Common Vegan Questions - Answered!

1. May, 2015
11. Sep, 2014

 

2. There's no question that in the past, during war or famine, eating meat helped insure survival.

Even now in certain parts of the world - cattle, fish and poultry, help insure survival in rural population where marginal lands don't support the growing of agriculture - but can still support the grazing of livestock; as well as coastal regions that have insufficient space for growing but access to fish.

With all of the above noted, few people in developed countries can claim that their survival depends on animal products.

In terms of its nutritional value - there is nothing in animal products, that cannot be found in a well-balanced vegan diet.

With a thought to the environment and sustainability -we should stop feeding a huge portion of granis to livestock (which = huge food waste), and instead focus on growing grains for human consumption instead.

Fast fact:

"Did you know that factory farming now accounts for more than 99% of all farm animals raised and slaughtered in the United States?  Did you also know that it is one of the leading contributing factors to global warming?"

Something to think about, via: http://globalsolutionspgh.org/2014/04/global-warming-factory-farms/ 

29. Aug, 2014

If you're already vegan, you probably get asked questions like these quite often!

 

...And if you're curious about veganism, keep reading! 

 

1. So...where DO you get your protein? 

From greens! One cup of cooked spinach has about 7 grams of protein. The same serving of French beans has about 13 grams. Two cups of cooked kale? 5 grams. One cup of boiled peas? Nine grams. And so on!
 
Hemp! Throw 30 grams of hemp powder in your morning smoothie and it'll give you about 11 grams of protein.
 
Extra sources are nut butter (8grams protein)
 
Quinoa (9grams protein per cup!)
 
Tofu (9grams protein per serve)
 
Lentils (18grams of protein) 
 
Beans - kidney & black beans, (1 cup = 13-15 grams of protein!
 
Tempeh - 1 cup of tempeh is heaped with about 30 grams of protein!
(To put this into perspective - that’s more than 5 eggs or a regular hamburger patty.)
 
Sprouted-grain bread  - you'll get about 10 grams of protein in the bread alone!

So as you can see, vegans have quite an assortment of natural protein packed foods to choose from! 

 

This blog post will be added to weekly, so come back and see what other questions are added!

Stay tuned!