okay so i’m fairly new to this but going vegan isn’t it hard on your daily meals, if you’re not a raw vegan because I see almost in every thing like lecithin which is from animals or processed with animals, something like that , how do you manage to figure out every weird named ingredient and see if it’s not anything to do with animals? also did you veganize everything like your toothbrush , soap, shampoo , etc? would it be right if I used floss that was from j&j (known to test on animals) if it was just floss ?thanks so much !
Lecthin is almost always vegan. Everything I buy has either ‘soy’ or ‘sunflower’ in front of it, and I never thought about other possible sources.
I slowly veganized my non food items, like shampoo, make up, whatever. I just replaced my non vegan items when they ran out/fell apart with vegan ones when it was time. Its wasteful and vain to just pitch perfectly good and usable items just to buy new stuff.
Lecithin is ‘typically vegan’ according to this guide: http://www.vrg.org/ingredients/index.php#lecithin
Basically, if a product says it’s ‘suitable for vegetarians’ and doesn’t list eggs in the allergy information then I assume the lecithin they’ve used is vegan.
I try to make sure everything I use is vegan. First I make sure it’s from a company that doesn’t test on animals, then I check the ingredients. Quite a few cosmetics and toiletries often list if they’re vegan these days, either on websites or on the actual label.
While it can seem like an impossible thing at first, being vegan comes super easy once you get into it. I am a vegan (not raw) and I have no problem choosing what I want for lunch — unless if it’s like Chipotle VS. a tub Eat Pastry cookie dough (I’m kidding, that never happens.. but I WISH!).
There are lots of websites and apps for your mobile device that will help you while you’re starting out. For example, the InRFood app (link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inrfood/id483222203?mt=8) includes a searchable ingredient database as well as a bar code scanner that will alert you if an item is not vegan (make sure you customize your settings when you install).
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