Living Vegan For Dummies
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The fun and easy way® to live a vegan lifestyle
Are you thinking about becoming a vegan? Already a practicing vegan? More than 3 million Americans currently live a vegan lifestyle, and that number is growing. Living Vegan For Dummies is your one-stop resource for understanding vegan practices, sharing them with your friends and loved ones, and maintaining a vegan way of life.
This friendly, practical guide explains the types of products that vegans abstain from eating and consuming, and provides healthy and animal-free options. You'll see how to create a balanced, nutritious vegan diet; read food and product labels to determine animal-derived product content; and stock a vegan pantry. You'll also get 40 great-tasting recipes to expand your cooking repertoire.
- Features expert guidance in living a vegan lifestyle and explaining it to friends and family
- Includes proper dietary guidelines so you can get the nutrition you need
- Gives you several action plans for making the switch to veganism
- Provides parents with everything they need to understand and support their children's choices
With the tips and advice in Living Vegan For Dummies, you can truly live and enjoy a vegan way of life!
Urgent action is required to remedy the situation.” Livestock production was deemed to be a bigger threat and contributor to global warming than pollution from cars. So, it’s true: It’s more environmentally friendly to be an SUV-driving vegan than it is to be a Prius-driving meat eater! Factory-farm manure not only causes water pollution, but it also causes water scarcity. Industrial animal agriculture requires massive amounts of groundwater for cleaning facilities, cooling animals in hot
want to stop eating animal products. You like to wear clothes, but you want to stop wearing animal products. You like to wash and pamper your body, but you want to stop using products that contain animal ingredients or products that were tested on animals. When you buy something to use or consume, you often ask yourself or someone else “where did this come from?” or “what is this made of?” or “what am I contributing to when I buy this?” You have cooked a little or none at all,
but you know you would like to start making some if not all your own food. You’re curious about how to maintain proper health while eating a vegan diet. You aren’t afraid to take a risk or be considered “weird” by the rest of society — most cool vegans are a little outside the mainstream, but that’s what we like to be! If these assumptions spoke to you, you found yourself nodding your head while reading this list, or you can easily picture your loved one who wants to become a
options and medicines. Compounding pharmacies can make some prescriptions to order and may have vegan ingredients available to create the right dosage and combinations. However, call ahead and ask about the specific medication you’re looking for. If you can’t find a vegan medication, don’t be a martyr — protect your health and that of your family. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (www.pcrm.org) is steadily gaining ground in encouraging medication that isn’t tested on animals.
life as a plant-food lover. Knowing how to shop for food, cook it, and make it delicious are the most important, basic, vegan skills a person can have. Even if you can’t boil water or your cupboards are as bare as Mother Hubbard’s, Chapter 7 can walk you through the steps of creating a basic vegan kitchen. Living in a vegan bubble with vegan friends who love to make vegan food would be ideal, but many of us live in “mixed families” of meat and veggie heads. The combining of food ethics at home