742) I love being a secret 'vegan agent'. I did it yesterday at a party when a conversation turned and we started talking about nutrition. So I took the opportunity to ask what people think of veganism, I think it's a cool opportunity to see what people really think. And surprisingly, a lot of people agree with veganism (also it's a good time to recommend vegan products without looking biased)

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vegetable soup is vegan
I shouldn’t have to tell someone every time something is vegan
That carrot, it’s vegan
That pasta is vegan. Yes even with the sauce. 
That fruit bowl is vegan
Aren’t you getting tired of me telling you shit’s vegan?
I mean that water you’re drinking is vegan
That potato is vegan
That mayo you bought is vegan- oh it’s because you have allergies that makes sense

I’m going to give you some spaghetti- watch out though it doesn’t have meat on it. So this is technically by definition, a vegan food- but you love spaghetti! Oh..

Just this is how it is
It really is

You tell someone something is vegan and they dont want to eat it even if it’s their favorite food
Even though they eat vegan type foods all the time
And you have to tell them that what you’re eating is a vegan version 
But then that’s too annoying 
But if you don’t say it, than you must not be vegan anymore

It’s bull fucking shit

Cleaning the oceans one step at a time

Two Australians created this container that collects plastic, paper, oil, fuel and detergent floating in the ocean. They want to implement it the middle of next year to clean up the sea worldwide. It seems a great idea. The only “but” as always is money, so they are raising funds to get to their goal. You can see their project and donations here.

Where do you get your iron?

You may know that iron is absolutely vital for health and necessary for the production of hemoglobin, a protein that transfers oxygen from the lungs to the tissues, however what many people don’t realise is that there are two kinds of iron: heme-iron and non-heme iron.

Heme-iron is not regulated by the body, which means it is always absorbed, while non-heme iron is regulated by the body and only absorbed when it is required.

Both types of iron are present in meat, but plants and fortified foods only contain non-heme iron.

Although heme-iron is generally absorbed better, a high absorption rate is not necessarily a good thing as the body actually has no mechanism for disposing of excess iron. It just builds up. However non-heme iron (the kind you get from plants) is more beneficial to the human body because its absorption remains safely regulated so the body can naturally regulate the amounts of iron being absorbed based on the current levels in your body.

Iron from animal sources (heme-iron) can accumulate to harmful levels, and a surplus of iron can actually be more damaging than a deficiency, but only those people who eat meat or take iron supplements are in danger of a surplus.

Read the rest of the article:

http://www.riseofthevegan.com/bl…/where-do-you-get-your-iron

Quote from Emily Deschanel, an American actress and producer. She’s been vegan for over 20 years, and continues to be one of the most influential vegans of today. 

We use less resources when producing vegan food. It only makes sense, sustainability-wise, to go vegan. Animal agriculture is destroying humanity and earth’s balance. Think about veganism.

Sources:

1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.

PSA for vegans

Don’t be afraid to be “that vegan”
Don’t think it’s none of your business
Don’t hesitate to educate others
Don’t be shamed by people who make fun of veganism
Don’t be quiet about it; Protecting the environment is a big deal. Advocating for animals is a big deal.