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yup. I'm vegetarian because my body does not seem to take anything from most meat. For some weird reason I'm okay with fish. So I eat it for the oils... also Sushi and tacos!
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SephigiWithout Vitaman C that is, which you can also get from roselle tea (a good vegan source of calcium too).


You meant no harm by that but I thought it was funny that you bought up special tea as a way to get Vitamin C when it's super plentiful in practically every fruit. Fruit being something that's totally on the table for vegetarians, it struck me as odd to bring up the tea.

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what's the point of being a vegan tho tbh

its so expensive to be one, and also just boring imo


To reduce the risk of some diseases, like kidney disease. Animal abuse and animal rights are also motivations for becoming a vegan. However, the body does not absorb iron from plants as well as it does with iron from animal products. Without Vitaman C that is, which you can also get from roselle tea (a good vegan source of calcium too). However, vitamin C is a bad combination with vitamin B12.

Ohh cool I didn't know that.

But you can still do all that & enjoy meat though right?
Humans are omnivores. We're meant to eat meat as well.
Tbh I feel like the best way to help with animal abuse I guess is to have a more humane way of killing them, for food, and stop killing them for fun. (To this day I still don't understand why people find killing animals/hunting fun)

I don't hate veggies or even the idea of being a vegan I just don't think it really does anything beyond a personal standpoint(?).
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SephigiWithout Vitaman C that is, which you can also get from roselle tea (a good vegan source of calcium too).


You meant no harm by that but I thought it was funny that you bought up special tea as a way to get Vitamin C when it's super plentiful in practically every fruit. Fruit being something that's totally on the table for vegetarians, it struck me as odd to bring up the tea.



It's not just for tea, but the roselle plant is also used for Indian and Burmese cooking. It is also the main ingredient for polynesian chicken stew, which is popular in the Philippines.
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anzn wrote:


Sephigi wrote:


anzn wrote:

what's the point of being a vegan tho tbh

its so expensive to be one, and also just boring imo


To reduce the risk of some diseases, like kidney disease. Animal abuse and animal rights are also motivations for becoming a vegan. However, the body does not absorb iron from plants as well as it does with iron from animal products. Without Vitaman C that is, which you can also get from roselle tea (a good vegan source of calcium too). However, vitamin C is a bad combination with vitamin B12.

Ohh cool I didn't know that.

But you can still do all that & enjoy meat though right?
Humans are omnivores. We're meant to eat meat as well.
Tbh I feel like the best way to help with animal abuse I guess is to have a more humane way of killing them, for food, and stop killing them for fun. (To this day I still don't understand why people find killing animals/hunting fun)

I don't hate veggies or even the idea of being a vegan I just don't think it really does anything beyond a personal standpoint(?).


Of course, we can eat and enjoy meat. I've seen an orangutan eat a fish or some insects alive on Animal Planet, so what's the difference? you actually got a point on how to stop mistreating animals.
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no im just too poor to buy meat
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I'm an omnivore. I eat meat a few times a week, the rest of the week there's lots of vegetables, peas/beans sometimes eggs and some nuts. I've got fish once a week too.
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tkayt wrote:

I'm an omnivore. I eat meat a few times a week, the rest of the week there's lots of vegetables, peas/beans sometimes eggs and some nuts. I've got fish once a week too.


Have you ever tried lobster or crab salad? I don't know if there are a lot of meaty crabs like the snow crab in other parts of the world.
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I will still eat pretty much everything. White meats preferred. I really don't eat fish much, due to not being able to get good fresh fish. If it has been out of the ocean for over 2 days, it looses so much of its flavor. Freezing the fish for transportation makes it even worse. Bursts the cells and breaks the flavor up.

In Florida/California (where I got my fish fresh out of the ocean on the day they were caught...) the fish was to die for. Gulf of Mexico fish is meh.

I mainly consume chicken, ham, turkey, Cornish Gamehen, and some beef for my European cooking. I also eat escargot, eggs, blood sausage and some other insects. The latter four can be easily produced with little consequence. The issue is Americans are not much into eating bugs (much bigger in South America, Asia and some of Europe). Escargot is to die for if you get it made right. Blood sausage is just congealed blood in a skin. If you like blood you will like this.
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no im just too poor to buy meat

Meat is cheaper than vegetables though????
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I'm a fruitarian.
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Even though I have been quite educated on this subject, through a course in nutrition and during my university course last year, I still choose to eat meat. Mostly because it's easier and that's what my parents cook. I have however considered eating a more vegetarian diet as I currently eat meat for at least 2 meals a day, when all that is generally required is a small portion each day. This can also be substituted with eggs/other animal products.
Fish however I rarely eat, I don't like the taste and will only eat it with a strong sauce ie canned tuna.
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cleruninja wrote:

I'm not vegetarian, but I will often go a day or two without meat, and generally try to only eat meat one meal a day.
The meat I do eat is mostly chicken. Seafood is my favourite, but I don't have the money to eat it as often as I like.
Beef and pork I try to avoid, but being relatively poor, I will frequently eat them when someone freely offers them to me.
But really, I mostly just eat ramen. So if you count the dried beef fat or whatever in the flavour packet as being meat, then yeah I guess I eat a lot of meat.


Try buying frozen and canned fish at your local supermarket/fishmonger. It's a cheaper and more convenient alternative to fresh fish.

My local fishmonger? Am I in an RPG?
I mean, yeah, I know people still sell fish, I just didn't realize that term was still used. Sounds oldschool.
But yeah, I buy frozen fish sometimes. Although there's this one Super Walmart not too far from here that often has great deals on fresh, expired salmon. I really like fresh better than frozen, but last time it kinda smelled and tasted funny and I couldn't finish it.
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I don't eat beef or pork because I don't like the taste/consistency of it, I eat chicken and fish though.
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The only meat I avoid on a regular basis is pork since for some reason my stomach can't process it very well. Other than that, red meat, chicken, fish, whatever tickles my fancy really. I try to follow the food guide as close as possible. Course that isn't always possible, like when you're damned near broke, but hey, keeps me healthy and at a proper weight so I ain't fixin' what ain't broken.

Also, since I seem to be a minority in this respect, I also occasionally hunt. The reason being that A, I enjoy the taste of wild meat and B, if something is going to die for the sake of me eating it, I'd rather be the one to do it and have it had some time living in the wild rather than a slaughterhouse.

Course this all might have to do with the fact I also grew up in the middle of nowhere. Who knows.
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