By Published On: 13 June 2011176 words0.9 min read

Vegan Margarita

The new Huffington Post article, Healthy Vegan: How To Avoid 3 Common Pitfalls, is confusing me.  The article mentions three pitfalls; Highly Refined and Processed Oils, Hidden GMO Ingredients, and Sweeteners.  It’s this last one that I have questions on.

The Sweeteners section begins by telling you the dangers of highly refined and/or processed sugars- good stuff to know.  Then, strangely, it mentions honey as a “more unrefined sweetener option” over agave.  But the honey talk stops there.  The author doesn’t recommend you eat honey necessarily, it’s not listed under “more unrefined sugar options”- so why did honey make it in this article to begin with?

So confusing.  Is the author implying that honey is an appropriate “unrefined sweetener option” for vegans?

Side note: Life without agave would mean a life without my perfect margarita, since I only use lime, tequila, and agave in it.  That would be a tragedy.  I’m just sayin’.

The article ends with, “The healthiest vegan diets are simply those based on high quality, minimally processed, whole foods.”  I totally agree.

By Published On: 13 June 2011176 words0.9 min read

Vegan Margarita

The new Huffington Post article, Healthy Vegan: How To Avoid 3 Common Pitfalls, is confusing me.  The article mentions three pitfalls; Highly Refined and Processed Oils, Hidden GMO Ingredients, and Sweeteners.  It’s this last one that I have questions on.

The Sweeteners section begins by telling you the dangers of highly refined and/or processed sugars- good stuff to know.  Then, strangely, it mentions honey as a “more unrefined sweetener option” over agave.  But the honey talk stops there.  The author doesn’t recommend you eat honey necessarily, it’s not listed under “more unrefined sugar options”- so why did honey make it in this article to begin with?

So confusing.  Is the author implying that honey is an appropriate “unrefined sweetener option” for vegans?

Side note: Life without agave would mean a life without my perfect margarita, since I only use lime, tequila, and agave in it.  That would be a tragedy.  I’m just sayin’.

The article ends with, “The healthiest vegan diets are simply those based on high quality, minimally processed, whole foods.”  I totally agree.

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  1. Rhea June 13, 2011 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Sigh…honey is SO not Vegan!!!!

  2. justray June 13, 2011 at 11:34 am - Reply

    Here is my guess. This article was written for non-vegans at one point in time. And then coy and pasted to fit the vegan angle. But poor editing left the Honey in the article.