Chances are, most vegans have said, “I could never be vegan. I like ______ too much” at some point in their lives. Unless you are raised vegan, converting to a lifestyle free of animal products is a big change. Our society uses animal products in almost everything we eat, especially processed foods. Did you know that marshmallows and Jell-O have animal products in them? They both contain gelatin, which is derived from collagen obtained from various animal body parts. What about wine? Some use fining agents to help clarify the wine that is made from animal products. However, if you have been considering going vegan but keep telling yourself that you can’t do it, think again! Here are eight easy steps you can take to become vegan.
In the past few years, there has been a lot more awareness brought to the practice of animal agriculture, including documentaries such as Forks Over Knives, What the Health, Cowspiracy, and Vegucated. Although some of the claims that the documentaries make should be taken with a grain of salt, it is impossible to ignore the appalling conditions the animals are forced to live in, as well as the lack of sustainability of a meat-centered diet.