A few days before the battle chimes many of us write a list of promises and plans for the coming year. Some of it is weight loss, improving nutrition, healing the body and work on yourself. One of these purposes may combine many of them – the transition to veganism. Here are 10 great reasons to go to the vegetable diet.
This is the best way to help animals
Did you know that every vegan saves nearly 200 animals per year? There is no more simple way to help the animals and prevent their suffering than it is to choose plant-based foods instead of meat, eggs and milk.
Weight loss and energy
One of the goals in the new year – losing weight? Vegans on average 9 pounds lighter than meat eaters. And unlike many unhealthy diets that cause you feeling tired, vegan allows you to lose weight forever and get a boost of energy.
You will be healthier and happier
Veganism is perfectly for your health! According to the Academy of nutrition and dietetics, vegans are less likely to develop heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure than meat eaters. Vegans get all the nutrients they need for health, such as vegetable protein, fiber and minerals without any nasty substances in the meat that slow down the person and cause nausea due to saturated animal fat.
Vegan food is delicious
When you become vegan, you will still be able to eat all your favorite meals, including hamburgers, nuggets and ice cream. What’s the difference? You will get rid of cholesterol that has been associated with the use of animals for food. As the demand for vegan products is growing rapidly, companies are releasing more and more delicious alternatives that are much healthier than their counterparts, and do not harm any living creature. In addition, the Internet is full of recipes that will help you get started!
Meat is dangerous
Meat often contains faeces, blood and other bodily fluids – all of this makes animal products a major source of food poisoning. Scientists from the school of public health Johns Hopkins tested chicken from the supermarket and found that 96% of chicken infected with Campylobacter, a dangerous bacterium that causes 2.4 million cases of food poisoning a year, leading to diarrhea, cramps, abdominal, pain and heat.
Help the starving in the world
Eating meat harms not only animals, but people. For animals in agriculture require tons of crops and water. Specifically, to produce 1 pound of meat requires about 13 pounds of grain! All this plant food could be used much more efficiently if people just ate. The more people that become vegan, the better we will be able to feed the hungry.
The preservation of the planet
Meat is not environmentally friendly. Consumption is one of the worst things you can do for the Earth. The production of meat is wasteful and causes enormous amounts of pollution, and the industry is also one of the main causes of climate change. The adoption of a vegan diet is more effective than switching to a more environmentally friendly car in the fight against climate changes.
It is fashionable, after all!
The list of stars who shun animal flesh, is constantly growing. Joaquin Phoenix, Natalie Portman, Ariana Grande, Alicia Silverstone, Casey Affleck, Lead Harrelson, Miley Cyrus are just some of the famous vegans who regularly appear in fashion magazines.
Veganism is sexy
Vegans usually have more energy than meat-eaters, which suggests that late making love to them not a burden. And guys: the cholesterol and saturated animal fat found in meat, eggs and dairy products don’t just clog the arteries of your heart. Over time, they also impede blood flow to other vital organs.
Pigs are smarter than you think
Although most people are less familiar with pigs, chickens, fish and cows than dogs and cats. The animals used for food, as intelligent and able to suffer, like animals living in our homes. Scientists say that pigs can even learn to play video games.
So what are you waiting for?