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I'm vegetarian and am thinking of making the leap to veganism. 

Still unsure why eggs and dairy aren't the best for you, the animals and the environment? ‚Äč

Still unsure why eggs and dairy aren't the best for you, the animals and the environment? 

 

Eggs are known to be one of the largest sources of cholesterol in the average American diet. For the average healthy person (without heart disease, diabetes or high blood pressure), ingestion of dietary cholesterol has very little impact. The larger worry is the inflammatory and oxidative effects dietary cholesterol has on your arteries and artery plaque buildup. 

 

You're not lactose intolerant- you're just not a baby cow. Approximately 75% of the world's population is lactose intolerant. Dairy often causes inflammation and digestion issues in those who eat it, many without realizing that dairy is the culprit. Cow milk (or any other animal milk) was designed to turn a calf into a several hundred pound animal within several months. Diary by design is high in fats, growth stimulants and hormones. These may be great for calves but it isn't the best for humans. 

But what about calcium? There are plenty of other rich sources of calcium that you can include in your diet such as: Collard Greens, Broccoli, Kale, Edamame, tofu, white beans, oranges, chia seeds and lots of others. 

 

Interestingly, according to the Nurses' Health Study dairy may increase risk of bone fractures by 50%. As well, countries with the lowest rates of dairy consumption (Africa and Asia) have been found to have the lowest rates of Osteoporosis

 

The egg and dairy industries are extremely abusive and exploitive to animals. Female cows are artificially inseminated, give birth, have their calves removed from them shortly after birth to then use the mother cow exclusively for breast milk. The baby calves are either kept to be dairy cows or sold to veal farms where they are killed shortly later. This experience is extremely traumatizing for both mother and baby. Chickens are kept in tight confines with little space to move, often with their beaks cut partially off (to stop them from pecking other chickens) and de-clawed while they are forced to lay eggs for the remainder of their lives. 

 

On our resources page we've provided several videos and documentaries that share with you the risks associated with eating diary and eggs as well as the welfare of the animals in these industries. To learn more click here