Veganism is not a fad

| Post published on January 26, 2017
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After insulting vegans in general, Vine goes on to say that only celebrities can be healthy vegans because only they can afford nutritionists and chefs and that ordinary people can’t possibly get it right. She proceeds to warn us about all the nutrient deficiencies people will ‘almost certainly’ develop if they go vegan and describes the diet as an absurd fad.

So apart from issuing uneducated misleading claims, Vine also insults pretty much everyone’s intelligence – apparently, we’re so dazzled by celebrities we want to follow their fancy vegan lifestyles but we’re too stupid to do it right. Ironic considering a health and beauty website she co-founded published a vegan myth busting article just a couple of months ago!

Although veganism has received much attention over the last few years, it’s certainly not a fad, it’s a lifestyle. People come to it from different angles – health, animal or environmental concerns – but as long as they gain basic knowledge of what good vegan nutrition means, it’s not difficult at all. It’s not driven by superficial interests such as losing weight or looking younger, it’s about making informed choices about the way you live. Studies show that ordinary vegans do very well in ensuring they are well-nourished, better than the average population! And there’s plenty of guidance available for new vegans to help them make their transition smooth – we offer a free 30 Day Vegan program with lots of practical information, health and nutrition tips and recipes.

Perhaps tabloid journalists should better try veganism before judging it instead of spouting out attention-seeking nonsense. It could make them much healthier and perhaps less bitter too!

About the author
Veronika Charvátová
Veronika Charvátová MSc is a biologist and Viva! Health researcher. Veronika has spent years uncovering the links between nutrition and good health and is an expert on plant-based diets.

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