When it comes to veganism most people think of replacing the use of animals in your diet, which means no meat or dairy or honey. But you might be surprised to find out that animal products aren’t just in your food.
I know that I was.
About two years after adopting a vegan lifestyle I actually adopted a vegan lifestyle and it was hard and pricier at first, but these days you can find vegan lifestyle products just about everywhere.
Today we’re going to talk about a few vegan lifestyle items that you may or may not know CAN contain animal products.
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As a vegan there are a few questions guaranteed to get under your skin, to fill you with rage and make you want to commit acts of violence against those who question you in bad faith.
The top of the list is, where do you get your protein.
Right under that is, how can XYZ be vegan? Today that’s what I want to talk about.
When I first began my vegan journey in 2017, I was solely focused on the animals that went into my body and stopping that, period. It meant–and still means–carefully reading ingredients lists on every dang thing that I buy. Of course that started with food, especially things that you wouldn’t think have animal products in them such as potato chips (hello milk powder) and jarred or canned products that are not vegetables.
The more I explored what it meant to be vegan and all the ways in which animals are exploited to make our lives easier, or whatever. That’s when I started to realize just how much we make use of animals in our daily lives.
Whether it’s a snack like peanut butter, which of course shouldn’t have ANY animals in it, or more innocuous products like face moisturizer, lotion and toothpaste, So many of our regular, every day items contain animal products.
More talk of vegan skin & health care products discussed here.
So now, for me, being vegan means being more aware of all the other ways we all may or may not contribute to the exploitation of animals. I won’t get too preachy, so let’s just think of this post as a way to expand your horizons.
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