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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iHerb discount in Singapore!

iHerb discount in Singapore!

Just thought to share this with you my readers.

As I mentioned in a previous post, iHerb is the place to get good quality (e.g. organic) supplements and groceries. For health and also, for the home.

iHerb_SGVegan

Take advantage of iHerb’s special weekend discount, and get 10% off on all orders over $40.00 @ http://sg.iherb.com

In addition, enjoy Free SingPost for orders over $40.00. You will see the discount in the shopping cart. Now is a great time to do all your shopping for over 35000 natural products! This offer ends on Monday, August 3rd, at 10 a.m. (PDT) which means 1 am, 4 Aug this 10% discount + free delivery over $40.

Of course, if you apply my discount code of TNQ282, you get $10 off your first order! Enjoy 🙂

Get 10% off your Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2 movie premiere happening tomorrow 7pm!

Get 10% off your Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2 movie premiere happening tomorrow 7pm!

Feeling that you need a “reset” button on your life?

Swing by tomorrow’s Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2 movie premiere @ GV Vivocity.

Meet Joe Cross, the man in person who reset his entire life through a 60 day juice fast and learn how to do it from him, in person!

SGVegan_FSND2 10% Discount

Come by before that for activities from 6pm and try to spot me! 🙂

Read more about it here and here.

Last Call! Giveaway to Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2 Movie Premiere 3rd December 2014 @ GV Vivo Max 7-9pm

Last Call! Giveaway to Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2 Movie Premiere 3rd December 2014 @ GV Vivo Max 7-9pm

Update: After discussing with Le Bono Collections, SGVegan will not be taking any commissions for tickets sold. Get your tickets here. And remember to key in “REDEEMED” at checkout to get 10% off your Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2 movie premiere!

Good news all!

If you have not obtained your tickets to this coming Wednesday’s Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead 2 movie premiere at GV Vivocity to see the man in action, Joe Cross, who changed his life 180 degrees with a 60 days juice fast, I have 4 tickets to give away!

Simply comment at the bottom of this post on what interests you to want to attend this event! 🙂

Read on more here.

SGVegan_FSND2_Joe Cross Before and After

Winners will be contacted via email by Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014, 6pm.

If you are definitely coming, get your confirmed tickets here through my affiliate link. Every ticket comes with a goodie bag worth more than $50 – definitely worth the price. Plus, we can hang out together! 🙂

[Mr Bean} Products suitable for Vegans

2 weeks back I enquired with Mr Bean with regards to items that are suitable for vegans. I received their reply last week:

Below are some items listed that are suitable for Vegan and do let me know if you need any more info or clarifications. 🙂

  • Classic Soya Milk
  • Classic Beancurd
  • 3-in-1 Riceballs
  • Silk Soya Pudding
  • Vegetarian Soya porridge
  • All soya beverage except Icy Chocolate, Icy Mocha, Matcha Azuki, Mango Tango and Viet Coffee.

[Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead] Movie Premiere 3rd December 2014 @ GV Vivo Max 7-9pm

World Premiere Tour of Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead #2 will be screening in Singapore on 3rd December 2014 (Wednesday).

SGVegan_Fat Sick and Nearly Dead SG Premiere @ Vivo GV
SGVegan_Fat Sick and Nearly Dead SG Premiere @ Vivo GV

Joe Cross, the main protagonist will be here in person!

He did a 60 day fresh fruit and vegetable juice fast and changed his health completely.

If you have been battling with your food and health everyday, this would be a great premiere to note down in your diary.

It is not easy to become healthy, and it is tougher to stay healthy.

Early bird tickets are currently available here at S$49. You can also get them on Eventbrite (they do charge a commission for ticket sales) but I do hope you can support the running of SGVegan by purchasing it through my affiliate link instead. With the small commission I would be getting through the purchase of the tickets, SGVegan would be able to share more goodies with the community. 🙂

Do note that every ticket comes with a healthy goodie bag worth more than S$50! 🙂

Although the event starts at 7pm, festivities start from 6pm. Meet the man in person and ask your questions!

SGVegan_Fat Sick and Nearly Dead SG Premiere @ Vivo GV
SGVegan_Fat Sick and Nearly Dead SG Premiere @ Vivo GV

Here’s my link to get your (early bird) tickets.

If you have a group of 50 and more, please feel free to contact SGVegan @ sgvegan.wordpress@gmail.com so that you can enjoy 10% discount off your tickets!

Here’s the trailer:

See you there 🙂

[Update] Vegan Korean Option available (again) at The Soup Spoon

Previously, The Soup Spoon had Spicy Vegan Kimchi Tofu Stew option which was vegan.

They then un-veganized it, due to the batch of Kimchi which contained anchovies. Zz

Now, they removed the Kimchi and tada…, the Spicy Tofu Stew is born! 🙂

SGVegan_Spicy Vegan Tofu Stew
SGVegan_Spicy Vegan Tofu Stew

There is a promo now too:

SGVegan_The Soup Spoon Korea Draw
SGVegan_The Soup Spoon Korea Draw