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Oprah Wants YOU to Go Vegan

The following article was written by Keegan Baur.

Did you happen to catch last week’s “Vegan Challenge” episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show? If you missed it, have no fear—you can still get the scoop by checking out Oprah’s online Vegan Starter Kit. Here you can learn about how Oprah and 378 of her loyal staffers took on a seven-day vegan diet challenge. But the best things about the site are the tips and advice it provides!

If you’re thinking about going vegan (or even if you’ve never thought about it before), I encourage you to take advantage of this site’s terrific resources. Find answers to burning questions such as “How does a vegan get enough protein?” Print out the Vegan Shopping List and take it with you as you navigate the aisles of your local grocery store. Peruse the Three-Week Vegan Menu Plan and discover the diversity and nutrition that a well-balanced vegan diet can provide. Take a gander at new recipes or learn how to veganize your own family favorites. And just for fun, take a quiz to test your knowledge of meat consumption in the U.S.

With her vegan challenge, Oprah has opened the eyes of millions of viewers, provoking Americans to think before they eat. After all, a vegan diet is better for animalshuman health, and the environment. There’s really no reason not to at least give it a shot. Are you up for the challenge?

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  • Annette says:

    I tell people I am 100% vegetarian and 90% vegan, i do my best but it is hard with a meat/dairy eating husband and kids (who eat vegan dinners only) It has helped with my RA and made me realized that even though I am not an animal lover there isn’t any reason animals should suffer so we can eat them, it grosses me out now

  • acornseed says:

    Thanks Lisa and Kristen for the info. Kristen, I am going to check out the book.

  • Martin says:

    Next week Oprah buys everyone in America a free meal at KFC.

    Wait, she already did that.

    I came across this looking up information on Google for making the switch to veganism/vegetarianism. I find it ironic that PETA still backs Oprah after revitalizing KFC, which at the time was not looking too hot.

  • gigimomma says:

    Not sure if Oprah really did try a Vegan diet or not but I know how becoming a vegetarian has changed my life! I stopped eating meat, dairy etc. due to the fact that everytime I did I got very ill. Now I feel amazing, my skin is perfectly clear and I am loosing weight (none of which I planned on happening). I have a chronic health condition that rarely bothers me anymore and my dr even took me off a few medications I was on as I just don’t need them anymore! I encourage everyone I know to at least try it..and have even got my die hard carnivorous parents down to eating meat once a week…that in itself is a miracle!

  • isis0081 says:

    Hello again, does anyone think that as vegan/vegetarian products become more widespread and popular, the prices for the products will lower? I really enjoy many vegan/vegetarian products, such as non-dairy ice cream, but it’s a little pricey. I hope the prices will lower some time in the not too distant future.


    as God commanded in the last days meet eating will become unhealhful, & those that are aquinted with this and continuoslly reject will become careless concerning other truths during times

  • Lisa says:

    @acornseed, you don’t need to ever consume soy on a vegan diet. You certainly can, and if you’re only looking for meat substitutes, you will. But you don’t have to. I might eat it once every 2-3 weeks.

  • Kristin says:

    acornseed, you should be more worried about the health effects and risks caused by meat rather than soy. Soy is healthy and unless you have an allergy to it or eat way too much of it (too much of anything is bad) its a perfectly healthy and wholesome food. I suggest if you’re considering a vegetarian diet reading The World Peace Diet by Dr. Will Tuttle–it has a lot of great insight and facts about the human body and what our bodies are naturally designed to eat.

  • acornseed says:

    I have two girls and concerned about the health risks of soy for both myself and my daughters.

  • T. McTrollski says:

    She doesn’t. It’s just for publicity

  • Helena Anne says:

    yes need a change of pix

  • Bob K in Eugene says:

    Nice start, but an awful lot of processed foods on that list….

  • Carrie Smith says:

    I went vegetarian first and now for the past 2 weeks I am vegetarian and part time vegan I have had cheese 1 time in 2 weeks .. I am so happy and feel so much better since I went back to vegetarian and now im going all the way to vegan !!
    I saw a movie called Earthlings and it was the final kick to get me to go to vegan .. I went back to vegetarian when I saw a clip called glass walls .. There is no way I could ever have anything to do with the torture of any animal ever .. And the fact that it helps the enviroment and my health is a plus .. Im so excited ! my new and better life is so good for others too .. what humans do to destroy everything in their paths is just wrong .. we dont have the right to kill and mame and decide the fate of others .. Im happy there are so many other people who care and want to change the world .. Im on board .. Love this world and everything on it , because its all we have and its the right thing to do ..

  • Ellen S711 says:

    People are pretty misinformed where the vegan diet is concerned. There are plenty of options for protein as a vegan. The problem is getting enough vitamin D if one does not live in a sunny state. I am a vegan and I was recently diagnosed with D deficiency. It’s easy enough to remedy but vegans should be mindful that there are almost no plant sources of vitamin D.

  • Mike Mason says:

    READ THIS BOOK: HOW TO PREVENT AND REVERSE HEART DISEASE by Doctor Essylstyn Jr. based on The China Study (Bill Clinton’s new diet)!
    Can you imagine if there was no more heart disease, diabetes, dementia, stroke etc?
    Imagine how much less taxes people would have to pay for healthcare?

  • Jason Haynes says:

    Never thought I could go Vegan. Did it – 7 weeks ago. All I can say is WOW. My sense of smell – stellar. My sense of taste – dramatically improved. My sense of happiness and well being – overwhelming. That I am no longer part of ANY animal abuse is phenomenal.

  • FRANKI says:

    that shirt looks like theres a boob 😛