Actress and author Mayim Bialik graciously sat down with Animal Equality to discuss the power of veganism in her life and her hope that more people realize how easy it is to switch to plant-based.
First it was discovering that my allergies my whole life were exacerbated by dairy – thanks to the UCLA doctor I went to with repeated sinus infections in college. And my friend Denise was the one who was raising vegan kids joyfully and on a budget – that was the inspiration I needed.
Well, sinus infections from dairy are gone! And my allergies have improved overall. I also don’t feel guilty when I eat anymore…I used to feel guilty for all of the animals being used for my meals and now I don’t!
Take it slow. Find ways to enjoy salads and pastas and things like Asian foods which don’t rely on dairy and can be delicious without meat. And don’t try for 'imitation' stuff right away – your palette needs to 'forget' a little bit before you venture into substitutes!
Mayim Balik explains why she's vegan
That it’s only for rich white people. All kinds of people make the choice to be vegan and it doesn’t have to be expensive!
Ha - I am the only vegan here but it’s still awesome to have so many animal lovers around for sure!
Get educated! I wrote a cookbook with Dr. Jay Gordon with recipes and all of the health and nutrition info parents need to understand what it means to be vegan and raise a healthy vegan kid. It’s not that hard, I promise!
My dream is for large charity dinners and corporate events to stop serving meat. It’s a no brainer to me; there are ways to feed guests at events without all of those chickens and cows losing their lives. So many people don’t even eat their main courses; it would save so much money and lives. Let’s get on it, fellow advocates!
This interview was originally published on Animal Equality's Love Veg website here
Photo credit: Dove Shore
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