21 June, 2016

Faux Meat is Okay! ☻ ¡Imitación de Carne es Bien!


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The constant attack vegetarians and vegans receive is, "How could you possibly be vegetarian/ vegan and enjoy eating fake meat?!" First of all (as we know in the veggie community) not everyone eats or likes faux meat. The topic is so disruptive that even some fellow herbivores attack others for liking these imitations.

Imitation or faux meat has been notoriously labeled as the "cheat food" for non-omnivores, but why should this be a bad thing? Some people switched to this lifestyle for health reasons, and even if others actually switched for the animals, there is no harm being done to them if these people consume the alternative. No need to lie about it; if someone truly enjoyed the taste of hamburgers and found the perfect alternative, they should be able to eat it without feeling the guilt trip that might be bestowed on them by others.

Aside from not supporting the murder and suffering of animals, faux meat is healthier (and in some cases, cheaper) than real meat. There is no blood, puss, animal fat, or other "ingredients" that can provoke life-threatening health problems overtime; just make sure there are no ingredients that may cause an allergic reaction! So after pushing the judgment away, the last thing anyone can argue is, "The taste doesn't even compare to the real thing!" In that aspect, who cares if it does or doesn't? All that matters is that the person is more than happy with what they have.

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26 comments:

  1. Well said!! I don't see any harm in eating fake meat.

    Renee | Life After Lux

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    1. Thank you very much, Renee! :)

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  2. Touche! It is a simple way to get protein into ones diet. It is also much easier when trying to raise a child on a vegetarian diet. The pressure to have "Happy Meals" and "Lunchables" is enormous. Being able to approximate these items with faux chix nuggets is a true blessing.
    Love Noodles

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    1. Yes! That's a wonderful way of putting it into perspective.

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  3. I love faux meat. I always say "I have nothing against the taste of meat, it's just what it's made from that's the problem."
    Sometimes I find some fake meat a bit too "meaty" so that puts me off haha.

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    1. This is true for many people; it's not just black or white answers.

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  4. I love faux meat. I always say "I have nothing against the taste of meat, it's just what it's made from that's the problem."
    Sometimes I find some fake meat a bit too "meaty" so that puts me off haha.

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  5. I totally agree with you! I do use some faux meat products, although some do put me slightly off by being "too authentic" meaty or meat looking. However I started being vegetarian for the animals' sake and they are not hurt in the process of manufacturing faux meat so it's all good. :)

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    1. It's always beneficial to keep an open mind, and it should be strongly valued in terms of vegetarianism! No harm, no problem. :)

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  6. Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

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  7. I am vegetarian and have not heard of this issue before! I myself am not a huge fan of fake meat (It tastes too real which freaks me out! Haha!) But I think fake meat is a great way to convince more people to be vegetarian and eat less real meat.

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    1. Then you are very lucky! The last thing any vegetarian needs is to be attacked over what they eat. Surprisingly enough, some omnivores have opened up to consuming more faux meats!

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  8. We eat it sometimes,, and we like it.
    Great post for speaking out!
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Aren't some of them so delicious?
      Thank you, Tweedles.<3

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  9. I'm not much of a faux meat person. I usually rely a lot of grains, and dairy

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    1. It's good to keep the body in a healthy routine; more grains than faux meats is a great way to go.

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  10. Amen!
    Great post, Adi <3
    I think it'll be okay to eat 3D printed meat as a vegan/vegetarian too. If the point is not bothering animals -why not! I think I won't but to me it's totally okay.
    I do really enjoy faux meat ^ - ^

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    1. Thank you!!
      I wrote about it a long time ago actually; "Cultured Beef" scientist call it.
      In my opinion, it's a large advancement for humans and farm animals!

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  11. I'm a vegetarian, and I eat fake meat all the time - I actually think it tastes better than real meat. And it makes me feel better eating fake meat.
    Much love,
    Mona
    curlsncakes.blogspot.com

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    1. I can definitely agree on that, too! Why go through the wrong route when there are plenty of better options available? :)

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  12. You're right, plus we're fortunate to have so many veg alternatives readily available to us. Personally I don't enjoy faux meat, but don't feel a need to shame those who do. A lot of my friends/family that are omnivores often indulge in the taste even though, as you pointed out, "The taste doesn't even compare to the real thing!" Thanks for sharing :D

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    1. Exactly! We're very privileged to live in a time with so many healthy alternatives.
      You're very right.<3

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  13. I know, I can't believe that I have to defend myself sometimes for eating faux meat. Much, much better than real meat!!

    -Kati
    http://almoststylish.blogspot.de/

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    1. Some people call it the consequences of no longer consuming meat, but there is truly nothing wrong with it!

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