More than 7 million Americans are now vegetarian, and more and more are converting every year.
The number of vegans in the U.S. increased by 600 percent between 2014 and 2017. And while it is true that predominantly plant-based diets have numerous benefits, they can also cause several underappreciated health problems.
Those who avoid animal food products often do not get enough B-12, the much-needed vitamin found in animal products that helps build red blood cells, repair DNA, and protect the brain.
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In the beginning it was only salads for Adam and Eve. And we not even talking a hard-boiled egg. It was strictly – well – read it yourself.
Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” (Genesis 1:29)
Within mankind spirit there is the echo that we were designed not to eat animals. This is why there us often religious zeal associated with being a vegan. It is because we know that we know what we were once meant to eat.
However, sin changed everything.
Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth. The fear and dread of you will fall upon all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air, upon every creature that moves along the ground, and upon all the fish of the sea; they are given into your hands. Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything. (Genesis 9:1-3)
Poor Noah. He who had labored long and hard to save from the flood, he is now commanded to eat. It would be as if God commanded you to eat your favorite pet.
With Adam and Eve it was plants only for food. Once sin entered the world and Noah survived the flood by God’s grace meat became necessary for many reasons.
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