Going Vegan

Going Vegan

Emily Tyson is a junior, studying vet tech at CCCTC. Emily is also vegan and she does not consume or use any animal or dairy products. Emily has been a vegan for roughly a year. She chose to be vegan because she did a lot of research on the items that we eat. She found that some of the materials we eat can be linked to have the same effect on the human body as cigarettes do. In order to keep her body healthy and get the things her body needs, Emily uses nutritional yeast flake which look and taste like cheese which gives her vitamin B12. She also eats a lot of leafy greens such as spinach and kale to get iron.

Being vegan is hard work but it does not stop her from finding foods that she likes. Her favorite food is watermelon. She also likes to make Vietnamese spring rolls, Indian Curry, Noodle stir-fries, and fried rice. Emily thinks that is can be very expensive to be vegan sometimes. When buying products like potatoes, onions, beans, and fruits it is very cheap. If she would like to get vegan meats, cheeses, or ice creams it is very expensive. When she eats “meat products” they are usually made out of textured vegetable proteins which are very soft but they do use a lot of seasoning to give it the texture and thickness of meat.

The only time Emily is judged is by her family members, but her friends are very supportive of her and she loves to share with others. She feels really bad for the animals and even though her friends aren’t vegan, she does not judge them for their eating habits. She loves to eat cookies and cakes. Duncan Hines created a line of vegan cakes, cookies, and frostings which she loves to make and eat.