You may have heard that vegan diets help with a healthier weight and glowing skin. But there are many other benefits to veganism that you might not be aware of. Want to start your year off in a healthier direction? Need a little motivation? Let’s get to it!
1. GOING VEGAN LOWERS THE RISK FOR MANY DISEASES
- Cardiovascular diseases
- All cancers
- Type 2 diabetes
- Blood pressure
- Most chronic diseases
2. VEGANISM DRASTICALLY LOWERS YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT
- Per day, a person eating a vegan diet saves:
- 1,100 gallons of water
- 45 pounds of grain
- 30 sq ft of forested land
- 20 lbs CO2 equivalent
- one animal’s life
People who eat meat daily produce 2.8 tons of carbon dioxide a year.Compare that to 1.5 tons for vegetarians, and only 1.1 tons by vegans.
“Adopting a plant-based diet is, therefore, one of the most powerful choices an individual can make in mitigating environmental degradation and depletion of Earth’s natural resources…It is rare that a single choice of ours can have a broad and decisive impact on the climate crisis.”
3. A PLANT-BASED DIET CAN IMPROVE YOUR FITNESS LEVEL
- More energy
- Fewer digestive issues
- Less inflammation
- Less joint pain
Even if you just go partially vegan, or eat vegetarian several days a week, you will make a positive difference for the environment, your body and of course the animals. Looking for ways to get the proper doses of vitamins in a plant-based way? Click here.
*There’s another lesser-know benefit, which may or may not seem obvious. Being vegan/living a vegan lifestyle increases your level of empathy. You go about your day being mindful of not causing harm to other beings. This, in turn, also tends to trigger more compassion and empathy for other human beings, and for yourself.
Comment with questions or if you’re thinking of trying going vegan this year!