We all know at least one person who has made the conversion to veganism and just will not keep quiet about it. If you’ve already taken the plunge and gone vegan yourself, you probably understand why this is. There is something almost spiritual about the vegan lifestyle; the act of eating becomes a kind of mindfulness in itself.
There is a multitude of different reasons that people decide to take up veganism including people who are looking for something a little more philosophical and simply want to avoid using animal products.
While there are a hundred and one excellent reasons to become a vegan, many people still require convincing of the merits. The following list contains the most compelling reasons to become vegan, each of which is backed up by solid scientific studies.
How many times have you started a new diet or exercise routine in order to lose weight, only to find yourself quickly losing motivation and caving in? Finding a diet that works is difficult for many people. If you’ve been struggling to find something that will help you to lose weight, and keep it off, then consider whether going vegan could be a possible solution. Given that losing weight is such a prominent public issue, anything which allows more people to achieve it is surely to be encouraged.
In these environmentally conscious times, many of us are looking for ways to live a greener life. We don’t often think of the impact that our diets are having on the environment but often the effects can be significant. Imported food obviously needs to be transported and meat is among the worst offenders when it comes to environmental impact. Going vegan and removing meat products from your diet will put you on the fast track to the greener future you have always wanted.
More Fruit and Veg!
You shouldn’t need us to tell you that fruit and veg are both good for you (5-a-day OR in the U.S. 9-a-day). In fact, there are almost no drawbacks to gorging yourself on these natural delights. Adopting a vegan diet means eating many more fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are loaded with essential nutrients, vitamins, and amino acids. They are also an excellent source of dietary fiber and potassium. Most of us don’t eat enough fruit and veg, however, vegans tend to get plenty.
Expand Your Culinary Skills
One of the most common complaints that people have after they first make the switch to veganism, is that the food is too bland. When you don’t have meat to fall back on, you have to add your flavor from elsewhere. This is challenging at first, but once you have developed your skills a bit more you will be able to put together a tasty dish from the most barebones ingredients.
Converting to veganism isn’t easy, however it offers numerous benefits to those who are able to make the switch. The above are just some of the reasons to go vegan.
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