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This himalayan tribe has been vegan for 5,000 years!

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One of the lamest excuses I hear about not being vegan is that our ancestors ate meat, and so should we.

Well, here is something truly exciting! A tribe that has stuck to their cruelty-free ways for five thousand years!

Anyone from India knows that being vegetarian is not a new concept. But it seems eating vegan has also been around in India for thousands of years. The Brokpa tribe of Ladakh, for example, has thrived eating vegan for more than 5,000 years –

ALL WHILE LIVING IN HARSH HIMALAYAN TERRAIN.


Plant-based foods provide all the nutrients and vitamins the Brokpa need to live healthy, active lives at 15,000 feet. The tribe’s staple food is barley, which they harvest on steep mountainsides. In addition to barley, a traditional Brokpa meal might include roti baked in an earthen oven, lettuce leaves, roasted potato, spring onion, boiled cauliflower and wild mint. Almond, apricot and walnut are other essential foods, as well as large amounts of black tea fortified with barley flour.

Fuelled by this healthy vegan fare, the Brokpa trek long distances and many tribe members are active even into their 90s. Visitors have also marvelled at the Brokpa’s seemingly flawless skin, which is no surprise since they consume healthy vegan foods: fruits and vegetables are packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants, which are the building blocks for radiant skin.

This Himalayan Tribe Has Been Vegan for 5,000 Years! -
 

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One of the lamest excuses I hear about not being vegan is that our ancestors ate meat, and so should we.

Well, here is something truly exciting! A tribe that has stuck to their cruelty-free ways for five thousand years!

Anyone from India knows that being vegetarian is not a new concept. But it seems eating vegan has also been around in India for thousands of years. The Brokpa tribe of Ladakh, for example, has thrived eating vegan for more than 5,000 years –

ALL WHILE LIVING IN HARSH HIMALAYAN TERRAIN.


Plant-based foods provide all the nutrients and vitamins the Brokpa need to live healthy, active lives at 15,000 feet. The tribe’s staple food is barley, which they harvest on steep mountainsides. In addition to barley, a traditional Brokpa meal might include roti baked in an earthen oven, lettuce leaves, roasted potato, spring onion, boiled cauliflower and wild mint. Almond, apricot and walnut are other essential foods, as well as large amounts of black tea fortified with barley flour.

Fuelled by this healthy vegan fare, the Brokpa trek long distances and many tribe members are active even into their 90s. Visitors have also marvelled at the Brokpa’s seemingly flawless skin, which is no surprise since they consume healthy vegan foods: fruits and vegetables are packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants, which are the building blocks for radiant skin.

This Himalayan Tribe Has Been Vegan for 5,000 Years! -

http://www.krepublishers.com/02-Jou...9-Bhasin-V/EM-02-2-077-08-099-Bhasin-V-Tt.pdf
Food Habits
The traditional Brokpa diet based on locally
grown foods such as barley and hardy wheat
prepared most often as tsampa/sattu (roasted
flour). It takes in different ways. Other important
foods include potatoes, radishes, turnips, and Gur-
Gur Cha, a brewed tea made of black tea, butter
and salt. Dairy and poultry sources are out of menu
because of religious taboos. Brok-pa takes three
meals a day; Chin-nana (Breakfast); Beh
(Lunch) and Ganzang (Dinner). Brokpa vary with
respect to the amount of meat (mainly mutton) that
they eat. Household’s economic position decides
the consumption of meat. It is only during festivals
and rituals all have greater access to mutton.
 
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http://www.krepublishers.com/02-Jou...9-Bhasin-V/EM-02-2-077-08-099-Bhasin-V-Tt.pdf
Food Habits
The traditional Brokpa diet based on locally
grown foods such as barley and hardy wheat
prepared most often as tsampa/sattu (roasted
flour). It takes in different ways. Other important
foods include potatoes, radishes, turnips, and Gur-
Gur Cha, a brewed tea made of black tea, butter
and salt. Dairy and poultry sources are out of menu
because of religious taboos. Brok-pa takes three
meals a day; Chin-nana (Breakfast); Beh
(Lunch) and Ganzang (Dinner). Brokpa vary with
respect to the amount of meat (mainly mutton) that
they eat. Household’s economic position decides
the consumption of meat. It is only during festivals
and rituals all have greater access to mutton.

and? some people eat ice cream once in a blue moon too
 

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and? some people eat ice cream once in a blue moon too
It doesn't say that they only eat meat once in a blue moon. The amount of meat they eat seems to depend on the amount of wealth they have and they eat a lot more meat on special occasions.So OP title is a blatant lie.


Doesn't being a vegan mean that you eat no meat and no products( like milk,eggs,cheese) derived from animals?
 
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It doesn't say that they only eat meat once in a blue moon. The amount of meat they eat seems to depend on the amount of wealth they have and they eat a lot more meat on special occasions.So OP title is a blatant lie.


Doesn't being a vegan mean that you eat no meat and no products( like milk,eggs,cheese) derived from animals?

it does, but even if people cut down drastically on the amount of meat that the typical american eats it has a lot of benefits. even one meatless meal per week is more than some do.
 

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One of the lamest excuses I hear about not being vegan is that our ancestors ate meat, and so should we.

Well, here is something truly exciting! A tribe that has stuck to their cruelty-free ways for five thousand years!

Anyone from India knows that being vegetarian is not a new concept. But it seems eating vegan has also been around in India for thousands of years. The Brokpa tribe of Ladakh, for example, has thrived eating vegan for more than 5,000 years –

ALL WHILE LIVING IN HARSH HIMALAYAN TERRAIN.


Plant-based foods provide all the nutrients and vitamins the Brokpa need to live healthy, active lives at 15,000 feet. The tribe’s staple food is barley, which they harvest on steep mountainsides. In addition to barley, a traditional Brokpa meal might include roti baked in an earthen oven, lettuce leaves, roasted potato, spring onion, boiled cauliflower and wild mint. Almond, apricot and walnut are other essential foods, as well as large amounts of black tea fortified with barley flour.

Fuelled by this healthy vegan fare, the Brokpa trek long distances and many tribe members are active even into their 90s. Visitors have also marvelled at the Brokpa’s seemingly flawless skin, which is no surprise since they consume healthy vegan foods: fruits and vegetables are packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants, which are the building blocks for radiant skin.

This Himalayan Tribe Has Been Vegan for 5,000 Years! -

Yet another story of a primitive tribe somewhere in which the natives live to be 120 years old or what have you, have perfect health, etc.

These claims are difficult to evaluate. For one thing they have no written records, and often they are not clear on the passage of time.

There is better information on the Japanese, for whom the record keeping is immaculate. Japanese have a diet rich is carbohydrates, low in fat, high in vegetables and vegetable protein. They do eat meat, fish, etc., but in generally smaller amounts than Westerners. No more than 4 oz. of meat or fish in a meal and usually less. A typical lunch might be a bowl of noodles with vegetables and a few bits of meat to flavor.

The Japanese have the longest life spans, lowest rate of cancer, and lowest rate of obesity in the developed world. By far.
 

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Yet another story of a primitive tribe somewhere in which the natives live to be 120 years old or what have you, have perfect health, etc.

These claims are difficult to evaluate. For one thing they have no written records, and often they are not clear on the passage of time.

There is better information on the Japanese, for whom the record keeping is immaculate. Japanese have a diet rich is carbohydrates, low in fat, high in vegetables and vegetable protein. They do eat meat, fish, etc., but in generally smaller amounts than Westerners. No more than 4 oz. of meat or fish in a meal and usually less. A typical lunch might be a bowl of noodles with vegetables and a few bits of meat to flavor.

The Japanese have the longest life spans, lowest rate of cancer, and lowest rate of obesity in the developed world. By far.

Japan is beat.
 

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One of the lamest excuses I hear about not being vegan is that our ancestors ate meat, and so should we.

Well, here is something truly exciting! A tribe that has stuck to their cruelty-free ways for five thousand years!

Anyone from India knows that being vegetarian is not a new concept. But it seems eating vegan has also been around in India for thousands of years. The Brokpa tribe of Ladakh, for example, has thrived eating vegan for more than 5,000 years –

ALL WHILE LIVING IN HARSH HIMALAYAN TERRAIN.


Plant-based foods provide all the nutrients and vitamins the Brokpa need to live healthy, active lives at 15,000 feet. The tribe’s staple food is barley, which they harvest on steep mountainsides. In addition to barley, a traditional Brokpa meal might include roti baked in an earthen oven, lettuce leaves, roasted potato, spring onion, boiled cauliflower and wild mint. Almond, apricot and walnut are other essential foods, as well as large amounts of black tea fortified with barley flour.

Fuelled by this healthy vegan fare, the Brokpa trek long distances and many tribe members are active even into their 90s. Visitors have also marvelled at the Brokpa’s seemingly flawless skin, which is no surprise since they consume healthy vegan foods: fruits and vegetables are packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants, which are the building blocks for radiant skin.

This Himalayan Tribe Has Been Vegan for 5,000 Years! -

With a life expectancy between 63-67 years, compared to many meat eating countries who are in the 80's.

I'll take a few wrinkles.
 

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The traditional Brokpa diet based on locally
grown foods such as barley and hardy wheat
prepared most often as tsampa/sattu (roasted
flour). It takes in different ways. Other important
foods include potatoes, radishes, turnips, and Gur-
Gur Cha, a brewed tea made of black tea, butter
and salt. Dairy and poultry sources are out of menu
because of religious taboos. Brok-pa takes three
meals a day; Chin-nana (Breakfast); Beh
(Lunch) and Ganzang (Dinner). Brokpa vary with
respect to the amount of meat (mainly mutton) that
they eat. Household’s economic position decides
the consumption of meat. It is only during festivals
and rituals all have greater access to mutton.

Truth beats out dishonest propaganda every time! :applaud
 

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No it does not say only once in a blue moon. It says they eat mutton which shows you fell for the lies of the article you provided.



but even if people cut down drastically on the amount of meat that the typical american eats it has a lot of benefits. even one meatless meal per week is more than some do.
Your thinking this is irrelevant to the article you provided and the fact that it is wrong.
 

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it does, but even if people cut down drastically on the amount of meat that the typical american eats it has a lot of benefits. even one meatless meal per week is more than some do.

But that is not the point of the OP article. The point of the OP article is that a Himalayan Tribe survived for 5000 years without eating meat, eggs or dairy products. No you can live a healthier life style if you can give up meat at least one meal a week.
 

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One of the lamest excuses I hear about not being vegan is that our ancestors ate meat, and so should we.

Well, here is something truly exciting! A tribe that has stuck to their cruelty-free ways for five thousand years!

Anyone from India knows that being vegetarian is not a new concept. But it seems eating vegan has also been around in India for thousands of years. The Brokpa tribe of Ladakh, for example, has thrived eating vegan for more than 5,000 years –

ALL WHILE LIVING IN HARSH HIMALAYAN TERRAIN.


Plant-based foods provide all the nutrients and vitamins the Brokpa need to live healthy, active lives at 15,000 feet. The tribe’s staple food is barley, which they harvest on steep mountainsides. In addition to barley, a traditional Brokpa meal might include roti baked in an earthen oven, lettuce leaves, roasted potato, spring onion, boiled cauliflower and wild mint. Almond, apricot and walnut are other essential foods, as well as large amounts of black tea fortified with barley flour.

Fuelled by this healthy vegan fare, the Brokpa trek long distances and many tribe members are active even into their 90s. Visitors have also marvelled at the Brokpa’s seemingly flawless skin, which is no surprise since they consume healthy vegan foods: fruits and vegetables are packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants, which are the building blocks for radiant skin.

This Himalayan Tribe Has Been Vegan for 5,000 Years! -

Our ancestors ate each other.
 

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Truth beats out dishonest propaganda every time! :applaud

I can't really fault him. The article is linked to a peta-tard website which is linked to a 2005 thehindubusinessline article.The PDF is from 2008.
 
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No it does not say only once in a blue moon. It says they eat mutton which shows you fell for the lies of the article you provided.



Your thinking this is irrelevant to the article you provided and the fact that it is wrong.

right. and if you catch a vegan eating honey that means being a vegan isn't a healthy diet. get a life.
 

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right. and if you catch a vegan eating honey that means being a vegan isn't a healthy diet. get a life.
Your statement is hilarious.
You were wrong, get over it, and then follow your own advice and get what you are missing.
 
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Your statement is hilarious.
You were wrong, get over it, and then follow your own advice and get what you are missing.

I didn't write the article.
 

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One of the lamest excuses I hear about not being vegan is that our ancestors ate meat, and so should we.

Well, here is something truly exciting! A tribe that has stuck to their cruelty-free ways for five thousand years!

Anyone from India knows that being vegetarian is not a new concept. But it seems eating vegan has also been around in India for thousands of years. The Brokpa tribe of Ladakh, for example, has thrived eating vegan for more than 5,000 years –

ALL WHILE LIVING IN HARSH HIMALAYAN TERRAIN.


Plant-based foods provide all the nutrients and vitamins the Brokpa need to live healthy, active lives at 15,000 feet. The tribe’s staple food is barley, which they harvest on steep mountainsides. In addition to barley, a traditional Brokpa meal might include roti baked in an earthen oven, lettuce leaves, roasted potato, spring onion, boiled cauliflower and wild mint. Almond, apricot and walnut are other essential foods, as well as large amounts of black tea fortified with barley flour.

Fuelled by this healthy vegan fare, the Brokpa trek long distances and many tribe members are active even into their 90s. Visitors have also marvelled at the Brokpa’s seemingly flawless skin, which is no surprise since they consume healthy vegan foods: fruits and vegetables are packed with essential vitamins and antioxidants, which are the building blocks for radiant skin.

This Himalayan Tribe Has Been Vegan for 5,000 Years! -

This in an example of the exception proves the rule logical fallacy. One more reason that your point is irrelevant.
 

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I didn't write the article.
That is irrelevant to the fact that you provided it.
It is also a point in that you didn't bother to ascertain if it was actually correct.
 

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right. and if you catch a vegan eating honey that means being a vegan isn't a healthy diet. get a life.
If someone claims to be a Vegan and is eating meat,dairy and eggs then that person is not vegan. Heck that person isn't even a vegetarian. You seem to ignore that point.
 

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Yet another story of a primitive tribe somewhere in which the natives live to be 120 years old or what have you, have perfect health, etc.

These claims are difficult to evaluate. For one thing they have no written records, and often they are not clear on the passage of time.

There is better information on the Japanese, for whom the record keeping is immaculate. Japanese have a diet rich is carbohydrates, low in fat, high in vegetables and vegetable protein. They do eat meat, fish, etc., but in generally smaller amounts than Westerners. No more than 4 oz. of meat or fish in a meal and usually less. A typical lunch might be a bowl of noodles with vegetables and a few bits of meat to flavor.

The Japanese have the longest life spans, lowest rate of cancer, and lowest rate of obesity in the developed world. By far.

I love Japanese culture and cuisine and could happily live alongside them.
 
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If someone claims to be a Vegan and is eating meat,dairy and eggs then that person is not vegan. Heck that person isn't even a vegetarian. You seem to ignore that point.

right. and if that person eats meat at a festival once per year that's a big deal to you.
 
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