Live And Get Pie.



“Just because it’s vegan doesn’t mean it’s healthy”.  – That’s just one of many misconceptions that are used as excuses for not going vegan. 

At Fix Radio, another one of the blokes I work with went vegan this week. That means four out of the nine men in our office now only eat plant based food. On Friday, the newest vegan, Jack, ordered vegan pies to be delivered from Pieminister for our lunch. We asked one of the meat eaters if he wanted “in” because we know he’s a health freak and he said, “Just because it’s vegan doesn’t mean it’s healthy”. 

I’m not sure where the ‘vegan not healthy’ myth came from but the basic facts don’t back it up.

The number one cause of death in the UK is dementia and alzheimer’s disease.

Recent research suggests that Alzheimer’s disease is linked to the saturated fat, cholesterol and toxins found in meat and dairy products. People who eat meat and dairy products have a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than vegans. The protective properties of chemicals commonly found in plants—such as antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals—help substantially lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. People who eat large quantities of saturated fats, like those found in meat and dairy products, have twice the risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Meanwhile, people who eat very small amounts of saturated fat in favor of more polyunsaturated fats (found in vegetables and nuts) have a 70 percent reduction in Alzheimer’s risk.

The second biggest killer is heart disease. According to The Physicians Committee For Responsible Medicine, following a plant-based diet, reduces the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by 40 percent and coronary heart disease by 40 percent. Blocked arteries are unblocked partially or fully in as many as 91 percent of patients and hypertension risk drops by 34 percent.

So not only is eating meat the number one cause of death for animals, it’s also the number one cause of death for humans. What’s not healthy about that?

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