Veganism is a popular diet these days. Many people up and down the country are turning to it as a viable lifestyle option. To be honest, it has never been easier to go vegan, and the food on offer is excellent. So, whether you want to change your lifestyle completely and become a fully-fledged vegan, go vegan for a month, or just have the odd vegan day here and there, there are many reasons to do so.
If you are not eating meat, then you are not contributing to the amount of pollution the meat industry is responsible for. It is estimated that up to half of all human-created pollution is from animal agriculture, which makes it one of the largest contributors we are responsible for. A lot of trees are felled in the pursuit of looking for land to breed cows on so not only are more emissions going into the air, but the plants ability to fight air pollution is being diminished too.
Going vegan is good for your health. It forces you to become more aware of what you are eating, and you can’t just simply go to the drive-through mindlessly. You become a label reader and begin to understand what is in products. In all honesty, there are some products that you would think are vegan but aren’t. You have to get creative in the kitchen to have a good variety of food. You should try this vegan sugar cookie recipe, for example. Veganism also helps reduce blood pressure. It helps those with high cholesterol to lower it. It helps protect the body against heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. It may also be preventative for some cancers too.
By switching to a vegan diet, you have no animal fats at all in your diet, which means less grease and fewer spots. You will be eating lots of natural water-based foods which have a rejuvenating and moisturizing effect on your skin.
Due to the fact that you are no longer ingesting any animal products, you will no longer be eating hormones. Meat and dairy can contain stress hormones, which will translate into stress in your body, and we all know where stress can end up. Eating a vegan diet has been said to create fewer mental health issues and emotional disturbances. Plants simply balance out your mood better than animal products. Plants are full of antioxidants that flush your system through rather than clogging it up. There is also evidence to suggest that food high in healthy carbohydrates have an effect on the levels of serotonin in the brain. This is a remarkable find as this would make good carb foods such as brown rice a natural antidepressant as serotonin is the happy chemical and is vital for the regulation of mood and emotion. It could be that after your month in the vegan diet, you are happier, slimmer, with more beautiful skin, and if you are, why would you stop? You could make it a healthier year.
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