Vegan diet for our health

Nutrition plays an extremely important role in our health: "You are what you eat." A well-balanced diet makes it possible for us to live longer and at the same time fitter in a simple way.

With this overriding position of nutrition, what is more advisable than to inform oneself in detail about the current state of research in the field of nutritional science worldwide, based on various reputable and recognized studies. Despite the numerous recommendations from the media to eat less meat, but more fruits and vegetables, meat is still a main component of many people's meal plans, as it supposedly contributes to a balanced and healthy diet. However, the damage that meat has on humanity has been revealed by many serious academic studies.

However, other bad consequences for health caused by cheese, milk or other dairy products have not gained comparable notoriety. But if you consider that thousands of people die in terrorist attacks or natural disasters, while the long-term consequences of malnutrition can be fatal for millions of people (diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, high blood pressure, obesity, heart disease, skin diseases, cancer and other serious illnesses), there is clearly a serious gap.

Thus, the population receives misinformation, it is brought into a state of confusion, while various industries exploit this situation for their benefit. The pharmaceutical industry, clinics and manufacturers of medical tools profit from a situation in which many people in society are chronically ill. And also the animal industry would like to have its share of this cake. It, too, can only maintain its high profits if people resort to the disease-causing animal products such as fish, meat, eggs, milk and dairy products.

From this perspective, it is a tragic circumstance that the consequences of malnutrition with animal products do not manifest themselves immediately, but often only after many years. On the one hand, the progress of medicine is enormous, but on the other hand, the price paid for it is very high. Thus, not only the costs for health increase and in this way also the contributions for the health insurance, but due to the high progress in the field of medicine, the life expectancy of already ill persons increases at the same time, so that the profits of the various sectors profiting from illness increase for several reasons.

The therapies, modern tools, pills, surgeries and other cost-intensive invasive interventions only fight the symptoms, but not the causes of chronic diseases. On the other hand, the life span and thus also the suffering of sick persons is prolonged. Responsible medicine, however, should act in the interest of people and focus on their mental as well as physical health. This, however, can be achieved solely through prevention, i.e. a healthy lifestyle and a healthy diet.

Doctors, clinics, medical device manufacturers and the pharmaceutical industry, however, cannot earn money from healthy people. But then who is interested in people's health? Perhaps the health insurance companies? Probably not. Because no matter to what extent the costs of health increase, the contributors to the health insurance funds have to bear the increased costs.
The political players are also firmly in the hands of the animal and health industries, so that help is probably not to be expected from this side either. But it is even more tragic. Supposedly independent organizations in the field of nutrition, which make official recommendations on nutrition, are financed on a large scale by the egg, milk and meat industries. Supposedly independent institutions, but also companies from the nutrition sector hire scientists who write expert opinions and reports for them. But why should organizations and scientists, who have been given well-funded contracts, speak out against industries that pay them or profit from them in any other way?

The animal industry has also spread into the field of politics and has carried out "successful" lobbying. This also explains the huge sums of subsidies for the animal industry on the part of many states. For example, the EU alone provides more than 50 billion euros for the agricultural industry, most of which goes to the animal industry. Even premiums for the export of animal products are granted. One consequence is that cheap animal products come onto the world market, which endanger or completely destroy the existence of farmers and animal farmers, for example in developing countries.