‘The Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik Debunks Major Vegan Myths

Published by Carolyn Englar.

In a new video posted to her YouTube channel last week, actor Mayim Bialik addresses some major myths about being vegan and lets fans know that going vegan is fun, healthy, and delicious.

Mayim is best known for her role on The Big Bang Theory and (for those of you who were conscious in the mid-90s) the titular role on the series Blossom. But in addition to her impressive acting career, she’s also a passionate vegan.

In her video “5 WORST Things to Say to a Vegan,” Mayim reminds viewers that, yes, you can get enough protein by eating tasty, animal-free foods like quinoa, tofu, and beans. Oh, and there are plenty of delicious artisanal vegan cheeses to satisfy your cravings.

(We dare you to find someone who enjoys saying “artisanal cheese” as much as Mayim.)

This isn’t the first time that Mayim has spoken out about the benefits of being vegan or the horrors of eating animals. She teamed up with PETA five years ago for a “Trash Meat and Go Vegan!” campaign to spread the word about how going vegan helps us stay healthy, saves animals’ lives, and prevents us from being affected by nasty-meat recalls. She also has a popular vegan cookbook with tons of tasty and family-friendly recipes.

Ready to Go Vegan? PETA Can Help You Get Started
Mayim has done the math for you—going vegan is a no-brainer! Luckily, PETA has plenty of resources available to help make your transition a smooth one.

To kick things off, order PETA’s free vegan starter kit, which is full of helpful nutritional information and recipes.

Ready to take the next step in your compassionate journey? Join Mayim by signing this pledge to go vegan!

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“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind