According to this article, eating too much red meat is not so great for your health and can cause early death. WTF?! What's next? Chocolate will give me cancer? It just seems like there are always new studies rolling out with the next "bad" thing. Normally, I'm the paranoid type that listens, but in this case, NO WAY! I can't possibly ever give up red meat. Maybe pork and chicken, but hearty, flavorful medium rare steaks? Yea, no.
Just the other day I had a friend come over to my apt. to have dinner with me and the roomies. He's vegan, so we made food to accommodate. He brought over a mushroom and coconut stir-fry, and we made eggplant tofu parmesan (minus the parmesan obviously), and steamed broccoli. It was the most torturous meal I've endured. I forced down every bite to finish my plate in hopes of not making my friend feel uncomfortable. You know what all those dishes were missing? MEAT! We went out for vegan ice cream for dessert and let me just say, ice cream is not the same without milk. How...why...I can't even wrap my mind around this as a choice of lifestyle.
So, kudos to the vegans and vegetarians who will live longer! I'll cut my life short and enjoy being a carnivore :)