4 Myths About Veganism Debunked
If you are thinking about going vegan, there are a lot of myths that will cut your path. However, consider yourself lucky, as in this article we will debunk 4 of the most common myths which can deter anyone from switching to a vegan diet
16 August 2020
If you are thinking about going vegan, there are a lot of myths that will cut your path. However, consider yourself lucky, as in this article we will debunk 4 of the most common myths which can deter anyone from switching to a vegan diet.
To improve your diet and lifestyle in a healthy way, going vegan is inevitable. But opting it and then staying on track for long is not easy, so, below are the answers to all your concerns which will assist you in first switching and then to adopting it for your whole life.
- I do not have time to be vegan
This is the number one myth which people use as an excuse for poor health. But still many of us go to the restaurant, wait an hour for a meal and then drive back home. Not only this, but we also spent on average hours in a week to decide what to eat when on non-veg. If you are serious about the vegan diet, this time could effectively be used in making and eating healthier recipes.
- I tried to be vegan, but I was hungry all the time
This is the second common myth which might discourage you from eating healthy. But tell me, who said you to stick to three meals a day? You can schedule your meal 4 or even 5 times a day. This is a fact, when you switch to a plant-based diet, you have to eat more because these foods are generally less in calories and fats. However, there is no bar from overeating, even being a vegan.
- Vegans do not get enough protein
How many times have you heard this? This is such a popular myth, that even vegans are concerned about it. The reason behind this popularity is that people are obsessed with protein deficiency, that is why we have kwashiorkor wards in the hospitals. But the truth is in the U.S and first world countries, the problem is not of protein deficiency but of "diseases of excess". Also, there are tens of vegan sources which can give you protein in abundance.
- Lactose intolerance
After seven, the human body stops making lactase - an essential nutrient for breaking lactose in animal milk in the body. This is because after seven a child loses his or her infancy and thus loses tolerance to keep drinking milk. Despite this fact, many continue to take milk to fulfil their calcium needs. In reality, however, lactose intolerance is normal. But still, if you need calcium, you can get it from plants.
These four myths are presented just to make you sure that they are just delusions and has nothing to do with reality. If you are serious and want to switch to vegan for the future of your health and this planet, do it now. The doors are wide open in terms of guidance and vegan recipes, you just need a curious mind.