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Why a Vegartian Diet is Deficient

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When you eat a vegetarian diet, it’s impossible to get 12 essential nutrients you need every day. I’m talking about the eight essential amino acids that are the building blocks of protein and the four nutrients you can ONLY get from meat: vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and Coenzyme Q10.

 

These nutrients are responsible for hundreds of vital functions including powering up your muscles, heart, brain, memory, immune system, sex drive … just to name a few. That’s why our ancient ancestors were blessed with disease-free living. They had an abundance of powerful vitamins, nutrients and protein.

Vegetarians claim you can get these nutrients from non-animal sources, but it just isn’t possible. Here’s what I mean:

Vitamin D: Getting enough vitamin D from walking in the sun, or by consuming foods “fortified” with vitamin D just isn’t possible. Real dietary sources of vitamin D come from animal fats. And if you’re drinking milk fortified with vitamin D, you may be surprised to find out that the vitamin D in milk is a synthetic, chemical form of the vitamin. And it’s not even the right form. Your body needs vitamin D3 to fuel your body. What you find in milk is vitamin D2.

While your body makes vitamin D when exposed to the sun, it’s difficult if not impossible to get enough vitamin D every day simply by going outside. Here’s why: There are three ultraviolet bands of radiation that come from sunlight: UV-A, UV-B and UV-C.

It’s only the “B” form that’s capable of catalyzing the conversion of cholesterol to vitamin D in our bodies. And UV-B rays are only present at certain times of the day, at certain latitudes, and at certain times of the year.6

Vitamin B12: This vitamin, so vital to humans, is only found in meat. While some vegetarians claim that B12 can be found in algae, tempeh (a soy product sometimes used as a meat substitute) or even Brewer’s yeast, all these assumptions are false.

Brewer’s and nutritional yeast does not have B12 naturally, it’s always added from an outside source. And to think you can get it from algae or a soy product is wishful thinking.

Vitamin A: Real vitamin A, or retinol is only available from animal fats or organ meat like liver. You can get beta-carotene from plants but that’s not a substitute for real vitamin A.

Sure, your body converts some beta-carotene to vitamin A, but there are problems with the conversion. First, beta-carotene needs the presence of bile salts in your intestine before a conversion can take place. To get bile salts, you need the presence of animal fat. For a vegetarian this is another impossibility.

Secondly, the conversion is not efficient. For every 6 units of beta-carotene you consume, you only get 1 unit of vitamin A. So even if you consumed 25,000 units of beta-carotene, you would not even get enough vitamin A to supply you for the day. And that’s dependent on having the animal fats to produce the bile salts required to make the conversion in the first place.

CoQ10: It’s sad, but most vegetarians don’t even fight me on this one because they don’t realize how important CoQ10 is or that it’s only found in animal products.

You’ll find high concentrations of this heart and brain-critical nutrient in organ meats like the heart and liver. But you’ll also get it from the meat itself. CoQ10 supplies your cells with ATP, the energy required by every cell in your body for metabolism, energy production and life itself. And you won’t find it in plants. Period.

The 8 Essential Amino Acids: These building blocks of protein are called “essential” because your body cannot make them on its own. You need them from your diet every 24 hours. And you can’t get this specific blend of amino acids in the right ratio you need them from plants.

Choose Grass-Fed Beef and Reclaim Your Native Diet

The meat you get from your local restaurant or grocery store comes from sick cows. It’s not the vital, nutrient-packed meat our ancestors enjoyed.

Grass-fed beef comes from cattle that had the freedom to graze in open fields eating grass, the food cattle are supposed to eat. And that makes their meat pure and full of the protein, vitamins and nutrients you need to thrive.

Whenever possible, try and avoid commercial beef. Every time you take a bite of commercial beef you’re getting the hormones, antibiotics and disease the cattle was living with prior to slaughter.

Cattle live their lives standing in cement sheds, never seeing the light of day. Their diet is so unnatural it makes them sick and diseased. And they’re kept alive by antibiotics until they’re slaughtered at an early age.

It might look good on the plate, but commercial beef in the U.S. contains dangerous, synthetic hormones that are ending up in you and your children.

Grass-Fed Beef Is What Nature Intended And What
Humans Have Thrived On For Millions of Years

Grass-fed beef is our ancestors’ legacy. It’s what kept the human race going for the last 3.5 million years. And it’s grass-fed beef that will carry us forward as a species.

Just look at how it stacks up with commercial beef:

Less overall fat and calories: A six-ounce grass-fed loin has 92 fewer calories than grain-fed. This saves an average American 16,642 calories each year.7

More Omega-3:Grass-fed beef has two to 10 times more omega-3s than grain-fed beef with a healthy ratio of omega-6s to omega-3s at 1:1. Grain-fed beef is as much as 14:1 – causing runaway inflammation.

More CLA: Grass-fed beef has two to five times more CLA than grain-fed.8 CLA supports immune and cardiovascular function and lean muscle mass. Studies show women with highest levels of CLA have 60-74% lower risk of breast cancer.9

More Vitamin E: Grass-fed beef contains three to six times more vitamin E than grain-fed beef.10

More Carotenoids: Grass-fed beef has up to four times more beta-carotene than grain-fed beef.11 Carotenoids promote eye and macular health.

More B Vitamins, CoQ10, and Zinc: Grass-fed beef has more B vitamins, CoQ10 and zinc than grain-fed beef.

You can find grass-fed beef at many local health food or grocery stores. Whole Foods is a good example. If you’re unsure, just ask your butcher.

You can also purchase grass-fed beef online. I’ve been buying from US Wellness Meats for years. For more information, go to www.alsearsmd.com, check Health Resources and click on US Wellness Meats.

 

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