More and more troops are joining the vegan army to help change the world by altering their own everyday actions. Animal welfare and our own are strongly intertwined. A lifestyle free from the exploitation and degradation of the animal kingdom and habitat will improve the standard of living for people on Earth.
The myths about veganism are more widely disseminated, distorting the reality of veganism. To demonstrate that you may rely on this way of life as being the healthiest and most advantageous for yourself and the world, we present some information and demystify some related myths.
“Vegan food is boring”: MYTH
Vegan food goes far beyond salads, and even those can be loaded with fun. Since the emergence of social media, it has become much simpler to find mouth watering recipes, which can include anything as long as it doesn't contain any ingredients derived from animals. From pasta, fried foods, and crackers to cheese and plant-based meats, available in supermarkets for anyone who wants them.
All you need to do is switch out the animal ingredients in your favorite dishes for those made with vegetables. On the other hand, the vegan philosophy aspires to a diet that provides greater physical and emotional well-being, so try to be adventurous and include fruits and vegetables in a creative and fun way. This type of food contains vitamins and nutrients with the power to elevate our sense of humor.
“Vegans have to take a lot of supplements”: MYTH
The only vitamin that cannot be found in a vegan diet is B12, of bacterial origin, and even the lack of this is not a problem exclusive to vegans. It may be produced organically without chemicals, and its administration is pretty simple for a small pill.
For the remainder, transitioning to a plant-based diet will probably leave you feeling healthier than you did while consuming animal protein. Remember that the animals we eat consume plants and fruits that are rich in nutrients and that we also want to consume. Eating these plants and fruits directly is to stop having the animal as an "intermediary" for these vitamins, and to spare it suffering and life.
"Being vegan and gaining muscle mass are two incompatible things." MYTH
Since meat, milk, and eggs are high in calories, switching to a diet that forbids their consumption is likely to reduce body fat. Reducing visceral fat, which surrounds the essential organs, is always a good idea because it is not "healthy" fat.
Meanwhile, building muscle mass requires a combination of strength training and a well-balanced diet rich in protein, which feeds and satisfies the muscle each time it is stretched and ripped. The greatest misconception is that a vegan diet cannot contain much protein. Many elite athletes today claim increased motivation, muscular recovery, and performance.
"It's incredibly challenging to go vegan after being carnivorous for years": MYTH
Willpower is crucial at this point. When deciding to cease consuming animal products, you should consider and be aware of the advantages to both your health and the environment. The negative effects of animal exploitation on the ecosystem are becoming more pronounced, and we may soon reach a point of no return.
Of course, over years and years of consumption, meat, fish, and dairy products have developed an addictive taste. Still, when we put our entire existence and the existence of future generations into perspective, it becomes easier to resist these desires.
Making adjustments to one's behaviors gradually is common because they all involve a process. Consider starting by cutting on the animal products you eat, then halving it again, and so on, until you consume nothing. Find vegan dishes that pique your interest and make them at home. Bring your family and friends along for the ride!