Regarding B12, please consider this:
of the biggest issues plaguing vegans today, is the issue on Vitamin
B12 (or the lack thereof) in a vegan diet. This is an issue that
surfaces more and more in the media lately and [uninformed] people use
an excuse not to go vegan. They claim that if humans were meant to be
total vegetarians, then why can B12 not be obtained from plants and only
from meats. Such statements spread from ignorance and cause
disinformation that often leads to heated debates. So what is the truth?
too long a penning, world experts today claim that B12 is needed for
blood formation and cell division, but neither plants nor animals make
it and that bacteria are responsible for producing this vitamin. With a
little bit of effort and research, one can easily find independent,
arch outcomes that confirm this claim.
why then are there so many differing articles and “finds” on the
matter. Well, simply because not all plants everywhere are exposed to
this bacteria and the only way animals can “have” this vitamin, is if
they have eaten something that contained this bacteria. This explains
the various results of research conducted under different circumstances,
also indicates that organically grown plants are a higher and more
constant source of Vitamin B12 than fruits and veggies produced
commercially. The same goes for animals, even though research has also
shown that the commercial meat industry supplies zero B12 due to the
animals NOT being exposed to this bacteria. This is nothing new, as this
kind of research goes all the way back to 1926.
the claim that B12 deficiency is evidence for humans to be omnivores
have no foundation and holds no water. The B12 present in plants are
totally reliant on how freely the micro fauna and –flora in the ground
is allowed to flourish. When these microorganisms are killed off with
herbicides and pesticides, the plants will contain very little or no
B12." [Quote: Paul J Nel ]
Anders Branderud Re. animals proteins.
Our body is not designed for eating animals.
Creator did not give us the right to take the life of our Creator's
sentient beings with a soul; and He did NOT design us for this. Just
because a person states this is in "holy book", doen't mean it is true. I actually assumed this for 10+ years, but eventually I was willing to question my premise.
Some evidence re. how the body of the human is designed:
we are primates, designed best for a plant predominant diet, many
people have a limited capacity to digest animal proteins efficiently.
When we eat a diet rich in animal protein, our ability to efficiently
cleave all the amino acid bonds may be limited. All the protein may not
be totally broken down into its amino acid building blocks. There is
evidence that when animal peptides (pieces of partially broken-down
proteins) are absorbed. They can lead to the formation of antibodies
against themselves. Our immune system will not only attack these foreign
proteins, but it can also cross-react, attacking human proteins in the
body that resemble the amino acid sequences found on dietary animal
other words, because animal proteins closely resemble the amino acid
sequences of human body proteins, our own reaction (antibodies) against
inadequately broken down proteins (peptides) can also attack our own
tissues. Plant proteins are less likely to cause this reaction, even if
their peptides pass into the bloodstream, because they bear little
resemblance to human proteins. Because we cannot efficiently dissolve
animal proteins in the digestive tract and, frequently, consumption
exceeds the digestive capacity, more incompletely digested peptides are
apt to be absorbed. These peptides also results in the stimulation of
unhealthy bacterial flora and the absorption of toxic bacterial
by-products, which can create an inflammatory environment and, hence,
immune dysfunction." [Quote: http://www.drfuhrman.com/disease/arthritis.aspx ]