Why vegan?

Since I’ve started eating a plant-based diet my energy levels are through the roof, I have lost weight and I feel better by not causing unnecessary harm. Animal agriculture creates more water pollution than all other human activities combined and by switching to a completely vegan diet we can reduce the carbon footprint of our food by a whooping 90%!

There is a lot of conflicting information in the health world about what foods to eat, which super foods are the most super, oil or no oil and on and on. In the past I have went down the rabbit hole of chasing the healthiest diet and it made my head spin. I am by no means an authority on health or diet but I have done a lot of research and experimenting with different ways of eating. The best indicator for me has been how my body feels and that is what I listen to. Most people agree you can’t go wrong with whole organic vegetables so it is pretty safe to base a diet around them.

There are many stories of people completely transforming there health by switching to a vegan diet. What we eat is possibly the single greatest factor we can control when it comes to our health. If you are worried about your health switching to a vegan diet has been shown to reverse heart disease, lower cholesterol and promote weight loss among a list of other things. Check out www.forksoverknives.com for more information.

Animals suffer intense cruelty at factory farms that meat and dairy producers go through great lengths to keep hidden from the public. It’s not an easy thing to think about but very real. Investigators for  Compassion over killing go to great lengths exposing the brutality animals are subject to.

Last but not least is the effect animal agriculture has on the environment. Acres upon Acres of forests are being cleared to make room for animals and their feed while polluting our fresh water at alarming rates. Switching to a vegan diet is one of the most powerful choices to make for the animals, your health and the environment. For more information check out the resources page.

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2 thoughts on “Why vegan?

  1. Carrie

    I’m right with ya in terms of feeling better in all those ways because of choosing a vegan lifestyle. #1 it’s one of the best choices I’ve made in life: I love that no other living being suffers simply because of a choice to eat/drink them or their secretions (unnecessarily). #2 and that vegan choices cause less damage to our precious planet. #3 and the health benefits are a total bonus for me. Happy to hear how much energy you have now. You sound very alive😀

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