"The Vegan Police" how and why vegan

Hosted by Joan Hunt
Group active since Mon, May 16, 2011

Vegans are frequently misunderstood as fringe eaters with an unnatural passion for animal rights.
While many vegans do feel passionately about animals, its time for others to see that a vegan diet
and lifestyle go way beyond animal rights. Following a healthy, balanced vegan diet ensures a host
of health benefits as well as prevention of some of the major diseases striking people in North America.
So come check out our group and ask what ever questions you want about being vegan,
or maybe you can answer someone else s questions.

I believe in real facts that have the science to back it up not just what is popular at the time and if you do too this group is for you.

I hope to have intelligent discussions with people who know about diet and nutrition. and maybe answer questions about things I already know to anyone who is interested.

Stephanie Watson
Feb 12, 2014

Vegan for almsot two years now I think

My husband and I have been vegan for almost two years now. We both have gotten a lot healthier. I joined this group a long time ago and forgot about it. I am looking forward to participating more now that we finally bought and moved into our "retirement" house. Gonna have a garden this year too. Can't wait to see what everyone shares.

Peg Hicks
Apr 3, 2013

egg replacers

What is the best egg replacer you have found ?

Shelley Madison
Sep 7, 2012

New to group; three recipes posted so far

Hi everyone,
I'm a long time vegetarian and went vegan in 10/2011. I've added three recipes so far! Check 'em out:
Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies

Chickpea Enchiladas

Oaty Apple Almond Bars

Ruth Fisher
Aug 30, 2011

the cooking contest

Joan or anyone,

Are y'all going to submit recipes for the contest? Is it supposed to be baked goods? or main meal?

Ruth in Chattanooga, TN

nadine mesch
Jul 7, 2011

I have a favor to ask

My husband is a finalist in a recipe contest.
and I have a favor to ask....
Will you please vote for his recipe???
The recipe with the most votes wins. You only need to vote once.
But basically to win we need as many votes as possible.

Eating Well magazine is sponsoring the contest.
Would you please click the link below:


and VOTE for recipe, #2
2. Savory al fresco® Spinach & Feta Chicken Sausage, Butternut Squash & Orzo

It is a 1 time vote only.
The recipe that receives the most votes wins a trip.
( Needless to say....paying tuition for 2 children attending college we could certainly use a free trip )
and, when you vote you have a chance of winning $1,000.
we need as many votes as possible, so please vote and If you would also PASS this on to friends, family, co-workers, Facebook and blogs, AND ask them to do the same. I would really appreciate it. Its the only way we have a chance to possibly win.
Thank you all so much. Nadine

Joan Hunt
Jul 7, 2011

Secrets To Preventing Osteoporosis

This is a link for anyone on a vegan diet interested in Preventing Osteoporosis. Besides calcium, which other nutrients are critical to strong bones? Which foods put your bones at risk? Which exercises keep your bones strong and which don't? When are x-rays and bone density tests deceptive? Does fluoridated water strengthen your bones or deteriorate them? Do dairy products protect you from osteoporosis, or put you at greater risk?

This is an audio file that is available for a short time!


Joan Hunt
Jul 7, 2011

The Protein Myth

With the traditional Western diet, the average American consumes about double the protein her or his body needs. Additionally, the main sources of protein consumed tend to be animal products, which are also high in fat and saturated fat. Most individuals are surprised to learn that protein needs are actually much less than what they have been consuming. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein for the average, sedentary adult is only 0.8 grams per kilogram of body weight.2

To find out your average individual need, simply perform the following calculation:

Body weight (in pounds) X 0.36 = recommended protein intake (in grams)

Joan Hunt
Jun 20, 2011

what vegan recipes are you looking for?

I have accumulated a good amount of vegan recipes not all of them are posted yet and I like to try and get pictures of them as I post them.

I have such a large amount of good recipes here I thought I would ask what it is that people are looking for right now and it will give me a place to start posting.