If you feel you can be healthy about it, veganism is a wonderful idea, and I respect you for it. In case you're interested there are synthetic fish oils out there that are vegan friendly. Not exactly the same, but many of the same benefits.
I didn’t even know! I guess I should check those out. Thanks for the suggestion. :)
but the conversion to the form used by the body is like 2% from the plant source
This is true, but the main benefit of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids is preventing cancer, cardiovascular disease, RA, and other disorders. Since I’ve cut meat and fish out of my diet, my cancer and cardiovascular disease risk is significantly reduced. I’m not sure about RA, but I’m sure that I can receive arthritis prevention from my consumption of other food products. I still believe that a diet without meat and fish is healthier.
omega-3's are essential like vitmins and minerals ♥
Yes, but you can get them from plant sources as well. I keep a food diary everyday, just to make sure that I’m meeting my nutritional needs. I’ve never been lacking in omega-3 or omega-6 fatty acids. Just sayin’.
look up any disease or disorder on pubmed or google school with 'fish oil'. I bet you can't find one case where fish oil didn't help. The reason why vegans live longer is probably due to increased veggies intake.
Okay, I’m not debating the fact that fish oil can have beneficial effects on the human body. I don’t consume fish products because of ethical issues - hence why I’m a vegetarian. Also, a vegan CONSUMES NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS. Even normal lacto-ovo vegetarians would not consume fish oil. Why is that so hard for you to understand? Also, what’s wrong with increased veggie/fruit intake? We should all be trying to incorporate more fruits and vegetables within our diets.
"Why do you think so?"
It's probably not optimal for health. But if you do decide to go that way, look into consuming fish oil and coconut oil.
Vegan diets are nutritionally good for you, as long as you keep track of your vitamin and mineral intake, which is something that everybody should keep track of anyway. In fact, vegans live six years longer than meat eaters (on average). Also, why would I consume fish oil if I’m a vegan? I don’t consume fish oil even now.
Thank you. It wasn't a very good night. I went back and deleted what I thought might have given off a particularly bad impression. I didn't mean to seem like I had that on my mind. It's very nice of you to care though.
I am very sad for windupbird. :/ Even knowing nothing about windupbird, I am sad for him. And the constant exchange of haikus is beginning to affect my thoughts. My sentences are choppy sounding now -at least inside- because my brain is counting syllables
I hope he doesn’t do anything. It would really sadden me if he did.
why should i keep going May? I know my family would hurt, and i don't want to make them feel as if they've failed, but my will is gone. i can do nothing but cry. i try to live a good life, but i hate myself. there's no answer i know, but god...
No, please don’t do it. It’s not worth it. People like and care about you, including me.