Veganuary: Why go vegan?

There are so many reasons people decide to try vegan.

For most, a love of animals is the catalyst. Some people want to feel better about themselves and the impact they make on the world. Others would like to set themselves a challenge, and many combine Veganuary with their ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ and see trying vegan as the healthiest start to the year.

Over the next few posts I’ll be talking about the following things in more details but for now here is a few things to think about.

Animals

The right to live: Animals are not our property, and should not be used for food, clothing, research or entertainment

Have you got a furry friend at home? If so, you will know that they have emotions and feel pain, as well as happiness. They really are a part of the family, right?

Like us, they can feel calm or they can suffer from stress. The mass production of animals for food and clothing has resulted in an industry that puts aside the thought of these guys suffering.

You must have seen those shocking videos on Facebook? It is so easy to ignore them. They’re awful to watch. But, the truth is even worse.

Unfortunately two of the worst areas are the most common food sources, the dairy and egg industries.

Research shows that chickens probably suffer the most miserable existence of all factory farmed animals. Yet their eggs are consumed on an overwhelming scale. For your information, I am was cheese obsessed! However, the hard truth is dairy cows have their calves removed from them only hours after giving birth, after being forcibly impregnated to ensure they produce milk. Like any mother, they grieve. So too do their young. (sorry, I know it isn’t nice to read).

Health

A healthier and happier life.

The reason so many people are going vegan? Research shows that health is now the second biggest driver.

I for one completely understand. I have never felt better than I do now. Ever.

More and more people are ditching animal products in order to combat specific health problems. Others report general improvements in energy and vitality, and exclaim that they’ve ‘never felt better’. Stories of successful vegan athletes and sports stars are on the increase, and plant-based living is regularly profiled in health and wellness publications.

All my blood tests are good, and my vital signs are good, and I feel good, and I also have, believe it or not, more energy.Bill Clinton (became vegan after emergency heart surgery).

Environment

What the environmental agencies should be telling you…

Could going vegan be the smartest decision you can make to help protect our planet?

Growing evidence suggest it may well be.

Eating vegan makes a more positive impact than giving up your car; it can halve your greenhouse gas emissions and it will save wild animals from extinction. How mind blowing is that?

Have you seen Cowspiracy?

Cowspiracy is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today.

Yikes folks, this shit just got serious.

Nutrition

Getting the right nutrition is easy… You just need to know where to find it!

Thinking about your nutrition is a good thing. However, media scaremongering and subsequent public misconception cause people to worry about going vegan more than is ever necessary.  How many adverts do you see daily about diets/health/wellbeing?

The NHS Choices website states that the majority of necessary nutrients can be achieved with a varied and balanced vegan diet, and this is exactly how we advise you to eat. Eat a variety of foods, not only to guarantee that your nutritional needs are being met but to really make the most of being vegan.

Welcome to the world of health, vitality and fun!

So try vegan for a month and discover a whole new world of taste and flavour. We guarantee that, by the end of the January, you’ll feel fantastic! Sign up today.

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