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Analyzing a vegan diet and weight loss

Given the tendency for our society to push food as a product for mass consumption and huge profits, it’s no wonder Americans are having a difficult time staying healthy, keeping fit and obsessed with losing weight.

It’s been proven that a vegan diet CAN help one to lose weight and promote a healthy lifestyle, but one can never know if he or she is getting all the proper nutrients (in the proper proportions) unless he or she is tracking food intake with a nutrition app.

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The Realm of the Observable Universe

Our Species as Caretakers of the Planet

Every time I look up into the evening sky, I am in awe of the immensity of it all, just how open and seemingly infinite our universe seems to be. Then I think about our planet and what us humans are doing to it, either to benefit Mother Earth or to help destroy it.

Our planet, however, is like an enclosed eco-system, and not so infinite.

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The Dairy Industry is Fighting Back Against Milk Alternatives

There is a growing movement led by dairy lobbyists to ban alternative milk companies from using the word ‘milk’ for their products. Right away I’m thinking this violates 1st Ammendment rights to your freedom of speech.

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On thing is certain, unless the average person is a total moron, people can tell the difference between almond milk and cow’s milk! Because they’ll know that one contains almonds and the other cow’s milk!

Also, what about products like Milk of Magnesia or Peanut Butter, two products that certainly don’t contain milk or butter in them!

What we have here is a Dairy Industry that is losing popularity for a number of reasons.

  1. People are wising up to the fact that milk doesn’t really do a body all that good, and the growing popularity of alternative milks has been threatening the dairy industry for several years now, so much so that several dairy farms have been going bankrupt.
  2. And more and more people are either becoming lactose intolerant, vegetarian or vegan.

We’ll see how this plays out in the courts, but I can’t see how this ban will go through being that it infringes on our 1st amendment rights to freedom of speech.

McDonald’s Continues Testing a Plant-Based Burger

No doubt, plant-based and vegan burgers are on the rise!

Why? Because the common consensus is that red meat contains cholesterol and saturated fats that can cause hardening of the arteries and eventual arterial blockage.

The evidence has been overwhelming and consistent throughout decades of research and scientific observation. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, which correlates to the abundance of beef continually pushed on Americans by the Meat & Dairy Industries.

McDonald’s Slow to Test New PLT

McDonald’s is slow to test their new PLT in Canada because the scale in which to pull off an offering of a plant-based burger would be huge. And the big test is whether Beyond Meat can deliver their product on a massive scale to the U.S. and Canada.

See Also: Why McDonald’s Has Been Slow to Adopt Meatless Meat

If Beyond Meat can deliver, and I remember when they first came out with the Beyond Burger (they couldn’t keep them on the shelves), then we will have a major breakthrough in the Fast Food Industry.

I supposed KFC is testing out Beyond Meat and the scale at which they can deliver, because they had a very successful test launch, but we have yet to see Vegan KFC Chicken in their fast food restaurants.

So, the process is slow… but the vegan movement has hit the mainstream and it can only continue to grow as more people seek out healthier ways of living that is more compassionate towards the animals.

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