It seems to me that to become a Vegan you need to give up lot of foods and that may affect your social life - most gatherings revolve around food after all. It makes me wonder: What are the strongest values of becoming a Vegan?
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Vegan cheese is a sick joke, imho. :)
have you tried Daiya brand? It's actually quite good - a lot of it is truly awful though lol
I hear you Christin, and agree that the thought of eating animals can become difficult to bear, but I still don't see how eating milk or eggs is a cruelty to animals. Though it's probably because it involves raising them.
with small local farms it isn't, but what they do in mass factories (where most eggs/dairy) come from is worse than death. Battery cage hens and cows forced to live in their own feces and never move - it's horrible.
Hi Christin, that's what I thought. So in theory if you raised your own free range chickens you could eat eggs. Interesting
Interesting path to becoming vegan, thanks for sharing. :) I did not know you could not have honey either!
Vegans don't eat any product from animals so no honey or gelatine and some wines and other alcohol have animal products in. Some sugar is not vegan and someone who is fully vegan wouldn't wear leather or wool. There are non-vegan food colours too.
Ah I am so glad that someone brought up that movie. I loved Forks over Knives! It was so fascinating!
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I agree that vegans eat more natural and organic foods, but I always wonder how are they sure they get all the nutrients, proteins, calcium, etc.
It does seem like a lot to keep up with.
there are plenty of sources for these nutrients not dependent on animals, Quinoa for example a full-chain amino acid protein. Dark green leafy veggies for calcium.
You need knowledge about the health benefits of various plants. It's actually very easy.
A lot of the switches are fairly easy. For example, most soy/rice/almond milks that you buy at the store are infused with the same nutrients as regular milk. And protein is in just about everything.
I tried to be a vegetarian once, but unfortunately I love eating meat too much. I could not resist the smell of broiled chicken or roasted pork. It would be easier for me to embrace a diet with no sugar and sweets than no meat. :/