As a stepping stone towards a healthier diet, most are tempted to try the vegan option. But they soon decide that it’s not for them because it seems too complex. But, maybe it’s time to break down the myth. Is it actually so difficult to eat a vegan diet? In short, no. And here is why…
The Abundance Of Protein
The big concern for most is where they going to get their protein from. But, from the various meat substitutes on sale, even green vegetables like beans, peas, and spinach, you can very easily get your protein in abundance. People greatly underestimate how much protein there is in a cup of green vegetables. Boiled peas alone is 9 grams of protein per cup. Add lentils and nuts into your diet, and you’ve got nothing to worry about! In fact, pulses and legumes are a very good source of protein and fiber in general. If you look at this hummus recipe from Nomad’s Marketplace as one way to get your protein in, you will see that it’s not just plain, tasteless food that is the mainstay of the vegan diet!
If you’re struggling for main motive to eat a vegan diet, maybe this will swing it for you. Because cuts of meat and cheese are incredibly expensive, going for vegetables, pulses, and whole grains can mean you will save a lot of money that can go on better life purchases. And even if you still like the taste of steak, having meat as a weekend treat will still save you a lot of money in the long run.
There’s More Choice Now
As more people are going towards a vegan diet, the supermarkets have had to stock dairy alternatives to meet demand. There is usually a vegan option in most places, not to mention the fact that there are more vegan restaurants opening up that provide food as tasty as their meat counterparts.
It Gets You Thinking!
A lot of people don’t like the decision fatigue that comes with eating vegan, but the one way to bypass this is to ensure that you cook everything. As a result, this doesn’t just stop you relying on processed food from the supermarket, but you’ve got to come up with new and tasty dishes at home so the food doesn’t become boring. As a result, you get more creative with your vegetables. Curries are a wonderful way to get more vegetables in your diet but you can’t have them all the time. Start to consider how you can do a Mexican night with vegan ingredients or if your favorite meat dishes can be transformed into a vegan version.
And as there are more people looking for vegan counterparts these days, if you think that it’s still difficult; you are wrong! There is such a demand now, that, if you, at the very least, want to give it a go, there’s plenty of ways for you to dip your toe into this world. It’s all down to personal preference, but if you find yourself feeling better, then why don’t you make it a part of your lifestyle?