Press Release: Vegan Questions
Tips for Answering Three Questions You Inevitably Hear When You Go Vegan
Author of Vegan Success Cookbook Offers Suggestions
SANDPOINT, Idaho — Those who adopt vegan eating habits for health or ethical reasons should be ready for criticism. Susan Daffron of Logical Expressions, Inc. became a vegan in 1994 and points out that many people will not exactly embrace your new eating habits. She offers a few tips for dealing with a few comments and questions that new vegans inevitably hear, inspired by her book “Vegan Success: Scrumptious, Healthy Vegan Recipes for Busy People” (ISBN: 978-0-9749245-1-9; LCCN-2006907834).
1. What do you eat? People don’t seem to realize that many conventional dishes are actually vegetarian. Even completely vegan food doesn’t have to be “weird.” For example, many picnic food dishes are actually vegan. Salads and breads are obvious choices, but other options exist too. Daffron says, “when we go to summer pot-luck parties, we make a rice, spinach, and garbanzo bean dish that is well-received, even by our meat-eating friends. It’s a simple one-pot dish that we can whip up in about a half an hour.”
2. How do you get enough protein? Daffron says, “Getting enough protein when you are vegetarian is extremely easy, yet people always ask me essentially why I haven’t died from a protein deficiency.” Many plant foods are high in protein, including beans, nuts, grains and various vegetables, such as broccoli and potatoes. Even carrots contain protein. Tofu contains 10-20 grams of protein and the wide range of soy foods available now is an easy way to incorporate plenty of protein in your diet.
3. You need to eat meat or you won’t be healthy. Countless studies have proven this criticism simply isn’t true, yet many people seem threatened by those who don’t eat meat. Vegans do have to eat a wide variety of foods to be healthy and should take a B12 supplement or multivitamin. The more different vegetables and grains you eat, the easier it is to maintain good health. Daffron says, “When we go to the grocery store, we spend a lot of time in the produce area; we simply don’t visit about 3/4 of the standard grocery store aisles, which are all filled with heavily processed convenience foods.”
Adopting vegan eating habits isn’t always easy, but Daffron says she has never regretted her decision to stop eating animal products. She says, “If being vegan makes you feel better, listen to your body and ignore what other people may say.”
For more information about the Vegan Success cookbook, visit the web site at http://www.VeganSuccess.com.
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ABOUT LOGICAL EXPRESSIONS, INC.
Logical Expressions, Inc. is a software and publishing company based Sandpoint, Idaho. The company offers affordable books, software, tools, and services that help businesses with print and online publishing projects.
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