Continued from: “Why I Won’t Date a Vegetarian (Apparently, Ashton Kutcher Either)“
I used to live in Galway, Ireland. To those of you who are unfamiliar, it is the fastest growing hippy capital of the EU. Everyone had beautiful skin, 14 year-olds drank at the bar, roofs were made of fluffy straw, and I fell in love with a vegetarian.
She was beautiful. Her skin had a gothic bluish tint. I liked it.
What I didn’t know is that she was rapidly becoming anemic. This is a red blood cell disease that leads to deaths like Brittany Murphy‘s.
Her periods lasted about a week. She bruised if I hugged her. She was moody, tired, and restless.
She believed that if she ate meat, her body would be defiled with rotting animal flesh for days. Truth is, human stomachs and the stomachs of lions produce Hydrochloric Acid – herbivores do not. It takes 3-4 hours to digest meat.
If you stop eating meat, your stomach looses it’s natural acid producing ability and balance. This makes you constipated. She “used the bathroom” once every two days (Savvy Vegetarian).
It takes 3-4 hours to digest meat
She believed that you can get all the vitamins, minerals and enzymes in meat from plants. You can’t. One of the most crucial vitamins for your cholesterol level and blood oxygen transport is Vitamin B12 (people without Vitamin C die of scurvy).
According to the National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health, “Vitamin B12 is essential for normal nervous system function and blood cell production. The main sources of vitamin B12 include meat, eggs, and dairy products.” She pointed to Hindus in India who do perfectly well on a non meat diet. Turns out the only reason they were fine is because of poor sanitation standards. Their vegetables were rich in insect larvae and feces. This was discovered when these same Hindus moved to England. Within a few years, they became anemic.
She believed that she would be supporting the atrocious and unconscionable treatment of animals. I agreed that animals were treated atrociously. But I argued that withdrawing her support for the meat industry was passive. I asked, “Instead of trying to get everyone’s dollar out of the meat industry, wouldn’t it be more effective to get everyone addicted to meat? This way, we’d have much more financial power to only support humane beef farmers and drive the heartless out of business?
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