I Had a Crumby Cold

I deserved it.

You see, I *might* have been recently bragging about not getting sick on account of being vegan. I can’t talk for my fellow vegans but I was feeling pretty super-human for a while. Since going vegan, people around me would catch colds and I might catch them every now and then. Whilst everyone normally suffered, my cold would come and go, like a ship in the night some may say. I was a cold’s worst enemy.

Then a couple of weeks ago, it happened. A nasty cold found it’s disgusting way through my immune system and decided to stay. This cold was taking revenge. 

First my throat began to swell and I was struggling to swallow, then the next day my muscles were crazy sore and I could barely move. Normally my colds would last three days (max!) so I was certain I’d be feeling better soon. 

Oh, how wrong I was. 

Then the head cold began and I had green coming from everywhere. Everywhere. Well, not everywhere. From then on I couldn’t talk without violently coughing at whoever I was attempting to converse with.

All in all, it took about 10 days to get rid of this mega-cold. 

Please Cold Gods, don’t give me another mega-cold… I’ll stop saying that vegans don’t get bad colds any more! I promise!

So yea, vegans get colds. But do you know what they are a lot less likely to get? Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and a plant-based diet has also been shown to suppress certain types of cancer

Kapowwwwww!!! Killer end line right? I’d much rather a cold then one of the above.

Let me know if you’d like to find out more about the crazy number of benefits from eating a plant-based diet (which does not include exemption from colds). 

Thanks for reading 💚


13 thoughts on “I Had a Crumby Cold

  1. Crystal Marie says:

    Colds are the worst, right? It sure is interesting to learn that being Vegan and or eat long a plant-based diet can help avoid things like Diabetes and certain types of cancer. Good info!


  2. Vivienne says:

    Damn! This sounded like you had the flu! That sucks, I hope you are feeling 100% better. There is ONE other thing to mention about plant-based diets. It can prevent certain skin based auto-immune syndromes like eczema! I’ve noticed when I go one a plant-based only diet that my eczema goes away. 🙂

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    1. The Crumby Vegan says:

      Definitely wasn’t the flu but I appreciate your concern 🙂

      I love that you’re advertising veganism for me btw! It’s fab that your skin clears up when you eat more plant-based. I think the same happens for my husband 💚


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