Michelle Pfeiffer, Beyoncé, Jay Z … Many celebrities claim to be vegan and proud to be. Can we follow them with our eyes closed? In "Vegan Living" Tuesday, June 18 at 10:25 pm, Art offers you to see more clearly …
Vegetarian and vegan, it's the same
FALSE. Vegetarians exclude meat and fish from their dish, but vegans are much more strict: they ban all products from animals (eggs, milk, honey …). As opposed to animal husbandry, they also refuse to wear leather shoes and clothes made of wool, silk or fur. Veganism is not just a diet but an ethic, a philosophy of life.
Vegans are at risk of deficiencies
TRUE. Removal of meat protects against hypertension, diabetes and colon cancer. But "expelling all animal products requires vigilance and a good knowledge of nutrition, otherwise we are exposed to deficits," said Nathalie Negro, a nutritionist at the Baths of Brides-les-Bains. Protein deficiencies are few because vegans eat lots of grains and vegetables. The main risk is vitamin B12 deficiency, which is necessary for the production of red blood cells and the integrity of the brain. As it is only provided by products of animal origin, the vegans should complement.
This diet is suitable for all
FALSE. Growing children, just like pregnant women, have high nutritional needs that this diet can not fill easily. The same applies to elderly or sick people who must be followed by a nutritionist.
All vegan stamped products are good for your health
FALSE. Vegan does not necessarily mean healthy. Vegetable steaks, vegan burgers, and mock-mages at the grocery store are often very greasy, over salted and stuffed with additives. Also be careful with vegan sugar-free, health-damaging dessert creams.
Vegan cosmetics are not necessarily organic
TRUE. They do not contain beeswax, red cochineal (natural dye present in confectionery or lipsticks), nor lanolin, nor animal gelatin, but contain synthetic ingredients derived from petroleum. And its components extracted from plants could be pesticides, unlike organic products. None of them have been tested on animals since European regulations banned it since 2013.