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veganfoody:

A collection of powerful videos you might want to check out.

Earthlings*
Skin Trade*
Meet Your Meat*
Bold Native*
The Cove*
Sharkwater*
Forks Over Knives
Vegucated
Fat Sick and Nearly Dead
Films for Action
Holocaust on a Conveyor Belt
What a Difference a Day Makes (music by Moby)
Speciesism: The Movie*
The Ghosts in our Machine*
Blackfish
~Edit: I’ve added your suggestions below:
The Gerson Miracle
Food Inc.
River of Waste
Food Matters
Gary Yourofsky’s Inspirational Speech at Georgia Tech
Peaceable Kingdom
More than Honey
Death on a Factory Farm
Hungry for Change
The Beautiful Truth
The Meatrix
Maximum Tolerated Dose
Behind the Mask*
Frankensteer
Revolution
Cowspiracy

*Some of these videos contain graphic material. I’ve marked the ones I know of.

Do you have any favourites you’d like to add?

I’ve posted this a few times before, but I wanted to share it again for new followers. Let’s see if we can get over 10,000 notes!

Vegan Shopping List

Bananas
Grapes
Strawberries
Blueberries
Apples and Oranges
Lemons and Limes
Garlic
Ginger
Silver Hills Bread
Chickpeas
Lentils
Pasta
Avocados
Spinach
Kale
Romaine
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Carrots
Onions
Green Peppers
Zucchini
Tomatos
Tomato Sauce
Gardein - veggie chicken, beef, fish
Field Roast - sausages
Olive Oil
Sesame Oil
Nutritional Yeast
Nut Butters - peanut, almond, pumpkin, cashew
Raw Nuts - cashews, pumpkin seeds, almonds
Hemp Seeds
Chia Seeds
Tofu
Vegenaise - veggie mayo
Daiya Cheese
Rice - wild, brown
Quinoa
So Delicious - yogurt and ice cream
TVP - textured vegetable protein
Soy Curls - awesome in stir fry!
Dandy Blend - healthy instant dandelion beverage that tastes like coffee!
Dark Chocolate
Almond Milk
Coconut Water
Tea

Get your EAT LIKE YOU GIVE A F*CK TOTE BAG from Thug Kitchen

What’s on your vegan grocery list?

Asker jrayszandor Asks:
Hey i love your blog! And i was wondering if someone like me, who likes to eat meat and comes from a place where meat is a like a god and such, can became a vegetarian? Im im the culinary school so i know a vegan diet is very good, ive been thinking about that simce last year, but know that my health is really bad i want to try it... Do you think i can be a vegetarian? Im very afraid of going well but having that desire of meat... Tips? What dp you think? Thanks and keep the good blog!!
veganfoody veganfoody Said:

Thanks! Sure.. anyone can go veg :) It’s easy if you get the right information to start with.

It takes about 3 weeks to break a food habit. So give it some time! Try substitutions like seitan, tofu, and tempeh.. Gardein and Field Roast are amazing too.

If you’re struggling with cravings, it could be your body is needing a nutrient associated with the craving. eg: if you’re craving red meat, it could be you just need to chow on some foods containing more iron - like chickpeas, lentils, spinach, tofu… 

Check out some films on how animals are treated like Earthlings.com. It was the movie that inspired me to go veg.

Vegucated and Forks over Knives are great movies too. I’ve compiled a list of other films here:
http://veganfoody.tumblr.com/post/75689195262/a-collection-of-powerful-videos-you-might-want-to

Search for local veg restaurants with Happycow.net 

Some more helpful posts: http://veganfoody.tumblr.com/tagged/tip

Good luck! If you have any questions.. don’t hesitate to ask me!

Anyone else have some tips?

veganfoody:

A collection of powerful videos you might want to check out.

Earthlings*
Skin Trade*
Meet Your Meat*
Bold Native*
The Cove*
Sharkwater*
Forks Over Knives
Vegucated
Fat Sick and Nearly Dead
Films for Action
Holocaust on a Conveyor Belt
What a Difference a Day Makes (music by Moby)
Speciesism: The Movie*
The Ghosts in our Machine*
Blackfish
~Edit: I’ve added your suggestions below:
The Gerson Miracle
Food Inc.
River of Waste
Food Matters
Gary Yourofsky’s Inspirational Speech at Georgia Tech
Peaceable Kingdom
More than Honey
Death on a Factory Farm
Hungry for Change
The Beautiful Truth
The Meatrix
Maximum Tolerated Dose
Behind the Mask*
Frankensteer
Revolution

*Some of these videos contain graphic material. I’ve marked the ones I know of.

Do you have any favourites you’d like to add?

I posted this a few times before, but wanted to share it again for all you new followers. Let’s see if we can get to 10,000 likes/reblogs!

Thursday, March 20th is #Meatout day! Dedicate one day (or more) to healthy vegan eating and you can be part of a worldwide change. For the animals, for the planet, for your health. Take the pledge at: www.meatout.org/pledge

Thursday, March 20th is #Meatout day! Dedicate one day (or more) to healthy vegan eating and you can be part of a worldwide change. For the animals, for the planet, for your health. Take the pledge at: www.meatout.org/pledge

57 Health Benefits of Going VeganGreat article! What health benefits did you notice when you went vegan?

57 Health Benefits of Going Vegan
Great article! What health benefits did you notice when you went vegan?

gettingahealthybody:

raincityvegan:

Massage Oil – Coconut oil soothes tired and sore muscles. Add a few drops of essential oils for more effect.
Athletes Foot – The powerful antifungal properties of coconut oil make it perfect for any fungal infection. Add a few drops of oregano or tea tree oil for more antifungal power.
Acne – Coconut oil gently fights the bacteria that cause acne. Dab it directly on the offending pimples and watch them shrink.
Cleanser – Coconut oil makes an effective and gentle cleanser to remove the grime of the day.
Lice – Coconut oil kills and removes this pesky problem.
Stretch Marks – Prevent and soften stretch marks from pregnancy with coconut oil for soft and supple skin.
Warts and Moles – Rub oil into area and cover with a bandage. Rub in fresh oil and place a new bandage each day.
Moisturizer – Coconut oil is an excellent way to soften and hydrate dry, rough, or damaged skin.
Face Scrub – Mix coconut oil with baking soda, sugar, or cinnamon and oatmeal for the perfect face scrub and exfoliator.
Dandruff – Massage coconut oil into the scalp to ease symptoms of dandruff, both itching and flaking.
Curb Appetite – Take a spoonful before meals to curb appetite so you don’t overeat.
Wrinkles – Rub into lines, creases, and wrinkles to rehydrate skin and soften those wrinkles away.
Sore Throat – Dissolve a spoonful in your mouth and let it slowly roll down the throat. This will coat and protect the throat, boost the health of mucus membranes, and fight any infection.
Ring Worm – Rub coconut oil onto affected area to kill the fungus that causes unsightly ringworm. Add tea tree oil to clear the infection even faster.
Lip Balm – Coconut oil hydrates and protects lips. Coconut even offers some protection from the sun, about an SPF 4.
Cold Sore – Coconut oil has antiviral properties that will help the body get rid of the virus that causes cold sores. Rub it on when needed and add a drop of oregano oil to speed healing.
Lubricant – Coconut makes an all-natural personal lubricant for intimate moments without chemicals.
Gum Removal – Coconut oil gets the sticky stuff out of hair, carpet, and anywhere else it doesn’t belong.
Pet Health – Coconut oil can do a multitude of things for pets, both topically and internally. It improves breath, makes for a shiny coat, eases joint problems, cleans ears, gets rid of fleas, and much more.
Stys/Pink Eye – Rub a small amount of coconut oil on the sty or around the eyes to get rid of these painful and annoying infections quickly.
Earaches – Earaches, swimmer’s ear, and ear infections clear up fast with a few drops of coconut oil mixed with garlic oil.
Cradle Cap – Coconut oil is gentle and safe for infants and helps ease the itching, pain, redness, and flaking associated with cradle cap.
Diaper Rash – Coconut oil can help heal mild diaper rash gently and effectively.
Bruises – Rub coconut oil into bruised skin to speed healing and watch the bruises fade fast.
Age Spots – Coconut oil has beneficial effects on any skin blemish. Use it to help fade age spots with powerful antioxidants.
Shaving Cream – Coconut oil keeps the razor gliding smoothly while leaving skin smooth and soft.
After Shave – Don’t want unpleasant bumps and rashes after shaving? Coconut oil soothes sensitive skin and promotes healing.
Toothpaste – Mix 1 part coconut oil with 1 part baking soda and add a couple drops of peppermint oil. This makes a refreshing, natural toothpaste that whitens and cleans without added preservatives, fluoride, sweeteners, or other chemicals.
Chicken Pox – Ease the itch and encourage healing with dabs of coconut oil. It also works on poison ivy, poison oak, mosquito bites, and other insect stings or bites.
Yeast Infections – Coconut oil fights these fungal infections internally and externally.
Makeup Remover – Coconut oil removes oil-based makeup easily, like mascara. It cleans, hydrates, and makes skin glow.
Conditioner – Coconut oil conditions, strengthens, and repairs hair. Massage it in and rinse it out after ten minutes. A small amount can be rubbed in to dry hair to tame frizz.
Polish Furniture – Coconut oil gives a protective shine to wood furniture. Just make sure you test it out on a small area to make sure you like the outcome.
Energy – Coconut oil and its medium chain triglycerides make it an excellent energy source to improve stamina, endurance, or just to give you a boost through the day.
Deodorant – Mix coconut oil with cornstarch, baking soda, and your favorite essential oils for a natural deodorant that smells fantastic.
Eye Cream – Reduce puffiness and dark circles with a few dabs of coconut oil.
Eczema – Coconut oil reduces the itchiness, pain, flakiness, and dryness of eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
Sunburn – Coconut oil can help prevent sunburn for short exposures. When you burn, it will also speed healing and take some of the sting away. Make sure you wait until all the heat has dissipated before applying it or you trap the heat in. Wait 24 to 72 hours depending on the extent of the burn.
Hemorrhoids – Coconut oil eases the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids and encourages natural healing both internally and externally.
Nose Bleeds – Rub a bit of coconut oil in nostrils to fight the dry cracking that can lead to nose bleeds and pain.
Canker Sores – Dab coconut oil on canker sores to kill infection and speed up healing. Coconut oil is also a far tastier way to treat canker sores than most other methods.
Toothaches – Coconut oil eases the pain and strengthens teeth. You can mix it with a drop of clove oil to almost instantly relieve pain.
Acid Reflux – Take a small spoonful with meals to keep acid reflux and heartburn at bay.
Urinary Tract – Treat urinary tract infections with a spoonful of coconut oil. It may even ease the painful passing of kidney stones.
Nursing – Coconut oil works great to repair dry, cracked skin, including sore nipples from nursing.
Alzheimer’s – Some research points to coconut oil as a way to slow the progression of or prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Bones – Coconut oil aids the body in the absorption of calcium and magnesium. Both minerals are important for strong bones and teeth.
Epilepsy – Coconut oil may reduce the incidence and intensity of epileptic seizures.
Fitness – Coconut oil boosts energy, increases metabolism, improves thyroid function, and aids healthy weight loss. It is the perfect addition to any workout or fitness regimen.
Cooking – Coconut oil doesn’t form harmful by-products when heated like most other oils and animal fats. Use it to replace butter, cup for cup in recipes. Sauté, cook, bake, broil, braise, and more using coconut oil as a healthier alternative. 

Nature is wonderful.

gettingahealthybody:

raincityvegan:

  • Massage Oil – Coconut oil soothes tired and sore muscles. Add a few drops of essential oils for more effect.
  • Athletes Foot – The powerful antifungal properties of coconut oil make it perfect for any fungal infection. Add a few drops of oregano or tea tree oil for more antifungal power.
  • Acne – Coconut oil gently fights the bacteria that cause acne. Dab it directly on the offending pimples and watch them shrink.
  • Cleanser – Coconut oil makes an effective and gentle cleanser to remove the grime of the day.
  • Lice – Coconut oil kills and removes this pesky problem.
  • Stretch Marks – Prevent and soften stretch marks from pregnancy with coconut oil for soft and supple skin.
  • Warts and Moles – Rub oil into area and cover with a bandage. Rub in fresh oil and place a new bandage each day.
  • Moisturizer – Coconut oil is an excellent way to soften and hydrate dry, rough, or damaged skin.
  • Face Scrub – Mix coconut oil with baking soda, sugar, or cinnamon and oatmeal for the perfect face scrub and exfoliator.
  • Dandruff – Massage coconut oil into the scalp to ease symptoms of dandruff, both itching and flaking.
  • Curb Appetite – Take a spoonful before meals to curb appetite so you don’t overeat.
  • Wrinkles – Rub into lines, creases, and wrinkles to rehydrate skin and soften those wrinkles away.
  • Sore Throat – Dissolve a spoonful in your mouth and let it slowly roll down the throat. This will coat and protect the throat, boost the health of mucus membranes, and fight any infection.
  • Ring Worm – Rub coconut oil onto affected area to kill the fungus that causes unsightly ringworm. Add tea tree oil to clear the infection even faster.
  • Lip Balm – Coconut oil hydrates and protects lips. Coconut even offers some protection from the sun, about an SPF 4.
  • Cold Sore – Coconut oil has antiviral properties that will help the body get rid of the virus that causes cold sores. Rub it on when needed and add a drop of oregano oil to speed healing.
  • Lubricant – Coconut makes an all-natural personal lubricant for intimate moments without chemicals.
  • Gum Removal – Coconut oil gets the sticky stuff out of hair, carpet, and anywhere else it doesn’t belong.
  • Pet Health – Coconut oil can do a multitude of things for pets, both topically and internally. It improves breath, makes for a shiny coat, eases joint problems, cleans ears, gets rid of fleas, and much more.
  • Stys/Pink Eye – Rub a small amount of coconut oil on the sty or around the eyes to get rid of these painful and annoying infections quickly.
  • Earaches – Earaches, swimmer’s ear, and ear infections clear up fast with a few drops of coconut oil mixed with garlic oil.
  • Cradle Cap – Coconut oil is gentle and safe for infants and helps ease the itching, pain, redness, and flaking associated with cradle cap.
  • Diaper Rash – Coconut oil can help heal mild diaper rash gently and effectively.
  • Bruises – Rub coconut oil into bruised skin to speed healing and watch the bruises fade fast.
  • Age Spots – Coconut oil has beneficial effects on any skin blemish. Use it to help fade age spots with powerful antioxidants.
  • Shaving Cream – Coconut oil keeps the razor gliding smoothly while leaving skin smooth and soft.
  • After Shave – Don’t want unpleasant bumps and rashes after shaving? Coconut oil soothes sensitive skin and promotes healing.
  • Toothpaste – Mix 1 part coconut oil with 1 part baking soda and add a couple drops of peppermint oil. This makes a refreshing, natural toothpaste that whitens and cleans without added preservatives, fluoride, sweeteners, or other chemicals.
  • Chicken Pox – Ease the itch and encourage healing with dabs of coconut oil. It also works on poison ivy, poison oak, mosquito bites, and other insect stings or bites.
  • Yeast Infections – Coconut oil fights these fungal infections internally and externally.
  • Makeup Remover – Coconut oil removes oil-based makeup easily, like mascara. It cleans, hydrates, and makes skin glow.
  • Conditioner – Coconut oil conditions, strengthens, and repairs hair. Massage it in and rinse it out after ten minutes. A small amount can be rubbed in to dry hair to tame frizz.
  • Polish Furniture – Coconut oil gives a protective shine to wood furniture. Just make sure you test it out on a small area to make sure you like the outcome.
  • Energy – Coconut oil and its medium chain triglycerides make it an excellent energy source to improve stamina, endurance, or just to give you a boost through the day.
  • Deodorant – Mix coconut oil with cornstarch, baking soda, and your favorite essential oils for a natural deodorant that smells fantastic.
  • Eye Cream – Reduce puffiness and dark circles with a few dabs of coconut oil.
  • Eczema – Coconut oil reduces the itchiness, pain, flakiness, and dryness of eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
  • Sunburn – Coconut oil can help prevent sunburn for short exposures. When you burn, it will also speed healing and take some of the sting away. Make sure you wait until all the heat has dissipated before applying it or you trap the heat in. Wait 24 to 72 hours depending on the extent of the burn.
  • Hemorrhoids – Coconut oil eases the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids and encourages natural healing both internally and externally.
  • Nose Bleeds – Rub a bit of coconut oil in nostrils to fight the dry cracking that can lead to nose bleeds and pain.
  • Canker Sores – Dab coconut oil on canker sores to kill infection and speed up healing. Coconut oil is also a far tastier way to treat canker sores than most other methods.
  • Toothaches – Coconut oil eases the pain and strengthens teeth. You can mix it with a drop of clove oil to almost instantly relieve pain.
  • Acid Reflux – Take a small spoonful with meals to keep acid reflux and heartburn at bay.
  • Urinary Tract – Treat urinary tract infections with a spoonful of coconut oil. It may even ease the painful passing of kidney stones.
  • Nursing – Coconut oil works great to repair dry, cracked skin, including sore nipples from nursing.
  • Alzheimer’s – Some research points to coconut oil as a way to slow the progression of or prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.
  • Bones – Coconut oil aids the body in the absorption of calcium and magnesium. Both minerals are important for strong bones and teeth.
  • Epilepsy – Coconut oil may reduce the incidence and intensity of epileptic seizures.
  • Fitness – Coconut oil boosts energy, increases metabolism, improves thyroid function, and aids healthy weight loss. It is the perfect addition to any workout or fitness regimen.
  • Cooking – Coconut oil doesn’t form harmful by-products when heated like most other oils and animal fats. Use it to replace butter, cup for cup in recipes. Sauté, cook, bake, broil, braise, and more using coconut oil as a healthier alternative. 

Nature is wonderful.

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Thinking about going vegan? These sites might help!

vegankit.com
Peta’s Starter Kit
PCRM’s 21 Day Kickstart
Vegan Outreach
Going Vegan with Ellen
Vegan Easy

Vegans - are there any others I’ve missed?