The only troubling thing about being vegan is knowing that you are enlightened and aware of the injustices and exploitations and violence imposed upon animals, but that everyone else is living blindly, unknowing that they are perpetuating these things further, or knowing, and continuing to employ them because of ‘taste,’ 'convenience,’ and 'expense,’ which are totally FALSE and ARBITRARY constructs of human society, socialization, industrialization, and commercialization.

Being vegan is not 'difficult.’ Being vegan, first and foremost, is about living a cruelty-free life and spreading assertions and messages of peace, equality, and justice to all sentient beings, and not simply to the human ones. We all have personalities, fears, hopes, dreams, feelings, and emotions to whatever degree- and to which degree should not measure how we treat ourselves. There is no “them” or “us” because that isolation and separation based on species is what promotes the discriminatory and exploitative behaviors and mentalities. A person cannot profess to believe in total equality unless they are vegan, because the TRUTH is that animals are being slaughtered and caged and maimed and SUFFER because of what many humans perceive to be “natural” and “acceptable,” and that is the horrifying knowledge that vegans have: we know of these things, and yet we are cast aside as being 'uneducated’ and 'extreme.’ Our knowledge is priceless and IMPERATIVE to moving forward and to continuing to advocate for the rights of all sentient beings.

Fresh juice every morning never gets old💛 Usually I blend my juice with bananas or other fruit to have more of a meal. But this one was orange, carrot and ginger. Due to the high content of beta carotene(which your body converts into Vitamin A) this juice is amazing for your eyes, liver and skin. The carrots and ginger are both powerful anti-inflammatories, so if your suffering from any pain this will help!

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.

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

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.

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.