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Vegan Myths and why I think being vegan is sexy!

5-minute flash talk on being vegan and common myths.
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Sonja Leix

on 4 February 2014

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Transcript of Vegan Myths and why I think being vegan is sexy!

Vegan
and why I think being vegan is sexy!
a person who refrains from using any animal product whatever for food, clothing, or any other purpose
vegan
(ˈviːɡən)
vegan myth 1:
Protein?
Green Veggies
(Kale, Spinach, ...)
Hemp
Non-Dairy Milk
(Soy, Almond)
Nut Butter
(Peanut, Almond, Cashew)
Quinoa
(also gluten-free!)
Soy Products
(Tofu)
Lentils and Peas
Beans
(Pinto, Kidney, Black Beans)
Tempeh
Sprouted-grain bread
Peanuts
Whole Grains
Myths
You're what?
what vegans don't eat:
no meat
no dairy
no fish or seafood
no eggs
no honey
most white sugar
most beer and wine
you might think these are vegan?
think again!
some breads
marshmallows
some salad dressings
no cheese
no butter
plenty of protein in veg!
Do you get enough
Protein!
vegan myth 2:
bones and teeth!
You need milk for your
Calcium
calcium rich vegan foods
Kale
Collard Greens
Blackstrap Molasses
Tempeh
Turnip Greens
Almond Milk
Hemp and Soy milk
Fortified orange juice
Tahini
Almond butter
Soybeans
Broccoli
Raw fennel
Blackberries
Black Currants
Oranges
Dried apricots
Figs
Dates
Artichoke
Roasted sesame seeds
Navy beans
vegan myth 3:
I can only be
strong
if I eat
Meat
why vegan?
what weird
diet
are you on?
it's healthy
Less cholesterol & saturated fat!
Rich in vitamins, antioxidants and fiber!
Decreased risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers.
it's better
for the
environment
delicious
Wanna know more?
reduces your eco-footprint
it's super
not?
why
Watch:
Forks over Knives
and
Earthlings
be compassionate
to animals
1 cup Soy or Almond Milk = 7-9 grams of protein
1 cup Lentils = 18 grams of protein!
1 cup Tempeh = 30 grams of protein = More than 5 eggs
1 cup Kale = 180 mg
1 cup Almond Milk = 276 mg
1 cup Collard Greens = over 350 mg
"Strongest Man of Germany" – 105 kg division
Tell that to this vegan heavyweight champion!
Check out the China Study and the
Forks over Knives Documentary!
Try go vegan for a week or 30 days!
You will feel
healthier and
more energized!
Guinness is filtered using tiny amounts of gelatin derived from fish bladders.
Others are filtered using egg whites or sea shells
Made with gelatin, a protein made from boiling skin, bones, and other animal parts.
Often find lecithin, which helps keep oil and vinegar from separating,
derived from animal tissues or egg yolk (both no-no's for vegans) or from soy (OK)
Many breads and baked goods are made with whey (a dairy product) or with butter, eggs, or sugar.
During the final purification process, cane sugar is filtered through activated carbon made from bone char (charcoal made from animal bones) at over half of the cane refineries in the United States.
#veganfoodporn
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