I created this page because I wanted people who were considering going vegan or people who wanted more information on veganism to be able to go one place and have all the information in front of them.
When starting something new it can be hard knowing where to start so this guide should defiantly help you.
What does Vegan Mean?
A Vegan is someone who does not eat, use or wear animals or animal products.
This means you don’t consume anything that was an animal or part of an animal (lamb chops, bacon, steak, chicken, fish, etc) or that came from an animal (eggs, milk, honey etc).
You don’t wear anything that came from an animal such as leather, fur, down, wool or silk. Vegans don’t purchase products that have been tested on animals. They don’t support the exploitation of animals in any form. Including animals used for things such as circuses, bull riding and zoo’s etc.
Why Go Vegan?
For the animals – It saves their lives. You stop supporting the exploitation and suffering of innocent animals. Animals are sentient being just like us with the ability to feel pain, happiness and sadness.
For your health – Plant based diets are rich in protein, calcium, iron and other essential vitamins and minerals. Plant based foods are low in saturated fat, high in fibre and packed with antioxidants. Studies have shown that meat is carcinogenic and the growth hormones in cow’s milk accelerate tumour growth.
For people – All of the food that’s fed to animals in animal agriculture could be used to feed the millions of starving people in the world. There are 7 billion people on earth and we are growing enough food to feed 10 billion. 82% of starving children live in countries where food is fed to animals, and the animals are eaten by western countries.
For the environment – Animal agriculture is the leading cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution and habitat destruction. It’s predicted that in 2048 there will be fishless oceans.
Watch these informational videos:
Here are some helpful videos that you can watch. You don’t have to watch them all in one sitting! I know I didn’t. I went through them slowly over a short period after cutting animal products from my diet.
Click on the titles below to watch the video.
- What The Health (also on Netflix)
- Cowspiracy (Also on Netflix, iTunes)
- Food Choices (Also on Netflix)
- The Most Important Speech You’ll Ever Hear
- This Speech Will Change How You See Everything
- How To Go Vegan Overnight
Vegan For Animals:
- Open Your Eyes [Must Watch!]
- The Nicest Way To Die
- The Humane Myth
- Farm To Fridge
- Lucent – Pigs
- Undercover Footage – Cow Truth
- Undercover Footage – Pig Truth
- Eggs: The Extreme Reality
Vegan For Health:
- Why Meat Is Bad For You in 60 Seconds
- Why Dairy Is Bad For You in 90 Seconds
- Why Eggs Are Bad For You in 60 Seconds
- Why You Should Stop Eating Fish
- The protein myth debunked
- Nutrition Facts on Veganism
“Becoming vegan is the most important and direct change we can immediately make to save this planet and it’s species”.
What Vegans Eat
There are all different types ways to eat vegan. High carb, low fat, 30 bananas a day, fruitarian, rawtil4 and more.
Of course, the main thing they all have in common is not eating animals or what comes from animals.
My advice is to just find out which one works best for you. If you’re not sure yet then that’s okay! First just start by removing animal products from your diet. At first, it might seem crazy but like anything, once you do it enough it just becomes normal and habit.
Eating vegan consists of eating plant-derived foods. Vegetables, fruit, seeds, nuts and legumes.
You don’t have to eat strictly whole foods (unprocessed/unrefined) if you don’t want to. There are so many vegan brands with yummy goodness waiting for you to buy it or you can make your own creations!
There is a vegan alternative for everything. Go give it all a try. If you don’t like it the first time then that’s okay! Just give it another chance. Our taste buds are always changing.
I use to dislike so many different types of foods but now I love them and I’m glad I gave them another chance.
You can enjoy vegan schnitzel, burger patties, hot dogs, sausages, bacon, sour cream, chocolate, cheese, lollies, chips, condiments, chocolate milk, iced coffee, butter and so much more! See the pictures below for inspiration and don’t forget to check out the Instagram accounts too 🙂
If you agree with the videos I posted above then you know what the right thing to do is.. Choose Vegan ♡
Vegan is love. Vegan is kindness. Vegan is JUSTICE.
“Peace begins at the dinner table with what we put in our bodies on a daily basis”.
Pinterest and YouTube are a great tool to find vegan recipes. Type what you’re looking for into the search bar
Follow like-minded Instagram accounts (see below) or use popular hashtags like #whatveganseat #veganfood
If you’re looking for vegan cafes and restaurants close by then check out HappyCow.net
There are so many products at your local supermarket/shops that are vegan & accidentally vegan. If you’re from Australia take a look at THIS. Everyone else can Google search “accidentally vegan at [type store name]”
Subway, Domino’s, Crust and so many other mainstream takeaway shops always have vegan options.
Number tip!! Don’t assume something won’t be vegan. You’ll be so surprised at the number of options there are 🙂
Be sure to always read labels.