Common Myths Surrounding Veganism and Vegans

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Introduction

Veganism has come a really long way since the early 90's. What used to once upon a time be a fringe diet that you took up only when you wanted to reduce weight, tone your body for modelling, or perform better at competitive sport, is now a mainstream lifestyle followed by millions around the world. In today’s world, people aren’t going vegan solely for weight loss, health advantages, or cosmetic benefits, and many are realizing the multitude of things they stand to gain by adopting a plant-based diet. Many are purely choosing to go vegan as part of their newly adopted ideals of slow living, ethical consumerism, mindfulness, conscious living, and healthy eating.

“According to PETA, there is a long history of experiments on animals within this industry in which thousands of lab rats, mice, dogs, and even pregnant monkeys were forced to inhale cigarette smoke daily for weeks or even months. These animals then killed and dissected to study the harm caused by their bodies.”

So if you really must know the answer to this question, know this: Some of us smoke, but we’re desperately trying to quit or are on the way to quitting. Going plant-based is the first step we’ve taken towards achieving that goal. We know that smoking isn’t vegan even if no animal is being exploited for it since it is inherently bad for the earth, and that every living being eventually inhales the carcinogenic smoke that comes from burning cigarettes.

“The trio of nutrients to keep a close eye on are vitamin B12, vitamin D and iodine. You may not need to supplement with all these, all year long, but it depends on several factors.”

Gym freaks and competitve athletes do need to take supplements just like everybody else in their world, so they do take their vegan supplements to complement their lifestyle.

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I am an avid trekker, content writer, photographer and sports enthusiast. I write about trekking, society, overpopulation, lifestyle and veganism in general.