I got in touch with Cody after being curious and excited about the fact that he is a vegan athlete. You'll see below that he's been through some extensive training and participated in a number of different sports. He's continued all of this after shifting to a vegan diet and he's noticed some unexpected positive changes in his health too! This is just another example reinforcing that eating vegan isn't a hindrance!Read More
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I'd like to introduce you to Liz.
Liz follows a plant-based diet. She runs, lifts weights, maintains her ideal weight and uses it to lift any negativity around her.
Many would immediately think 'How can she do that if she's vegan?!?' Yet, contrary to popular belief, it doesn't hold her back at all!Read More
Most things, are exposed to accurate and inaccurate commonly held beliefs, misrepresentations, myths and assumptions. Following a plant-based diet it not excluded from this.
Some of the myths, assumptions and common beliefs about vegans
- Vegan food is healthy
- Vegans are healthy
- Vegans look pale and undernourished
- Vegans can't grow their nails
- Vegans don't get what they need through their diet and must take supplements
- Vegans don't have the stamina to do physical activities that others do
Vegan myths debunked
- You can get unhealthy vegan food
- Not all vegans are healthy
- There is a term called junk food vegan, so that wouldn't be healthy
- I don't know any vegan who looks pale and undernourished
- I like long nails and they grow just fine
- I know of many people who take supplements and they are not exclusive to those who follow a vegan diet
- I know people who follow a vegan diet and don't take any supplements and they are happy and healthy
- The myth about stamina is addressed in the clip below
This footage shows that there's no cap on what vegans can do! Do you know many people who can do the 5 things shown below AND more? Well...Fiona Oakes has done and continues to do all of these and more! :)
- A fire-fighter
- On call 24/7
- Marathon winner
- Ran 22 marathons
More about this film...
The entire film lasts 30 minutes. It explores the benefits of being vegan. Some of these are: -
- an exciting lifestyle
- eating delicious food
- consuming healthy food
- tackling the ethics behind making this shift
- global challenges that we face now and in the future.
It was produced by The Vegan Society.
Will you make the connection and become part of the solution?
“People eat meat and think they will become as strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass." Pino Caruso