Fact vs. Fiction

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Posted June 29, 2011 by peta2 staff

I’ve been vegan for 11 years, and I still hear people spout out the same silly things about veganism as I did back in the day. I’ve realized over the years that people are just too afraid/stubborn/lazy to change their ways (even though veganism is better for the animals, their health and the planet), so they say ridiculous things as excuses to stay stuck in their bubble. After all, ignorance is bliss.

So here we go… let’s take a look at:

Fiction: “Vegan food is expensive.”
Fact: Veggies, fruits, grains, legumes, and items like bread, cereal, soy milk, oatmeal, tofu, etc. = butt cheap!

Fiction: “Going vegan is so hard.”
Fact: You can still eat everything you used to eat before, just sans the flesh and bodily secretions. (? Amen to that!) Check out our insanely delish and easy vegan recipes here!

Fiction: “I can’t go vegan because I’m afraid I’ll get sick.”
Fact: You’ll actually be much healthier (duh)! Switching to a whole foods, plant-based diet can significantly decrease your chance of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and it will most likely help you shed unwanted pounds, get clearer skin and give you mad energy!

Fiction: “If I go vegan, I won’t get enough protein.”
Fact: If you eat enough calories, it’s virtually impossible to be protein deficient (seriously, have you ever met a protein deficient person in your life? I haven’t). Protein can be found in almost everything including: garbanzo beans, kidney beans, lentils, lima beans, navy beans, soybeans, split peas, barley, brown rice, buckwheat, millet, oatmeal, quinoa, rye, wheat germ, wheat, wild rice, artichokes, beets, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, green peas, green peppers, kale, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, onions, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, turnip greens, yams, zucchini, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapple, strawberries, tangerines, almonds, cashews, filberts, hemp seeds, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts… (? Oo, my fingers got tired!)

Fiction/irony/hypocrisy/fallacy: “I love animals, but I eat meat.”
Fact: Whaaaaaat!? You can’t truly love animals if you eat them. Plain and simple. I love my grandma, but I’m not gonna have her for dinner. Flesh is for zombies!

Need help going vegan? We are SO here for you! E-mail for a free vegetarian starter kit! For more fact/fiction and myth bustin’ blog posts, click here!




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