Seasonal holidays have come and gone but the weight gained during the month of December stayed behind. Makes you think about a new year resolution on getting back in shape, doesn’t it? So here is our tempting challenge; how about transitioning to being a vegan or vegetarian?
Quitting meat and all those delicious indulgences you’ve been treating yourself on for so many years is a hard thing and there is always one question: is it worth it? Give up all animal products including meat, fish, milk, cheese, eggs? According to all data, yes it is. After all, being vegan is about the health of mind and body. Here is why.
A vegetable-based diet will improve your health
A vegan diet is proven to have immense health benefits: increased energy, younger looking skin and overall youthfulness of the body. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it?
Well-planned plant-based diets are rich in protein, iron, calcium and other essential vitamins and minerals. The plant-based nutrients tend to be low in saturated fat, high in fibre and packed with antioxidants, helping you lose weight, prevent heart diseases or diabetes and even help fight cancer. Recent studies conducted on half-a-million people found that red meat and processed meat eaters died prematurely more frequently than other people, it is time for a change. Consuming whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and legumes that contain no cholesterol and are low in fat, especially saturated fats, will keep you healthy and happy.
With more than 600,000 people in Britain following a vegan diet, we can definitely say that today veganism is one of Britain’s “fastest growing lifestyle movements”.
Caring for the animals & environment makes all the difference
The thought of millions of animals being slaughtered makes us sick and people around the world have taken a stand against animal exploitation for years now. You can too. Try being vegetarian for a while and your perception on the way you look at processed food will change forever. One other effective thing we can do as individuals for the planet we live in is lower our carbon footprint and that can be achieved by avoiding all animal products. Add to this the fact that the vast amount of grain feed required for meat production is a significant contributor to deforestation, habitat loss, and species extinction and you will think twice about consuming animal products. Furthermore, a plant-based living is also a more sustainable way of feeding your family as a plant-based diet requires only one-third of the land needed to support a meat and dairy diet.
Finally, listen to the wise one
Albert Einstein once said that “nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet” while Pythagoras stated that “for as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap joy and love.”
So, how about trying vegetables for a while?
A vegan diet is proven to have immense health benefits: increased energy, younger looking skin and overall youthfulness of the body.