Save a life, save the planet… Vegan is the choice
Being a vegetarian and being a vegan are totally different. If you are someone who is eating plant-based products but aren't sure about switching to veganism, then we are here to help you out and tell you that being just vegetarian isn't enough.
Make this year something meaningful by choosing to become vegan. If you are not sure about becoming one, here are 10 reasons why you should be a vegan this year.
It should be noted that a vegan diet does give you more energy to work. A vegan diet contains less amount of fat which means that your blood does not have much fat in it, and your arteries will open up properly. That means your blood will be circulated in your body quite nicely, and your tissues are getting enough oxygen to work properly.
Veganism is good not only for your pocket but also for your heart. It means that your heart will be free of any heart diseases as compared to meat-eaters. As your blood and body won't contain a lot of saturated fat, your heart will be free from collapsing. So, being vegan is great for your health!
Do you know eating vegetables is good for the environment? The carbon released in the environment for rearing cattle and poultry is really massive as compared to the vegan counterpart. Also, based on a report, "Livestock's Long Shadow," it is said that meat production is harmful to the environment. So, if you love your mother earth, then putting out some meat should be quite easy.
In addition, there is a finite amount of space that is present on this planet, and people are using around 30% of the land for rearing animals. Also, the land which is used to rear these animals provide less than 10% of the world's calories.
If you are facing blood pressure-related issues, It's time you should avoid any type of meat product. It was found in a study that people eating vegan food have less hypertension compared to those who are avid meat-eaters, also noted that high blood pressure has resulted in deaths across the globe, and not just old people are its victims. It was found that people in the range of 24 to 32 years of age have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Moreover, eating a vegan diet has resulted in reducing blood pressure to a great extent.
Do you like animals, or are you one of those people who are indifferent to others' misery? Well, it is an obvious fact that people who are vegan indirectly save the lives of millions of animals during their lifetime. It was found that 200 animals are saved every year by an individual who is on a vegan diet. So, if you are looking to help animals and save them, then you must choose plant-based products over anything that contains animal-derived foods or products.
It should be noted that animals which are butchered are more intelligent than we think. Be it cows or pigs, all of them have shown some cognitive abilities, which shows that they are smarter than we have imagined them to be.
Do you wish to give your skin a glow like never before? Eating fruits and vegetables can help you achieve that. It is found that vegetables and fruits have antioxidants in them, which will help to repair your skin and give it a glow like never before. On the other hand, meat-based food products will contribute to worsening the condition of your skin as they contain lots of fats that might not be good for your skin. So, give your skin a wrinkle-free and de-aging look by eating a vegan diet.
You should know that a vegan diet contains plants that are high in fiber. Fiber is known to give your brain a sensation that makes it feel that your stomach is full. So, you would not be eating large quantities of the food and still lose some extra weight. Moreover, meat-driven diet plans are shown to be less effective for losing weight due to the high-fat content present in the primary diet.
Now you might have already noticed that a plant-based diet is good for your overall health. The same goes with the health of your guts. You must know that eating meat is not going to help improve your gut health, but a vegan would. Eating foods that are rich in fiber and other nutrients will surely improve your bowel movement and help your gut become better overall.
Your body might be triggering a huge amount of inflammation if you are eating food products that are animal-based or highly processed. Moreover, these inflammations, which are chronic, can lead to severe health conditions such as cancer, Alzheimer's, or diabetes. Whereas eating a vegan diet won't lead to such problems. Moreover, it has been found in studies that people who eat red and processed meat have higher chances of getting type 2 diabetes. Which has led to the revelation that people who consume meat have double the chance of getting the disease as compared to people who are vegan.
A study found some relation between acne breakouts and dairy products. It has been found that over 68% of people around the world are lactose intolerant and can have issues digesting dairy products.