The first question that came to our form was from an individual named Jamison. Jamison asked about the topic of food purity and judging others within the context of a vegan diet.
It’s proven that some type of foods is cleaner than others. Less processed foods are better for you than processed foods. Just because some foods are labeled and marketed to be more “healthy” (granola, etc) it does not mean that it’s always healthier. Vegan junk food is not “healthier” than regular junk food. Although we subscribe to a plant-based/vegan diet, we believe that there are many different options for those to live a healthy and vibrant life without going fully vegan. There is no one diet that will benefit everyone. Not every “diet” will work for everyone. The only person who knows your body is yourself, not a doctor or dietitian. When looking for food “pure” foods, focus on the quality of the ingredients rather than calories or fat in the foods. The better quality the ingredients the better it can nourish your body.
When you embrace a new way of living through a diet, it’s natural for you to want to tell your loved ones and others about the benefits of it. When you do that, you push your values on to someone who may have different views. Judgment comes from criticizing someone’s way of living based on your values. Everyone has their own set of values, just because they live a different way does not mean there is anything wrong with them. Everyone is doing the best they can with the resources given. If you are worried about not being “vegan” enough know there is not one way to live.
Hope this helps,
Jasmine and Phrieda
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