10 Reasons Why You Might Like To Try Veganism!
Veganism is not eating, using, buying any products or foods that contain animal contents. Vegans do not eat meat, fish, dairy or honey. Most vegans choose not to buy or wear leather, silk, wool, suede and any other kind of material that has come from an animal. As well as these choices a lot of vegans choose vegan cosmetics and toiletries over the conventional high street products that are not vegan.
The world is changing and opening up to veganism and its ever growing list of benefits. As a vegan company, this is great news and hopefully its only going to grow from here on.
10 reasons why you might want to try being a vegan:
- Animals like cows, pigs, fish, chickens, and other animals that often end up on our plates have emotions, just like each of us. They experience all the feelings we do, love, happiness, grief, and fear. They may not be able to verbalize their emotions into the human language but it does not mean that they are unable to feel this.
- Researchers have discovered that their is a link with vegan diets and lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.
- A lot of the food grown on farmland is given to farm animals to help them grow before slaughter. To be exact, globally 83% of farmland is set aside to raise animals for food. That land could be used for fruits, vegetables, grains etc and help world hunger.
- There is an ongoing battle with less water being drinkable due to pollution but as well as that a lot of our water is used for agriculture purpose. If animals will be farmed for food they will need water to survive as well as the food grown to feed them will also need water. That water could be used in countries that need it.
- It is probably not uncommon to hear about the fact that cows release a lot of methane in their farts and nitrous oxide in their manure. The emissions that come from the cows are largely connected to climate change. That’s why a report by the UN concluded that animal agriculture is a larger contributor to greenhouse gas than all forms of transportation.
- A lot of energy is used up in the production of meat. A study found that producing animal-based protein requires eight times more fossil-fuel energy than creating plant-based protein. Also meat products need to be shipped and refrigerated adding to the energy that is needed to bring the animal to your plate.
- Raising livestock usually leads to deforestation, which clears huge swaths of land of the different elements (such as trees) that provide nutrients and resilience, to make room for the livestock to roam.
- It is a myth that vegan food is without any taste or vegans eat only salads. There are hundreds of yummy vegan dishes which can be made tasty and healthy. You really can veganise any non vegan dish.
- Eating meat doesn’t just hurt animals - it hurts people too. It takes a lot more in terms of crops and water to raise animals than just to grow crops for human consumption.
- It has never been easier with the amount of mainstream shops producing vegan foods. There are more plant based milks on offer than dairy ones.
I will be sharing my vegan food recipes on all social medias, I would love you to try them and let me know what you think.
I also want to make it clear that I know not everyone can go vegan and I understand that. Even if you just try having Meat Free Mondays or one vegan meal a week, that is still incredible and will be helping so much. I understand my privilege being able to choose to be vegan, I don't take that lightly.
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