There are plenty of myths around being vegan, and some of these myths turn people away from considering a plant-based diet. So, today’s blog post will debunk some of these vegan myths!
Vegans aren’t as healthy
This is such a common myth, but it’s actually been shown that a plant-based diet makes you less likely to contract heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. Also, for every 3% increase in calories from plant protein, it’s been shown that risk of death is reduced by 10%.
Being vegan is difficult
With the recent spike in veganism, it’s actually easier than ever to turn vegan! There are loads of options in supermarkets, and even restaurants have started expanding their vegan options.
A vegan diet is expensive
Staple vegan products are actually just as cheap as meat and dairy; things like pasta, beans and lentils are super cheap and can be bought in bulk.
Vegan = weight loss
This isn’t necessarily true – if you begin a vegan diet but continue to eat and drink highly processed foods then it is unlikely that you will lose weight.
Vegans aren’t strong
There are plenty of vegan athletes who are impressively strong, such as Venus Williams, Jermain Defoe, David Haye, and Kendrick Yahcob Farris. These people show that being vegan doesn’t mean you are weak; you can consume the same amount of macronutrients and achieve equal fitness levels.
Vegans don’t get enough protein
For a start, most people consume far more protein daily than is actually necessary. Also, some kinds of greens actually contain more protein per gram than meat. Great vegetable options for upping your protein intake include edamame, broccoli, peas, and asparagus.
Hopefully this has given you an idea of what it’s really like to be vegan! If you are looking to start or sustain a vegan diet, check out our incredible vegan supplements to help you gain muscle and mass, lose fat, or just improve your health and wellbeing.