Whether it be for moral or health reasons, the Vegan way of living is proven to be one of the best approaches for not only yourself, but the environment around you.
The simplest way to explain what it means to be Vegan is to live without the use or consumption of animal products. This means your diet is mostly comprised of fruits, vegetables, and plant-based proteins such as seeds and legumes. Additionally, it means the product you use cannot use any part of an animal in any process, including production.
So, what will switching to Veganism do for you? Let’s get into it.
Your skin is the largest organ on your body, and what you eat directly effects this powerful organ. Because of the high level of fat in animal based products, your skin can very easily clog your pores and cause breakouts. Switching to a plant-based diet will not only hydrate your body and skin, but it will give you a youthful glow to your skin and prevent aging.
Although winter is upon us, summer is right around the corner. As much as we would love to bulk up for the winter with animal fats and foods that will slow you down, we all know that’s not the best idea. Instead, ditch the cholesterol, heart disease, arthritis and many more diseases that come with eating meat and switch to Veganism. I’ll explain:
Red meat is correlated to an increased risk of cancer, coronary disease, and type 2 diabetes. The food industry has changed the way meat is processed, and it is making it much harder for humans to live a healthy lifestyle while eating animal based product. Not to mention, animal agriculture produces more greenhouse gases than cars, planes, and trains combined due to the methane and nitrous oxide that are released from the factory farms that are producing meat.
A vegan, or plant-based diet will decrease the fat in your body and increase the level of fibre you are ingesting, keeping you fuller for longer. Eating nutrient dense foods that follow the vegan lifestyle will keep your body feeling satisfied, energized, and hydrated.
I know what you’re thinking - it can be tough to change your entire lifestyle, but it doesn’t have to change overnight. We suggest making minor changes each day to work toward a vegan lifestyle. Here are a few quick changes you can make each day:
- Replace animal protein with plant-based protein such as beans, lentils, and tofu, to name a few.
- Make sure half of your plate is loaded with fruits and vegetables. The other half of your plate is divided between plant-based proteins and whole grains.
- Drink loads of water to contribute to the overall hydration of your body
- Find products that have the certified vegan symbol on it to be sure
These are just a few things to get you started. Everyday will get easier, and you’ll be on your way to contributing to the health of your body, and your environment.