We all should know that every natural, unprocessed plant food has healing power, even sucrose (white sugar). But did you know that not all animal foods are bad? In fact, some are even healthy and good for you, and this is a big argument against veganism.
For starters, the hard boiled egg is a powerhouse of nutrition, and people should eat both the white and the yolk if they want to be healthy. The white contains most of the protein, but the yolk contains most of the fat, which happens to be good fat. Egg yolks support healthy cholesterol production by the liver, which is needed for every cell membrane in your body.
Fish and seafood is another biggie. As long as its wild caught and not farm raised, the fattier the fish the better it is for you, the complete opposite of land animals, where one should only choose the lean cuts. Fish oil is a medicine, a medicine I take since it is anti-inflammatory, but the easiest way to get fish fat is to eat a fatty fish.
Also, not all dairy products are garbage. Butter and Ghee make fine cooking fats as an occasional alternative to olive oil and coconut oil (which is plantbased saturated fat). Also, yogurt can be tolerated by many because most of the sugar has been digested away by the fermenting bacteria. It is also probiotic.
Even lean chicken and beef isn’t so heinous. Get lean meat from healthy animals, not tortured factory farmed animals. I read in a taoist nutrition book that beef is warm and tonifying, and strengthens the loin and increases sperm count. It is definitely a high testoterone food.
Honey is the best animal food, and perhaps, the best food in general. While technically not meat, dairy, or egg, it is the mana that the queen bee eats and thus lives ten times longer than her drones. Instead of worrying about cruelty to bees, one should aspire to create as many bee colonies as possible, as they pollinate most of our food crops naturally.
So don’t be convinced that all animal food is bad, there are empirically proven health benefits to eating certain lean, unprocessed animal foods. Being vegan is a lifestyle choice, but then again, so is being a compassionate omnivore.