Vegans can get a bad press - and this can be totally undeserved. Most of the time, the negative way that people talk about vegans is due to stereotypes. Rather than paying attention to what vegans are actually like, critics of vegans often prefer simply to rely on detrimental stereotypes of vegan behavior. Below, you will find 8 of the most annoying stereotypes of vegans that seem to never die!
1. Vegans Are Unhealthy:
If you say you are a vegan, suddenly everyone wants to share with you their nutritional advice! Vegans are frequently stereotyped as being weak and ill, however the abundance of vegan athletes and weight lifters suggests otherwise. Vegans can get all of their calcium, protein, and other essential nutrients from their diet - and even B12 can be catered for with fortified milks and nutritional yeast rather than supplements.
2. Vegans Are Self-Righteous:
Perhaps this stereotype stems from the fear that vegans are secretly judging and commenting on what other people eat. However, self righteousness is not an essential ingredient in any vegan diet! Yes, granted, many vegans eat the way that they do because they believe that a vegan diet is more ethical. But that does not mean that vegans think that they are better than other people because of this decision they have made.
3. Vegans Love Animals More Than Humans:
All vegans have heard some variation of this criticism: 'why do you bother so much with animals when there are so many humans suffering on ...Continue reading