Going vegan? Do it the healthy way
It might be a stretch to describe vegan eating as mainstream, but the signs are that more people are willing to give it a go (why else would Beyonce launch a business delivering vegan meals )?
For one thing, the old vegan image of nut roasts and homespun fashion is dead. Eating plants, not animals, has a new glamour thanks in part to the numbers of famous names now reportedly eating meals without animal products – think Christine Lagarde, the elegant head of the International Monetary Fund, comedian Russell Brand and actors like Joaquin Phoenix and Jessica Chastain.
And while paleo still rules in the world of cookbooks, the numbers of vegan and vegetarian titles published is rising. So far this year Murdoch Books has released the Easy Vegan by Sue Quinn and Eat Clean Green and Vegetarian by Lee Holmes.
Meanwhile, Kym Staton who founded the Sydney Vegan Club two years ago to support both vegans and those who are trying to be, reports that around 200 new members are joining each month, double the rate of a year ago.
10 Rebuttals Every Vegan Should Know
There is no denying that being vegan has some truly positive effects. A vegan diet is clearly better for the animals, it is healthier for the environment , and it has proven to be amazing for the human body . With veganism sounding so marvelous, you would think that everyone would be intrigued by it. However, there are people out there who are not aware of the details and think that vegans are lacking from this lifestyle.
Naysayers will naysay. If you are a plant-based living person or just trying out the lifestyle for Veganuary , I’m sure you are familiar with the objection that you can sometimes get from those around you. People will ask you all sorts of questions from “where do you get your protein?” to “how will you keep your pants up without a leather belt,” and everything in between.
To you, these inquiries may sound ridiculous, and the answer seems apparent, but people who don’t know about a vegan lifestyle may simply want to be informed. Your responses and rebuttals are key to the way that vegans are perceived. It is easy to get in a huff about things, but it is important to also lead by example.