Where do Vegans get their protein from?!

Where do Vegans get their protein from?!

As all of us vegans can attest to: one of the top questions you will (yes, “will” not “might”!) hear is along the lines of “Wait, so where do you get your protein from?!”

Now, you have to give it to them, the meat industry has spent billions on advertisement, and have succeeded, at promoting flesh foods to be protein-filled health and power houses. But it seems as though each and every person is shocked, if not in disbelief, when you tell them you are getting the same exact amounts of protein as them… just without the harm.

So the go-to belief when someone would be asked to compile a list of protein-filled foods would more than likely consist of the following:

  • Eggs
  • Chicken
  • Red Meat
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Fish: Salmon, Cod, Shellfish etc.

HOWEVER, a vegan would give you this list, and no, they aren’t lying to you!

  • Nuts: Walnuts, Pecans, Almonds, Pistachios, Cashews etc.
  • Soy Products i.e. Soy Milk
  • Beans: Navy Beans, Black Beans, Red Kidney Beans, Fava Beans, Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Leafy Green Vegetables: Kale, Spinach, Peas, Green Beans, Lettuce, Broccoli
  • Grains: Quinoa, Buckwheat, Wheat etc.
  • Tofu

The catch about following a vegan diet, however, is the responsibility that comes with it! Clearly, you will not be getting the correct nutrient levels if you aren’t basing your diet on wholesome, plant based foods. By this I mean, if you are only eating “junk food” such as fries, chips, sweets etc. (yes, this can technically be a vegan diet) then you clearly will have insufficient protein levels, not to mention other nutrients as well!

The reason this rumor about not consuming enough protein stems is because many flesh foods do in fact have more amounts of protein, but what people don’t understand is that you don’t eat meats 24/7, whereas on a vegan diet you are constantly consuming at least one of the things on the above list, thus causing protein levels to even out!

If the above list should teach you one thing, it’s that there are so so many misconceptions about veganism that keep being spread about. Everyone I have come across, for example, has told me “Why are you doing it, isn’t it really unhealthy?” NO it’s the exact opposite. Eating nothing but plants and whole foods to fuel your insides cannot have a single detrimental effect as eating dead, rotting flesh can.

These inconsistent rumors about veganism can only be dwindled through articles such as this one, as well as through word of mouth. Each time I correct my friends’ misconceptions I know that they will alter their ideas on a cruelty-free diet accordingly!

Don’t forget how powerful word of mouth really is! Let’s make the Vegan community in Singapore as big as possible. Slowly but surely, with the proper education we can stop the ignorance and misconceptions associated with veganism such as the “protein myth”.

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Is Veganism Really that Big?

Is Veganism Really that Big?

It’s no surprise that Veganism is a lifestyle gaining more credibility each and every day. A big part of that can be thanks to the countless celebrities jumping aboard the bandwagon each and every day.

We all know, while normal people go vegan on a small scale, the chain effect it creates is nowhere near the size of the one a famous person would. Simply put, their popularity and platform goes a long way. For them to voice that something is wrong with animal consumption, really allows for implanting that life-changing doubt in people’s brain. (Yep the world has come to this)

Endless celebrities have been going vegan, probably the biggest right now being: Ellen DeGeneres, Joan Jett, Woody Harrelson, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Peter Dinklage, Stevie Wonder, Sia, Pamela Anderson, and Liam Hemsworth to name a few.

*Update: We have just added Ne-Yo to our list as he shared about going vegan on social media! Yayy! 🙂

Below you’ll find a handful of these celebrities’ claims and ideals on why they decided to make the moral lifestyle change and why they continue to instil it every day.

Miley Cyrus

Famously the daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus and receiving her break on Disney’s Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus has imprinted her name in the spotlight. Since 2014 this star has been vegan and active when it comes to any form of injustice. Knowing that her platform affects many, she constantly posts pictures of animal cruelty, her faux fur outfits, as well as pictures of her pets of course!

“Be the voice of those who can’t say …..’Stop.’ Who can’t say ‘that hurts.’ Who can’t say ‘I’m so afraid to die.’ Be the voice of the animals!”

Ariana Grande

This famous red head first got her spotlight break about 7 years back on Victorious only to branch off as an independent singer in the world of stardom. With over 20 Million views on her social media, the star’s life-changing decision to go vegetarian, and then vegan a few years after, has affected many. Ariana knows how to use her voice, as she has endless tweets to voice her cruelty-free cause from:

“Ultimately, no one wants cow tit pus in their food, do they?”

“I’ve eaten organically since I was little, and always kept meat minimal, but today marks my first day as 100% Vegan!!!! Joyous Day.”

“I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-around happier person.”

Liam Hemsworth

With him first appearing with Miley Cyrus on “The Last Song” movie 7 years ago, both starts have come to make vegans hearts melt with their relationship. Liam revealed that he went vegan in 2015 and has not regretted it! When asked about it, the kind-hearted actor said the following:

“There are no negatives to eating like this. I feel nothing but positive, mentally and physically. I love it. I feel like it also has a kind of a domino effect on the rest of my life.”

Pamela Anderson

Aside from everyone else on this list, actress and model Pamela Anderson has been devoted to the cruelty-free lifestyle since she was a teen. With her face and voice showing up for endless PETA campaigns to advocate animal rights, Pamela has ensured her name on this list of Vegan Celebrities:

“Confining marine animals to tanks and separating them from their families and their natural surroundings, just so people can watch them swim in endless circles, teaches us far more about humans than it does about animals – and the lesson is not a flattering one.”

“I’m sure you agree that animals should not be abused – whether they’re cats or dogs or chickens – and that stopping this abuse should be your number one priority.”

Ne-Yo

Even more so, singer and songwriter Ne-Yo has just recently decided to go Vegan! Luckily, an uncovering, truth documentary What the Health was able to get him thinking. He was able to acknowledge where there was fault and adjust his life accordingly. Let’s all take a piece of advice from this guy!  He followed by going to social media to say the following:

“Thanks to the What the Health documentary, I’m officially going to be vegan, completely vegan…I ain’t messing with that meat no more.”

All in all, these celebrities are all beginning to understand how powerful their comments can be, and they’re using this power for the right reasons! Hopefully, as more celebrities and nameless people jump aboard this moral lifestyle choice, others who have never thought twice about the topic will begin to follow suit. As each celebrity has commonly said: There is no possible fault or down side to making the change!

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I quit my job and set up EVERYDAY Vegan

I quit my job and set up EVERYDAY Vegan

Yup, I took the plunge and quit my job.

Up until recently, I was a recruiter covering Finance and Risk in the financial services industry. My clients were from international banks in Singapore and Hong Kong.

I didn’t know it back then, but I had FOCUS: Follow One Course Until Success. I gave up blogging on SGVegan…halted product reviews…just so that I can focus on my career.

Over the course of 15 months in my previous company, FOCUS led to:

  • “Best Rookie Singapore” 2016 award
  • Promotion + 20% salary increment
  • #2 in the Singapore office billings (after the boss)

But I was unhappy.

Money can bring happiness…until the tipping point is reached.

The tipping point for me came right after returning to the office from my wedding leave.

It suddenly dawned on me that whilst I treasured the relationships that came about during the course of my work, deep down…I was really unhappy.

I had a poisonous relationship with my job.

Thus, with the support of my newly wedded husband, I made the decision to embrace my passion and thus, EVERYDAY Vegan is born. Yes! 🙂

For your daily dose of morning inspiration quotes and lunchtime “Did you know” facts, like and follow Everyday Vegan’s Facebook page / Instagram.

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Everyday is awesome when you are vegan!

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Dr. Heng is a strong proponent of the use of naturally derived curcumin as complementary treatment of skin, and believes that skin health is achieved by not only making important product choices, but lifestyle choices as well.

Back in 2011, Lilou Mace interviewed Dr. Heng during her Juicy Living Tour. In it, Dr Heng shared an least known fact that 99% East Asians are lactose intolerant – she diagnoses them with dark circles around their eyes, heavy eyelids or having large pores on the cheeks surrounded by enlarged oil pores called Sebaceous Hyperplasia.

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