Veganuary might be in full flow, but this has also meant that the hatred aimed towards the vegan community is also ratcheted up to the nth degree.
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The latest snipe against vegans comes courtesy of Fisherman’s Friends lozenges, who commissioned a survey of 1000 people looking at how many days they took off work. The results were especially damning towards vegans as it was found that they take an average of five days off work due to coughs and colds compared with everyone else taking 2.5. They were also three times more likely to visit the GP than the average person as well.
The research didn’t go into any detail about the reasons for this, but it’s quite possible that this is because a vegan diet doesn’t actually give you everything that you need in order for your immune system to work. There’s also the possibility that they’re more likely to be twats because they’re vegan as well. Heather Russell at The Vegan Society is trying to disprove the first theory though, saying the following:
It’s possible to get all the nutrients your body needs from a vegan diet.
The Vegan Society has formed an alliance with the British Dietetic Association, promoting the message that well-planned vegan diets can support healthy living in people of all ages.
Research has linked this way of eating with lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.
I mean whilst this might be true and it probably is possible to have a healthy diet whilst vegan, the fact is that if you’re a twat that’s gonna call in a sick when you’ve got a little cold then that isn’t going to help you at all. Feel like that’s probably the case for most of the vegans bunking off work. Just saying.
For more vegans, check out this one that got vegan tattooed on her forehead. Idiot.