Is chicken making us fat?

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
I thought this was an interesting article on the Huffington Post:

Could Chicken Be Contributing to the Obesity Epidemic?

I'm not on board with Kathy Freston's pro-vegan viewpoint, however I think the points she makes about factory farming altering the chickens which then alter the people eating them are spot on.

What do you think?
05/12/2012
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Peggi Peggi
Nice catch on this one.

While I do agree that chicken is a contributor, the pro-vegan view is basically because it isn't just chicken it is beef and pork too. All meats. The animals are fed a lot of hormones as well, which can affect pregnancies by altering the level of hormones in both the mother and baby, and can cause birth defects. Then you have all the other chemicals and nasty stuff they are fed that we then ingest, which not only can contribute to obesity but high mercury levels, cancer, and other health concerns.

I do eat meat, but I'll agree being vegan is far safer. I was vegan for a very long time and I had much better health back then. The first day I ate meat again for the first time, I actually got terribly sick because my body wasn't used to all of the things in it :/
05/13/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
Quote:
Originally posted by Peggi
Nice catch on this one.

While I do agree that chicken is a contributor, the pro-vegan view is basically because it isn't just chicken it is beef and pork too. All meats. The animals are fed a lot of hormones as well, which can affect ... More
I don't agree about veganism being safer, I think the quality of food is what is most important. I didn't eat meat for years because it made me ill, however, I recently reintroduced it — this time making sure to buy meat that it ethically farmed, without antibiotics, and when possible, grass-fed — and I have had zero problems. My digestion is absolutely fine and I feel good.

I'd make an absolutely horrible vegan since I actively avoid corn because it's one of the most genetically modified crops in the USA, and wheat products don't agree with me.
05/14/2012
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