As is the case with a lot of matters nowadays, there are many myths online about veganism. This can provide a bit of a stumbling block for anyone who is considering becoming a vegan, as they may assume that it is unhealthy. Fear not, as this blog post aims to debunk all of the common myths about veganism. So, let’s take a look…
- Vegan diets are not filling – A lot of people assume that plant-based diets are not satisfying enough. However, it merely takes your body a couple of weeks to get used to the change in regards to what you are eating. Vegan diets can be just as satisfying as any other.
- Vegan diets make you weak – This is one of the biggest myths about vegan diets. You only need to look at some of the world’s major sports champions to see that this is most definitely not the case. Serena Williams follows a vegan diet, and she’s certainly not weak! She’s not the only one either, as both the world champion of French kickboxing and Germany’s strongest man do too. Plus, whenever Beyonce has a tour she seems to get on a vegan-based diet.
- Something is either vegan or it’s not – Not all products are created equally, so you need to make sure that what you are consuming is actually free of any animal association. Even products you wouldn’t think of you will need to check. Medical marijuana is a great example of this. A lot of people assume that all marijuana oils and such are vegan because it’s a derived from a plant, but oddly some aren’t. Even searching a Weed Shop is something that needs to be done with care as a vegan, but it will certainly be worth it. You can find replacements for all your non vegan items just make sure to research.
- You need to drink dairy milk for calcium – As a vegan, you certainly do not need to drink dairy milk in order to get your dose of calcium. There have been many milk alternatives created. Fortified plant milk has just as much calcium as the dairy version does. Not only this but kale and other leafy green vegetables provide a great source of calcium.
- Vegan diets are not healthy – Last but not least, how many times have you heard this? Well, you will be pleased to know that it is a myth! Eating vegan is like any other type of eating – you need to take care of what you put in your body, and if you do this, your body is going to take care of you. Not to mention that vegan diets actually present a lot of benefits. You can reduce your risk of prostate and colorectal cancer. Plus, those on vegan diets have a much lower obesity risk.
- Vegan Diets are not Yummy – Alot of people may think a vegan diet would be limiting but I find it to be the opposite. In fact becoming vegan has opened me up to new vegetables and fruits I had never eaten before. Cooking a vegan meal doesn’t need to be boring. Follow Elsa’s Wholesome life for my favorite vegan recipes.
So there you have it: some of the most common myths about veganism. Hopefully, you now feel like you have a better idea regarding what it means to be a vegan and the impact this will have on your health and wellbeing.