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Bustin' Vegan Myths!

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Posted December 29, 2010 by Rachelle Owen

Are you ready to make 2011 your best year yet?! Going vegan means you’re taking a stand against cruelty to animals, world hunger, and climate change—and improving your own health. What could be better? Now that you’ve made the commitment, we want you to be confident, so let’s look at some of the most common “arguments” (aka: myths) that people throw at us, shall we? Hint: These are also good if you’ve been holding back on going vegan because you’ve heard these one too many times …


Answer: Vegans get protein from broccoli, whole wheat bread, beans, tofu, brown rice, almonds, oatmeal, soymilk, chickpeas, potatoes, and many other veggies. These proteins are more far more efficient than proteins that come from animal flesh, and work more naturally in our systems. Eating too much high fat protein (aka animal protein) leads to cancer, kidney failure, heart disease, and other ailments. No thanks!


Answer: Those canine teeth in your mouth are made for grinding and chewing—not ripping and tearing like a true carnivore (that just makes it even more hilarious when people bring that “fact” up). That is only one of 17 differences between humans and carnivores. When you see dead animals on the side of the road, are you tempted to stop and snack on them? If you answered “no,” you’re an herbivore. Exceptions, of course, if your mouth looks like this.


Answer: Clearly, people who say this have never seen this guy (Jake Sheilds, MMA fighter). Or this guy (Ricky Williams of the Miami Dolphins). Eating meat makes you a coward—not a “tough guy.” What are some myths you’ve heard? Comment below with them and we’ll discuss some of them next week!

Stay loud!
-Rachel


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