Interesting facts about veganism are plentiful. Veganism, more than just being a diet, is a lifestyle. It does away with the use of animal products and involves the respect, honor, and protection of animals living on the earth. A person who adheres to this diet or lifestyle is called a vegan. Different definitions may be made by individuals, however, distinctions can be made between some types of vegans.
People who adhere to veganism do not eat anything made from animals, including dairy products, honey, eggs, meat, fish, milk, or honey. These types of vegans are often called omnivores. Vegans also avoid objects that may cause animal suffering, which includes cosmetics, clothes made from leather, some types of furniture made from cow fur, wool, silk, or other animal-derived material, some clothing produced in factories that exploit animals, and glass made from lead, zinc, or copper. Some vegetarians also want to exclude gelatin, some types of wine, egg whites, cream cheese, chocolate, some types of spices, peanuts, foods with chocolate in them, and yeast products such as bread.
While many people associate vegans with those who don’t eat animals, there is no strict requirement for vegans to avoid eating animals or other foods made from animal tissues. Some vegetarians and vegans do not eat any milk, meat, poultry, or eggs. Other interesting facts about veganism include that it is important to read the labels on the foods you buy, especially if they claim to be “100% vegetarian.” Just because a food item has a label stating it is “vegan” doesn’t mean you will necessarily know it’s healthy.
Social Media Facts
On September 13th, a social media company called Singh Rajput launched a number of accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, all of which promoted a gluten-free meal plan for the common man. Some of the followers took the social media companies seriously enough to actually buy the meals through the companies’ online ordering systems. Singh Rajput later clarified that the meals were meant as compliments to the new “Singh Rajput Gourmet” menus that would launch at the end of the year. The “Singh Rajput Gourmet” menu promises dishes like “Bhel Puri Gourmet Chicken Curry,” “Carnataka Papad,” “Seviyan Ka Steamed Carrot Cake,” and “Acha Mukul”. The “Acha Mukul” is supposed to be inspired by the famous Indian dumpling-style snack found in the southern state of Bengal, “Acha Mukul Munch.” The “Carnataka Papad” is supposed to be a delicious vegetarian tamago, much like a popular appetizer found in Bangalore.
Another animal-product brand that made an appearance on the social media scene was taken. Takia is a popular brand of sesame oil used in Indian cooking. Like many other Indian condiments, tail is heavily advertised in English, so it can appear to have a strong international presence. According to an interview with an executive from a major sesame oil company, the company is planning to market takia in 2020, likely on the heels of Singha Rajput branding.
Veganism and the New Year’s resolutions seem to be interlinked for the most part. Many people find that they have a hard time sticking to a healthy vegan diet, because of the holidays. Some Vegan followers opt to use animal products during the holidays, such as mulled wine, or chocolate gifts. In addition, vegans are typically seen as healthier consumers than meat eaters, which can make gaining weight easier. While veganism may seem like a fad for the short term, it is quickly gaining popularity among mainstream society.
Although the holiday season can bring about mild dietary restrictions for some Vegans, the rise of interest in veganism as a lifestyle choice did not begin until late in the 20th century. Prior to World War I, there were very few vegans, meaning that they did not consume animal products at all. During this time, vegetarianism became more widespread. By the end of World War II, veganism was becoming more accepted by both the US and the rest of the world. Today, Veganism is considered a moderate eating choice.
Because there are so many interesting facts about veganism, it would be impossible to talk about the topic in only a few minutes. If you are new to the vegan movement, or want to expand your knowledge, researching the history of veganism is an excellent way to learn more. If you are interested in going completely vegan, there are several books and websites that can help you find the information you need. Regardless of what path you choose, veganism is an important choice that impacts many people’s lives, whether it is for ethical reasons or health reasons.