Why Vegan ? + how to go vegan and my experience

July 29, 2017

Why go Vegan ?
If it is wrong to act violently to a dog or cat just for enjoyment or convenience, how can we justify the horrible things we do to other animals? We certainly do not need to eat animal products to be healthy; we do so only because it is a habit and we enjoy the taste of these products. Some of us try to address this inconsistency by purchasing products that are marketed as “humane” or as produced "ethically." However, as you’ll see, these words are meaningless and actually do very little to give animals a better life. In any case, these terms encourage the public to believe it is okay to exploit animals simply because we enjoy it. This strange contradiction is our moral dissonance. We can overcome this social affliction and respect life by going vegan.
Health benefits -
A vegan diet can be one of the healthiest ways to live.This means you plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds. Because vegan diets often rely heavily on these healthy staples, they tend to be higher in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fibre. Healthy vegan diets are abundant with vitamins B1, C, and E, folic acid, magnesium, and iron while also being low in cholesterol and saturated fats.
A plant-based vegan diet can reduce the risk of mortality from conditions such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Obesity
  • Some cancers including prostate and colon cancer

Vegan diets can be healthy for anyone of any age, including children, pregnant and lactating women, and the elderly. It’s important to note that vegans need to pay special attention to their diets to avoid specific nutrient deficiencies. There is little risk of deficiency in a well-planned vegan diet - I would recommend seeing a vegan nutritionist or even just a quick google search and you will ind meal plans and heaps of good info on have a well balanced diet .
It really isn't as hard as it seems. I thought I would be craving so much meat & dairy , but there are so many substitutes out there if you look hard . The one thing I found the hardest was going out to eat . Not alot of restaurants have vegan options , but there is a variety of vegan/vegetarian restaurants around my area. 
I recommend starting off slowly , you don't want to rush or your body will freak out ! Start off by switching dairy first . Then during one week , slowly cut out meat . Here is a checklist of the vegan essentials !
  • soy/almond/coconut milk (you decide)
  • vegan cheese (i use 'bio-cheese')
  • beans
  • chia seeds
  • veggie burgers
  • 'frys' vegan nuggets (omg these taste even better than chicken nuggets !)
  • a range of veggies and fruits 
  • rice + pasta - These are usually a base for most of my meals :)
Hopefully this will help some people , and I will link some websites below for more info 💖
If you have any further questions , feel free to dm me !
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  • http://action.peta.org.au/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=112&ea.campaign.id=17651&_ga=2.217377238.1122559956.1501390571-242694511.1501390571
  • https://www.peta.org/living/food/top-10-reasons-go-vegan-new-year/
  • https://www.vegansociety.com/go-vegan/why-go-vegan

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