Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chicagoland IL area
I have qouted my experience on various threads over the last few years regaurding "meat" intake , when I was very much a meat eater back in the day like 5 years ago or so, we had gotten meat from Angel Food ministry we were on a budget , so we had to get that, when I was eating the meat products always each day, my husband thought I was getting iron from the meat that I ate, it turned out that even the amount of meat I had eaten I would still be anemic, so as I was checking into veg lifestyle, I am finding out that eat lots of meats will harm you and will not allow your body to pull the iron , I agree that some of the plant base and a good amount of Vitamin C will help you get Iron.
I am back on track again with three months back on that junk, it was the way of life and stress that got me to step 10 steps back but, right now I am slowly going on track and using lent as a way to get me back on track.
I think its a myth you need animal products to live a healthy lifestyle and getting iron and even protien there is other sources out there.
I would just ignore your friends reguarding your choice and congrats on starting your Veg lifestyle.