Vegans do it with vegetables
Maybe you’re dating a vegan, maybe you finally watched Babe for the
first time over the holidays — no matter what your reasons may be for
considering a vegan lifestyle, it’s important to be informed of the pros
and cons involved before making the choice to go vegan. Here are some to consider:
— Vegan foods generally include less chemicals and preservatives than
— You become an expert label-reader and are forced to pay attention to
what you eat.
— Vegan diets are generally low in fat and cholesterol.
— You are forced to become more creative with your food shopping and
— No more liver or “macaroni-and-cheese loaf” (phew).
— You’re protecting animal rights.
— Factory farming of animals hurts the environment, by going vegan you
depend much less on this.
— Cutting animal products such as meat and dairy eliminates
certain vitamins and necessary nutrients, including protein, iron
— Eating out at restaurants becomes difficult, as while many
places offer vegetarian options, many still don’t cater to
— No more steak or pizza (if you liked these sorts of things
in the first place, of course.)
— Shopping for food becomes more time consuming, as thorough
label-reading takes time and effort.