5 Myths About Vegans
1.) vegans don't get enough protein
This is the most common misconception amongst non-vegans. Most think you can only get your protein from animals, but where do you think they get their protein? From plants. When you consume animal products you're literally just eating recycled protein when you could simply get it straight from the source. Tofu, legumes, and nut milks are all great sources of protein!
P.s. there's a reason you haven't heard of many with a "protein deficiency"
Read more about vegan protein by clicking here.
2.) Vegans only eat salad
Take a minute to think about everything in your pantry besides meat, eggs and dairy. Most pasta, beans, fruits, vegetables, and even Oreos are all vegan! So technically, you're probably already half way there. In today's world, any meal or treat you can think can be made vegan.
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3.) Eating vegan is too expensive
We thought so too! However, we've actually saved money on our monthly groceries by not purchasing items such as cheese, poultry and seafood. With this being said, if you are buying a lot of imitation animal products, it can add up! Try to primarily stick to a whole-food, plant-based diet for optimal savings when you can!
Learn more about eating on vegan budget here!
4.) One person going vegan won't make a difference
Not true! We know one person going vegan seems insignificant, but in your first year of veganism here's what YOU can do for the planet:
- Help Fight World Hunger - approximately 700 million tons of food goes to livestock each year when it could go to humans in need
- Conserve Water - an average diet contributes to about 1,000 gallons of water per day, while a vegan diet only contributes to about 400 gallons per day
- Fight Climate Change - the Agriculture Industry is the number one contributor to global warming
- Save the Animals - by going vegan, you save on average about 198 animals per year!
5.) Being vegan is too difficult
Change is never easy, but just like most things, the more educated you are the easier it becomes! Be sure to keep up-to-date with our Vegan 101 page where we will be continuously posting articles that assist with the initial stages of transitioning to a vegan lifestyle.
In the meantime, check out this handy link on reading food labels to ensure what you're purchasing is actually vegan! Click here 🌱
Rachel & Emily