The thought of a vegan diet fills many people with apprehension. Vegans used to be seen as hippies nibbling on kale and tofu while yelling at others for eating meat. While these stereotypes have been discarded, several misconceptions remain about vegans. Here are 5 of the most popular misconceptions about vegans and why they are wrong.
5. Vegans just eat vegetables and their food tastes awful
No, vegans don’t just tasteless salads. A plant based diet mainly consists of starchy, energy-rich vegetables such as potatoes, beans, and whole grains. These can be used to make a number of rich, healthy and delicious dishes. Vegans eat pasta, pizza, sweet potato lasagne and thick stews. Just because they have no meat or animal products doesn’t make them any less tasty.