Vegan Diet: Reasons to Go Vegan

 

Maybe you stumbled upon this page because you’ve been dabbling in veganism or maybe it’s even a sign from the universe. Either way, I’m not telling you that you NEED to go vegan whatsoever or I think you’re any more or less of a person if you eat meat and dairy products. I’m just simply sharing a few of the many reasons to go on vegan and the benefits that come with it. The most common question I get asked as a vegan is “what made me go vegan” and my answer is “for the many benefits.” I was initially a vegetarian and decided to take the plunge a few months ago to veganism—and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.

 

 

Vegan Diet: Reasons to Go Vegan

Here are the reasons to go on a vegan diet.

 

 

Reduce Your Environmental Impact

One of the most impactful ways to help the environment is to eliminate dairy and meat from your diet. Between livestock being a massive contributor to deforestation to cows releasing a significant amount of methane into the environment daily, the meat and dairy industry is detrimental to the environment. In fact, animal agriculture is responsible for around 14% to 18% of human-caused greenhouse gas emission (that’s more than the emissions from transportation!).

 

 

Health Benefits

Studies have shown that vegans typically have lower levels of blood pressure and cholesterol, a lower body mass index, and a lower risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancers. 

 

 

Animals Welfare 

Going vegan means you’re not consuming any living creature that could have been very well suffering. This is the reason why I don’t see a cheeseburger and drool—I for sure see it in a different light now.

 

 

Clearer Skin

One of the main reasons that urged me to eliminate dairy from diet was for skin reasons. I could swear that at least one inflamed pimple would appear soon after consuming dairy. Studies have shown that dairy can trigger acne for some people.

 

 

 

All four of these dishes are 100% vegan and super delicious!

 

 

Sources:

https://www.rush.edu/health-wellness/discover-health/health-benefits-vegan-diet

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/becoming-a-vegetarian

 

 



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