Sunday, February 1, 2015

Is Creatine in Meat the reason Anne Hathaway gave up being vegan? Proof that meat provides more energy than vegetables

I heard a few months ago late last year that Anne Hathway gave up being a vegan due to fish giving her more energy for her energy-intensive scene in filming the movie Interstellar. She cited the reason for fish giving her more energy and making her feel more healthy. Many celebrities such as Natalie Portman, Bill Clinton, Justin Bieber, Hayden Panettiere, Eva Longeria, Rachel McAdams, and Angelina Jolie have also given up being vegan for the same reasons.

Many people especially vegans were quick to blame them instead of being more constructive in their reactions. They merely perceived them for being cop-outs instead of finding ways to resolve the perceived conflict of interests.

Many vegans have the great fear to consider the idea that meat gives one more energy, whether or not that was found to be true. This is mainly due to their fear of thinking that meat can actually be superior to vegetables, as many vegans use a tactic of vegetable-superiority to promote veganism.

For example, I once scolded a bunch of silly vegan people on a forum where they insisted that tofu was tasty when it is not. They kept insisting that tofu is tasty like some kids who refused to admit their embarrassing mistake. I eventually went the whole way in making them look like childish fools(my specialty) and I eventually got banned from the forum(which I wanted), which just shows that the creator of the forum was just as childish as her vegan groupie. That forum was run by a vegan celebrity who I think is still pretty 'clueless'.

Can any vegan have the balls to even consider the idea that meat really gives one more energy compared to vegetables? I have the science to prove that meat really is superior to vegetables in terms of giving the body more energy.

Meat including the fish that Anne Hathaway ate contains the chemical creatine that is as I quote from wikipedia, a "nitrogenous organic acid that occurs naturally in vertebrates and helps to supply energy to all cells in the body, primarily muscle."

Creatine is not found in any plant.

Of course creatine might not be the sole chemical that gives Anne Hathaway more energy for her running scene(while wearing a heavy suit) in Interstellar, but it is without a doubt one of the major contributing factors for her thinking that meat gives her more energy compared to eating plants. Even athletes who workout in the gym take creatine for more energy. Besides creatine, meat also contains other chemicals that work synergistically to boost energy production, chemicals that are either not present in plants or are found to be at much higher levels compared to plants. Examples are D-Ribose, Pyruvate and L Carnitine.

Creatine can be useful for those who consume little amino-acid rich foods(probably due to low appetite or lack of time to eat) but still need added muscular strength. Creatine is found to be more suited for increasing muscular strength rather than endurance strength seen in long distance running.

For those who worry about the source material for producing creatine, creatine can be obtained via chemical synthesis using plant-derived amino acids.

The influence of creatine supplementation on the cognitive functioning of vegetarians and omnivores.
"the levels of muscle creatine are known to be lower in vegetarians"

Vegetarian diets : nutritional considerations for athletes.
"Muscle creatine stores are lower in vegetarians than non-vegetarians."

Oral creatine monohydrate supplementation improves brain performance: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over trial.
"Creatine supplementation had a significant positive effect (p < 0.0001) on both working memory (backward digit span) and intelligence (Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices), both tasks that require speed of processing. These findings underline a dynamic and significant role of brain energy capacity in influencing brain performance."

Creatine supplementation improves muscular performance in older men.
"These data indicate that 7 d of creatine supplementation is effective at increasing several indices of muscle performance, including functional tests in older men without adverse side effects. Creatine supplementation may be a useful therapeutic strategy for older adults to attenuate loss in muscle strength and performance of functional living tasks."

Effects of creatine supplementation and resistance training on muscle strength and weightlifting performance.
"there is substantial evidence to indicate that creatine supplementation during resistance training is more effective at increasing muscle strength and weightlifting performance than resistance training alone"

Effects of creatine supplementation and three days of resistance training on muscle strength, power output, and neuromuscular function.
"these findings may be useful for rehabilitation or strength and conditioning professionals who may need to rapidly increase the strength of a patient or athlete within 9 days."

So now I have given the evidence of how meat can be more superior to vegetables in terms of energy production. Vegans should stop remaining in their denial of not wanting to admit how meat can give people more energy compared to vegetables. Their using of the example that eating vegetables gives one more energy compared to eating meat is flawed and holds no basis. The perceived energy increase from eating vegetables is likely due to avoiding eating unhealthy fatty meat, therefore making one feel less sluggish and therefore feel more energetic.

Of course, people don't have to eat meat just to gain access to the energy-boosting creatine found in meat, they can always choose to take supplements. Vegan advocates can start to promote such energy-boosting supplements rather than remain in their immature and ignorant denial of why meat actually gives people more energy. And then they might actually start to gain real progress in their vegan advocacy in getting more people to give up meat.