As all of my lovelys know, I'm vegan. (Or for those of you who don't know SURPRISE~) I have been vegetarian for about 5 years or so and then switched to vegan... 3 years ago.. so 2 years vegetarian and 3 years vegan~
Now for the definition of each of them for those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about :)
Vegetarian- A person who does not eat meat, and sometimes other animal products. So basically a vegetarian doesn't eat meat but eats eggs and dairy.
Vegan- A person who does not eat any food derived from animals and who does not use other animal products. So basically a vegan doesn't eat any animal product including (Honey, meat, dairy, seafood, etc) We also don't use any animal products which I will explain what this means on the next slide.
Animal products~ Wool from sheep is a big one, so is leather. I do not wear these. Or any animal skin. Shampoo's and makeup are tested on animals, meaning using animals bodies to test the products. A lot of products are tested on animals and we always have to check for the cruelty free symbol.
Gelatin is a big one. This is a main component in jello or candies. Gelatin is made out of bone marrow.... ewww So technically they scrape animals bones and put them in a lot of food you eat..... Sugar is also made with gelatin, it contains bone marrow as well
Ok now vegan meat is a thing. I will tell you about it but it is a real thing. It's good to it's not nasty. A bunch of my eat meater friends have had it and all of them said it was good... I like it to.
Vegan meat — also called faux, fake, mock, meat analogs, or plant proteins — are products that mimic certain qualities of animal-based meat like textures, flavor, or appearance, for example. They are made from a variety of ingredients such as soy, textured vegetable protein, or wheat gluten, to name a few. (From Google cause I'm to lazy to go on a rant)
SO that's that. Also I have lived with out meat for a long time, so no you don't need meat to survive. I get my protein from vegetables and peanut butter and stuff. I'm perfectly healthy and everything so yeah... don't tell me I can't survive without meat.
Pros of being vegan~ 1. Reduced Risk of Cancer 2. Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease 3. Reduced Risk of Diabetes 4. Improved Mood 5. Boycott Animal Testing 6. Natural Ingredients 7. Healthier Skin 8. Boycotting the Leather Industry
9. Saves animals 10. Helps planet 11. Healthier diet 12. Reduce your risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels. 13. Saves resources. 14. Eating vegan can help you achieve a healthy body weight. (There are many more pros but this post would be super long)
Cons- 1. Difficulty when dining out 2. Loss of essential vitamins and minerals. (We can take supplements and there are certain foods that give these so not rly a con but whatever.)
WARNING- If you want to go vegan I would start by gradually giving up meat and dairy slowly. If you rush right in you could cause cause yourself pain and have a with drawl. Go slow and make sure to learn about it before going head in.
I think that's about it, there are so many more pros! There are barely any cons sp yeah. In the comments please don't argue with me about this and also others. This is an informational post not a debate~
This was just to give you info, I'm not trying to get you to go vegan or vegetarian (though that would be amazing :3) So I hope that cleared up some things for you guys :) If you have any questions go ahead and leave in comments.