Better is a dinner of vegetables where love is,
Than a fatted calf with hatred.
All through the Bible, a meal of vegetables is meager. Animal products are associated with good eating, with abundance. Canaan was the land flowing with milk and honey.
I heard yesterday of a Christian that has decided to eat Vegan. I don't know if it is meant to be a long-term diet. I don't think this person did it for philosophical reasons. I really think they are just doing it for health reasons. This person says they feel great. I don't doubt that. If you cannot eat any animal products, you automatically cut out a lot of junk. Although, I can think of plenty of junk food that would meet the vegan requirements. The problem, for me, is that so many people are brainwashed into thinking that vegan is healthier--and this is creeping into the church, too.
You may feel fantastic, switching to a vegan diet, but in the long-run, your body will suffer. The most easily absorbed iron is from animal products. The vegetable oils that you will use to substitute for butter and such, are highly processed and damaged. The cholesterol you need (yes, I said need) is only available from animal products. Your adrenal glands, your hormones, your brain, your heart, your immune system, and more, will suffer on a vegan diet. Every cell in your body will suffer if it does not get enough saturated fat--yes! I said saturated fat. You can get saturated fat from coconut oil, so if you are vegan or vegetarian, please get yourself some.
But even better--switch to a whole-food diet. Food, whether animal or vegetable, is best in its unprocessed, whole state.
And did you know that, "Not a single bite of food reaches our mouths that has not involved the killing of animals. By some estimates, at least 300 animals per acre—including mice, rats, moles, groundhogs and birds—are killed for the production of vegetable and grain foods, often in gruesome ways. Only one animal per acre is killed for the production of grass-fed beef and no animal is killed for the production of grass-fed milk until the end of the life of the dairy cow." This is a quote from Twenty-Two Reasons Not to Go Vegetarian by Sally Fallon Morell. Please click the link to read the whole article and inform yourself.
You will find many more informative articles at The Weston A. Price Foundation web site.