Researchers from Finland found the vegan diet makes kid deficient in:
- Vitamin D (even though the researchers note that all kids in the study, except one, were receiving vitamin D supplements)
- Vitamin A
- Cholesterol (needed for healthy hormonal balance)
- Omega 3 fatty acids
Some people will think that is terrible, and may even go as far as to label the vegan diet as child abuse. I say that depriving kids of these key nutrients is a small price to pay in order to prevent everyone on planet Earth from being cooked to death by Global Warming.
Remember, farting cows warm the planet. Besides, we can easily fix nutrient problems by including raw cockroaches in our diet.
For many families, however the parents eat will likely become the diet of their children as well. While switching to a vegan diet is becoming a popular choice among young adults, a new study finds the same health benefits don’t necessarily apply to kids. Researchers from the University of Helsinki say young children on a vegan diet have a significantly altered metabolism. These youngsters also have lower levels of several nutrients, including vitamins A and D.
In a study examining 40 healthy children in daycare, researchers looked at the nutritional differences between young vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores (children eating both plant and animal products). Study authors gathered extensive information on nutritional intake, metabolic biomarkers, and micronutrient levels coming from the diets parents chose for their toddlers.
The results reveal vegan diets leave children with a wide range of metabolic differences compared to their meat-eating friends. Biomarker levels for vitamins A and D, cholesterol forms, and essential amino acids are all noticeably lower in kids who go vegan. These children also had a complete lack of docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid which plays a key role in the development of visual function.
During the study, researchers discovered that Finnish parents are doing their homework when it comes to veganism. All of the vegan children examined were receiving supplements for vitamin B12. All of the kids except one had also been taking vitamin D and iodine too. Aside from vitamin D, study authors did not find any major differences in the levels of these other nutrients when comparing vegans to other children.
The team notes however, that current nutritional guidelines about veganism come from studies on adults, not children. Until now, researchers say there haven’t been any studies on how the vegan diet impacts children.
Study authors report that kids on a fully vegan diet also have lower levels of LDL and HDL cholesterol in their blood samples. However, vegan children did have much higher levels of folate in their systems. This vitamin helps create red and white blood cells in the bone marrow and is given to patients with anemia.
“Our results indicate that the health effects of strict diets on children cannot be extrapolated from studies on adults. In addition to vitamin D intake, attention must be paid to adequate intake of vitamin A and protein from various sources.” says study author Topi Hovinen in a university release.
So what if the vegan diet jeopardizes kids’ development of visual function?
The alternative is every human in the world being cooked to death.
After we stop coronavirus from genociding humans over 60, we need to stop the climate from genociding the planet — and we’re going to achieve that by acting anti-social, living in tiny flats the size of disabled parking spaces, and eating like rabbits.