13 Myths About Veganism

1) ‘Vegan diets are not healthy’

On the contrary, they can be far healthier! Eating vegan is like other ways of eating: take care with what you’re putting in your body, and your body will take care of you. However, vegan diets also have numerous advantages over others. Vegans are far more likely to reach the recommended 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day, have lower rates of obesity and reduced risk of colorectal and prostate cancer. If you want more information about how the vegan diet goes hand in hand with living well for longer.

2) ‘Only vegans need supplements’

The vegan diet contains all the necessary ingredients for optimal health when eating a range of pulses, seeds, fruit, veg and fortified foods:  just like non-vegan diets. Vegans and non-vegans alike can take a supplement likeVEG1 to ensure that they are getting all they need, though this is not a requirement.

Fortified foods are necessary for healthy living in both vegans and non-vegans. Manufacturers add supplements to the foods we eat in order for us to get the vitamins, minerals and nutrients our bodies need. For example, cereal giant Kellogg’s unknowingly made their cereal range unsuitable for vegans by adding Vitamin D3 (lanolin) to their cereals in a bid to fight rickets. Dairy milk, like many plant milks, is commonly fortified with Vitamins A and D. Moreover, before countries across the world started to add iodine to table salt and cattle feed, iodine deficiency was rife. This is also the case with B12 being fed to cattle, as it no longer naturally occurs in the soil.