Why take part in Veganuary? Well, why not?
There are so many reasons people decide to try vegan.
For most, a love of animals is the catalyst. Some people want to feel better about themselves and the impact they make on the world. Others would like to set themselves a challenge, and many combine Veganuary with their ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ and see trying vegan as the healthiest start to the year.
A FEW VEGAN MYTHS
One person going Vegan wont make a differnce will it ? One person makes a very real difference! In a lifetime, each of us will eat more than 7,000 animals so by choosing to stop today, a lot of lives are spared. It won’t save the animals who are in farms and slaughterhouses today, of course, but it is a simple rule of economics that when demand decreases so does supply. Quite simply, as people buy fewer animal products, supermarkets and butchers will reduce their orders, and so fewer animals will be bred and killed.
WillI get enough Protein ? The most common misconception out there is that you have to consume meat in order to get enough protein. You don’t! There may be a lot of protein in meat, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist anywhere else. In fact, vegans simply do what cows, pigs, sheep and chickens do; we go directly to the source. Green vegetables (the superstars are kale, broccoli, seaweed, and peas), beans and pulses (lentils, lima, edamame, pinto, black), grains (brown rice, pasta, quinoa, bulgur) and nuts (brazils, peanuts, cashews, almonds, pistachios and walnuts) are all excellent sources of protein.
Vegans have nothing to eat ? Nothing to eat? Are you kidding? For a start, the typical grocery cupboard in an omnivorous house is already well-stocked with vegan foods: peanut butter, yeast extract, jam, marmalade, almost all bread, baked beans, dried pasta, rice, some gravy granules, vegetable stock cubes, chopped tomatoes, oven chips, coconut milk, lots of curry pastes, many breakfast cereals, herbs, spices, tomato ketchup and HP sauce, pickles, sugars and sweeteners, olive oil and vegetable oils, soy sauce, hummus, fruit juice, fizzy drinks, tea and coffee, many biscuits, crackers, crispbreads and crisps, and of course fruit and vegetables – fresh, dried and frozen.
Im sporty will being a VEGAN make me weak ? Of course not! This myth comes from people who confuse nutrients with items of food. Yes, we need protein but there are plant sources; and of course we need iron but … you guessed it, we can get it from plants. A vegan diet suits athletes across all disciplines, and many world class competitors credit their achievements to their plant-based diet. Top class footballers Jermain Defoe and Russell Martin are vegan, as is heavyweight boxer David Haye. World champion tennis player Novak Djokovic is so taken with plant-based foods that he opened his own vegan restaurant, while champions Serena and Venus Williams also eat plant-based.
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Healthy eating as a vegan
You should be able to get most of the nutrients you need from eating a varied and balanced vegan diet.
For a healthy vegan diet:
- Eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day.
- Base meals on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates. Choose wholegrain where possible.
- Have some dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks and yoghurts). Choose lower-fat and lower-sugar options.
- Eat some beans, pulses and other proteins.
- Choose unsaturated oils and spreads, and eat in small amounts.
- Drink plenty of fluids – the government recommends 6-8 cups/glasses a day.
If you're having foods and drinks that are high in fat, salt or sugar, have these less often and in small amounts.
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