There are a lot of vegan myths out there, and this infographic debunks four of the most common myths about veganism. I’ve thrown in one bonus myth for good measure.
In the infographic below from Ethical Ocean you can get some good information on vegan protein sources, choosing healthy vegan foods, eating vegan on a budget, and the accessibility of vegan foods.
Vegan Myth #5: Vegans feel Deprived
The one vegan myth that I wish this graphic would have addressed is the perception that veganism is about deprivation. One of my girlfriends went vegan just recently, and when we were talking about it, she said that she was going to miss ice cream. I assured her that there are tons of amazing vegan ice creams out there! Back in 2009, I even did a Vegan Ice Cream Challenge, where I reviewed six of the top brands of vegan ice cream. I know, I make big sacrifices in the name of finding the most delicious food for you!
Ice cream isn’t the only food you get to eat when you’re vegan. There are vegan versions of pretty much every dessert, and they’re not all made of processed ingredients (let’s call that Myth 5a). Check out these mini vegan cheesecakes, with all whole food ingredients, for example.
As with desserts, there are vegan cheeses — most of them nut-based — that are deliciously decadent and totally unprocessed. I recommend checking out Dr. Cow or Treeline cheeses.
Really, the list of delicious vegan food is endless, so rather than try to list everything here, I’d love to hear from you! If you’re vegan already, what did you think you’d miss that you found a great plant-based substitute for? What are some other foods that you’re afraid you’d miss if you went totally vegan? Let’s share tips and resources in the comments!
Now that we’ve talked a little bit about #5 on this list, check out the graphic for myths 1-4. Below the graphic I’ve got some resources to help you out even more, if you’ve been wanting to give a vegan diet a go! You can click the image to view a larger version.
- 5 Essential Vegan and Vegetarian Cookbooks
- Is it safe to have a vegan pregnancy?
- 25 Vegan Protein Sources
- 16 Vegan Recipes with 3 Ingredients or Less
- Top 10 Vegan Lifestyle Sites
- Make Your Road Trip Vegan Friendly
- Vegan Pantry Essentials
- 5 Soy-Free Milk Alternatives
- 10 Vegan Superfood Recipes
- 25 Vegan Sources of Calcium
- 10 Tasty Vegan Breakfast Ideas
- 15 Easy Vegan Main Dishes
- The Vegan R.D.
What are your favorite vegan resources for recipes, nutritional information, and lifestyle tips? Share yours in the comments!