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A Vegan and Vegetarian Diet Part 2
Episode 1110th May 2024 • The Unlimited You • Victor Almeida
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In this enlightening episode of our podcast, we delve deeper into the world of vegan and vegetarian diets, exploring the nuances and health benefits of plant-based living. We discuss the essential nutrients that are often the subject of concern for those considering a transition, such as protein, iron, and B12, and how to ensure adequate intake through mindful food choices. We also touch on the environmental impact of a plant-based diet, the variety of delicious and satisfying meals that can be created, and practical tips for those starting their journey towards a more compassionate, sustainable way of eating. Join us as we continue to unravel the myths and celebrate the vibrant lifestyle that comes with a vegan and vegetarian diet.


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You can be like a hundred miles from the nearest grocery store. And then you get to that grocery store and they might not have the food that you need. They might not have vegan options. We experienced this a lot of the times. So we had a, you know, very, we had limited access to the foods that we need. And this is a lot of the problems that you see in impoverished communities is that they don't have access to foods that are healthy.

That is honestly one of the biggest downfalls of our current system is that the food is being controlled by the people who put it out there and it's not getting to everybody. One of the biggest nutrients that's hard for us to get is vitamin B12. I take a vitamin to increase my vitamin B12 intake and there are.

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As far as vitamin B12. You can get them from specific type of mushrooms, algae, nutritional yeast, and other fortified foods. That's a natural way you can intake vitamin B12 and omega three. Iron you can get from beans. Another source, another nutrient that's really hard to get is also calcium. And these it's just a matter of knowing where to get these sources.

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There's all of these beneficial mushrooms that are neglected in the large popular culture diet that once we start learning about which mushrooms to take, then you're going to see a lot of benefits. Like I personally use rise coffee in the morning and it has various mushrooms in there and it has a little bit of.

d. I think one of the harder [:

Like I'm Brazilian in Brazil, as most of y'all probably know, meat is big churrasco. And you have a picanha, which is that big skewer with the seed, the big, you know, fat on the outside, the meat in the middle, and you sprinkle it with sea salt. It tastes freaking amazing. Like, yeah, it tastes great. But what's that fat doing to you?

You know, it's going right into your heart. It's gone right in between your organs and long term. I don't want that. Like some of my family, they have big stomachs, they have heart problems because they're eating and not healthy diet. And you know, I'm 36 years old. I'm probably in one of the best shapes of my life.

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You know what I mean? Like that could be genetic, but at the same time, like you can probably see the results, you know, Access to good food is also another issue. If you live out there in the middle of nowhere and you're listening to this, start your own garden, honestly. Even if you live in the middle of a suburban area, you live in, you know, the middle of the city, start a little garden in the little plot of land you have.

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Another problem is the longer you have of food sitting on the shelf, the less nutrients it's gonna have. So the closer you can get to that source of food before it gets into you, the more it's gonna retain the necessary vitamins to get into your body. So if you grow your own food, that's the best. If you have farmer Joe down the street.

Go to Farmer Joe, make sure he's growing at well, make sure he's cycling his cross, make sure he's not just aggravating the soil, growing one thing for his cash crop. And, you know, we have to be very conscious about what we're putting into our bodies. We are what we eat. We are direct representation of that.

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You know, so what you put into your body directly correlates to your health, and I can't speak for everybody, but the more you do it, the more benefit you see out of it, the more you're going to want to do it. And at first it's hard to make that first step to say, Hey, I don't want to eat meat today because you get so caught into doing it.

If you want to eat meat, go for it. You know, that's what you want to do. I'm not going to stop you. But I'm saying that my experience. And the research I've done, I've seen a lot of benefits in switching to a vegetarian and ultimately, eventually a vegan diet. The hardship of the vegan diet for me is keeping up with certain proteins.


That's because there is a really big, and I have an entire article on my website, you can read it, about the benefits of collagen. It really helps regrow the soft tissues, the connective tissues in your body. Like I hurt my knee, and it healed in about four to six weeks. And it was a grade one tear, which, you know, most people take two, three times longer to heal from that.

y exercising. I'm constantly [:

As I age, because as we age, we start to feel more pain. It becomes harder to put on muscle and it becomes harder to heal. And you start, your body starts withering. And I don't want to grow old necessarily. I mean, I'm going to get old. I'm going to die one day, but. I want to do it gracefully. I want to be active through my older years.

I want to be running around. I want to be still teaching, practicing martial arts, dancing, doing fire spinning, even when I'm like 70, 80 years old. And I know for a fact that is possible. There's. Many examples, and there's been a few studies recently one that I'm going to highlight is the twin study.

They took a bunch of set of [:

So the people who followed it well, they saw a decrease in fat, an increase in their muscle mass, an increase in their testosterone. In their sex drive, and they also saw a growth in the end caps of their DNA, which saw a decrease in their biological age, which means that your body starts to age backwards in only eight weeks of eating a vegan diet.

have also felt very similar [:

Intake more herbs, put more plants in your body. You know, if you don't want to completely cut out cheese and eggs, which is big for a lot of people, take out the meat and it's going to help you a lot. And another big benefit is the easier processing of proteins in the body because plants have a more basic protein structure, you can more readily break it down and get it to your muscles.

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And you're going to, as long as you're taking in different proteins, if you're taking in vegan, I recommend at least three different types of protein. So you get a complete protein, which you do when you take whey protein, you get one complete protein, but it's more complex. So it takes longer to break down versus the big vegan protein.

Yeah. Take three that are simpler. Those, you know, like, imagine like a smaller protein versus a big one. not saying that it is, but just for like visual sake, it's going to be a lot faster to break down something that is simpler and your body can absorb it more readily. There's research on this. Please look it up.

don't care. They'll kill an [:

They, you might just go to the store, grab this packet of meat, boom, you know, and you have removed the essence of like thanking that animal for its life that you are now taking and putting their energy, their life into you. Through my studies in meditation, there's a lot of karmic exchange in eating meat that we are taking in some of that karmic value through the meat.

I personally don't want to eat meat because of what the meat industry has become, unsustainable has become all about profit. It lacks nutrition and you have people putting dyes in meat to make it look healthier. You have like sick fish sick, cows. And like, I just don't trust the system.

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And I'll try to use every single bit of it, how it was done in the past where it used to be, maybe you needed, you didn't have another source of intake. Maybe it's a winner. You can't grow plants and maybe you have to hunt, right? There's different situations where like that just might be how you need to live.

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And aside from that I guess like the biggest thing would be my experience is having more energy. Now, you can correlate that to my training, where the more I train. The more efficient my body is at using that energy so I can go longer. But what I saw is I was training at a very specific level. I didn't change my level of training.

as able to train longer at a [:

And I mean, it's truly understated the benefits we get from eating a cleaner diet. So you just kind of, you know, reiterate everything. Eating a vegan diet, you can help prevent heart disease, high blood pressure. And for people who 2 diabetes, there are many cases out there where the. That disease has been completely reversed.

and you buy a pack of meat, [:

So the people who have a lower income are usually going to get the higher fatty stuff. And that's a problem because like we should all have access to healthy, good food without having to break our pockets. And that's where a vegan diet really comes in handy where you can buy a Depending on where you are, a full vegan meal for your week, a lot cheaper than you can buy meat.

Meat is pretty expensive. It's expensive to produce. It's expensive to store. It's got a low shelf life versus a lot of vegan foods that are a lot more expensive. And that's one of the misconceptions of a vegan diet, is a lot of people think it's more expensive. Now if you go to a restaurant, maybe not so.

no excuse nowadays. Like if [:

Go look up how to make vegan, whatever your favorite food is. And it tastes amazing. Because a lot of what makes our food taste good is all the herbs and spices we put in there, right? You like salt? Put some salt in there. No, don't put too much salt. You know what I mean? Nutritional benefits. You're gonna get more nutrients out of plants than you are out of meat.

That's just the truth. Now you're going to have a harder time finding specific nutrients, vitamin B12, omega three, iron, and calcium. And there are sources for those. Mushrooms, flax seeds, chia seeds, black beans. You can keep going. There's, I can't think the rest of off the top of my head, but like there, there are good replacement for these nutritional uses.

, go into your local farmer, [:

So if you're out in the desert and you're eating meat, you're contributing to not only the amount of land, the amount of water, but also that carbon that's transporting that food to you. So find something local. Find somewhere where you know where it's grown. The biodiversity, right? If you're going to start growing food, you're going to And you have a bed and you plant all one plant.

how the water, how the wind, [:

Work with the environment. That's one thing we are working against our environment and we're essentially changing our climate rather than working with it. There's many studies of planting trees, how it lowers the temperature in an area. Now imagine what that's doing when you work with the environment.

In the watershed, we're cleaning water, we're creating cleaner food, we're capturing water. And like, if you look at a lot of Indian farms, they created these water catchment systems that allowed the water to move through the land slower and get into the ground. Then they were able to plant trees, they were able to plant farms and create more food.

So, look at where you are, analyze where you are, and then make the necessary moves in order to produce the right food.


Master Victor: Culturally, that's just going to be per person. Like I haven't gotten to Brazil to visit my family since I've started eating vegetarian, really. And I know that's going to be a difficult thing because they all eat meat and that's just part of the culture.

with. And that's a personal [:

Right. And I've seen like invaluable changes in my life from it. So that's something that each individual person is going to have to wait. You know, your access to food, dining out, you know, some people like there's a bunch of barbecue places that don't even have options without meat. Maybe you can't go to that restaurant.

Maybe you can't go out with your friends that one night because they're going to go out somewhere. Maybe you suggest a place that has options for both people. And that's conversations that you may have to have that you didn't have to consider before, right? And access to good food is also another problem.

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That's why it is extremely important we are conscious about what gets into our bodies. Easier to process proteins. If you require less energy to break something down, you're going to end up having more energy. And if that thing that you're breaking down in your stomach has more energy, just think about it.

Like that just makes sense, right? And I remember thinking about this when I was taught this in middle school, that plants take the energy from the sun and then the herbivores eat them and then carnivores eat those animals. And the carnivores are essentially getting three steps away from the source because they're taking an already broken down energy platform, right?

That's more complex. And then they're breaking that down into their system. And like for a cat. Well, you know, our cat's a carnivore. I'm not going to feed it plants. I'm sorry. I don't agree with that. Like, you know, there, there are some stories about it, but like the cat's carnivore, I'm going to feed it.

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They'll beat the crap out of you, and they're eating fruits, nuts, and vegetables. And they have massive amounts of energy, and they're huge. So, there's a large misconception about what a vegan diet is. What it can do to you and the benefits you can have from it. So do your research, look up more into this, go to our website, fairacademy.

you are progressing yourself [:

and what you're putting into your body, the energy you're putting into your body because everything is made of energy, right? Einstein said, if we want to understand the world better, we must think about it as energy. Everything has a frequency and the higher the frequency we put into our bodies, the higher frequency we're going to have.

itual Aghori, they eat meat. [:

Like, we're not gonna tell them what to do. That's what their life path needs them to do. Go for it. I'm telling you my own personal experience, my own personal research, and what I've done and what I've experienced. Everyone's different. Everybody's body is different. Everyone's path is different. What I'm saying is based on my research, based on where the world is, this is what I've chosen to do.

This is what I feel is best for myself and best for the world. And you know, everyone's going to have a different opinion. And if you disagree, you have every right to disagree. This is a very touchy subject for people. And there's a lot of other people out there who are really trying to Push their points of views on other people.

it. If you don't know how to [:

But, most importantly is, eat healthy. Out of this talk, if you're going to eat vegan diet, make sure you're getting vitamin B12, omega threes, iron, calcium. Make sure you're getting those. Otherwise you will get sick. You will not progress forward. Aside from that, check your source of food. Make sure it is grown well.

Make sure it is killed. Well, if you're eating animals, Don't eat farmed fish. Because fish farms, except for like a handful of them in Spain, are not done correctly. Our method of producing food is not correct. holistic and you're getting food that is deprived in nutrients. Find a good source. Eat organic because of how it's grown.

in minerals just because the [:

If you're gonna eat meat, get the dude who's grass feeding his cows, showing love to his cows and keeping them in a tender manner. But be aware, be conscious of what you're putting into your body. Know how it's getting there. If you're gonna go eat Make sure it's a good restaurant that they're putting care and attention into the meal, that they're not just sitting there being treated like slaves at a McDonald's and they're just slapping things together.

om it. If you're exercising, [:

Increase your water intake because you're going to be exerting that. So be aware of what you and your body needs and take care of yourself above all with love. I will see you all next time and the unlimited you.




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