estrone sulfate) than milk from a non-pregnant cow.”
Cancer rates linked to dairy can change quickly, said Ganmaa. In the past 50 years in Japan, she said, rising rates of dairy consumption are linked with rising death rates from prostate cancer – from near zero per 100,000 five decades ago to 7 per 100,000 today.
Butter, meat, eggs, milk, and cheese are implicated in higher rates of hormone-dependent cancers in general, she said. Breast cancer has been linked particularly to consumption of milk and cheese.
In another study, rats fed milk show a higher incidence of cancer and develop a higher number of tumors than those who drank water, said Ganmaa.
“Thanks for all of the info. I sent it all to my husband to look at. I think we both want to do this but need a kick! We’re 62 & it’s hard to break old habits esp. cooking. I know I could do it. Did you just jump right in or do it slowly? Slow is probably not the right way. Mike was on a macrobiotic diet for awhile and did very well. I have to learn how to cook all over again!”
My pleasure… I think the best thing to have is a partner to make the change with. My wife and I did it together.
I have two friends that watched Forks Over Knives with their spouse. Afterwards, both families switched to a vegan diet. One couple has been vegan for 1.5+ years and the other about half a year. They’re never looking back.
I also remember hearing about veganism and thinking that
I won’t lie. You will crave stuff… Especially cheese. There’s a protein in milk and cheese called casein that is very addictive. In fact it’s related to opium in chemical structure and your brain craves it!
It takes a while, maybe a couple months for these cravings to disappear. Then you’ll begin to wonder how it is you ever consumed milk and dairy. The flip side is you’ll really feel good.
The fact is, we’re the only mammal that drinks another mammals milk. Cows milk is designed to turn a baby calf into a 2 ton cow in a short time. And we wonder where most of our countries overweight and obesity begins. But we don’t question this because we’ve been ‘programmed’ / marketed to drink milk. I know, I drank a gallon of milk a day as a teenager because I craved it and thought it was good. The truth is, milk and dairy actually pulls the calcium from your body…
I digress… Pick a night or day to watch Forks Over Knives with your husband. That’d be the best place to start. There’s tons of vegan cooking blogs and websites to help you get going. If you need cookbooks, I can recommend some.
You’ll be surprised how many non dairy / non meat products they are that taste good. Lots of times the organic prices and fake meats will be expensive. But you have to ask, what’s cheaper, paying for healthy food or medical bills down the road.
Stay strong, well informed and good luck!