Why Should Be A Vegan

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Why to Become a Vegan
A vegan is a person who chooses not to consume any animal byproducts, including: flesh foods, dairy, eggs, and any other products made from or tested on animals. Vegetarianism, however, which can commonly be viewed as the same thing, is far from it. Vegetarians chose only to not consume meat, but they continue to eat other animal byproducts. Most vegans believe that “Being a vegan is definitely more of a lifestyle choice and a philosophy that a diet” (Medical News Today). Although many people are starting to eat vegan for a week as a diet, they are not being true to the vegan philosophy; respecting the earth and all living things, promoting non-violence, and sticking to it. Veganism is a lifestyle that does not …show more content…

“The average protein intake for a vegan ranges from 52-63 grams per day,” the Vegetarian Resource Group States. As stated by the Wildflour Vegan Bakery Cafe, “The average American eats twice as much protein as necessary for a healthy diet and much of that is from red meat. Getting protein from beans and grains is much healthier and reduces the risk for osteoporosis”. Basic needed vitamins like Vitamins B and D lack in a vegan meal plan. Most vegans take a B-12 supplement, because the vitamin is usually only present in animal products. Vitamin D is added to cow’s milk and some non dairy milks, but it also comes from the sun. Vegans can get a healthy dose of this vitamin if they make sure to read labels or take a supplement. Although it may be hard to get some of the basic vitamins needed, most all of the food that is being replaced, is getting substituted for a healthier option. Some people may immediately think margarine is worse than butter, but when comparing nutrition facts, margarine is actually better. Comparing 100 grams of butter and 100 grams of margarine, they both have 717 calories and 81 grams of fat. The difference is what types of fat. Saturated fat and polyunsaturated fat are bad for your body, and in butter, 51 grams out of the total 81 grams is saturated fat. On the other hand, 39 grams of monounsaturated fat is in margarine; monounsaturated and trans being the good types of fat. All of these

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