Veganism: Common Myths And Misconceptions About The Lifestyle


Vegan meals are gaining popularity even amongst regular meat-eaters. Here we are with five of the most important myths of vegan food and veganism lifestyle.

Written By Krupa Trivedi | Mumbai | Updated On:

If you are a vegan, you are probably surrounded by random assumptions about veganism coming from all corners. But, some of these concerns and assumptions are as mythical as the story of our grandparents used to tell us about seeds, “If you swallow a seed, a tree will grow inside you.” Here are some of the most common myths about veganism. Empower yourself with the knowledge that you’re doing the right thing.

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Vegan diets are not healthy

It is not true. Rather, on the contrary, a vegan diet can be far healthier. Vegan diets have numerous advantages over others. They are far more likely to reach the recommended 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Also, they have lower rates of obesity and reduced risk of colorectal and prostate cancer.

Vegan diets are not suitable for children

Some people believe that it is unfair to serve children only healthy vegan food. But the British Dietetic Association says that a well-planned vegan diet is suitable for all ages. With the right planning and proper knowledge, a child can get everything they need from a vegan diet.

Veganism is expensive

Veganism is not more expensive than a meat-eating lifestyle. The price of organic foods and cosmetics might be higher than the commercial animal-based ones in the market, but this is because of the demand-supply ratio. Even if you have the money but not the time, in today’s world you can order great vegan groceries to your door. 

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It is impossible to be vegan because animal products are in everything

This argument is completely untrue because it all comes down to your choice. Although the dairy industry has indeed penetrated the F&B section, there are plenty of options available for those who do not want to consume animal-based products. Organic food is on the rise and plenty of plant-based nutrition is available in urban and rural areas.

Vegans do not get enough protein

The common misinformation that people follow is that humans gain protein only from animal products. But this is false. Plant-based protein sources are aplenty such as soya, lentils, pulses, broccoli, seaweed, peas, and spinach. Also, the animals consumed for so-called protein are fed on the above plant-based protein diet. So you’re basically consuming the same plant-based protein.

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Disclaimer: The content provided above is for information purpose. This is no way intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. 

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