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What’s the beef about eating vegan? | Fox News

August 3, 2012

Planck’s beef with veganism goes beyond taste. It doesn’t do a body good, she argues. Especially at key stages of life “including, fertility, breast feeding and infant development, veganism is harmful to health,” she says.

Grains and vegetable oils (corn, soybean, canola) are our main sources of omega-6s, says Planck. Too much omega-6 can ignite the inflammatory conditions that contribute to cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Veganism excludes omega-3 (from fish), B-12 (from meat) and vitamin D (from dairy) says Planck, and “doesn’t sustain good health over the long run without synthetics.”

“That’s a complete myth,” says vegan nutritionist Julieanna Hever, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition (Alpha Penguin). Yes, vegan diets lack natural B-12, she says, but there are as many poor omnivorous diets as vegan ones. Flax and walnuts provide omega-3s, she says, and fortified soy and almond milks, and cereals, supply D.

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