For your Health
Among many reasons for incorporating more plants into your diet, current research in plant-based health shows that including more plants in the diet can help combat chronic and preventable diseases, including Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, and obesity and even reduce the chance of cancer growth
Many people think about health in terms of calories and opt for foods that are "light", low-calorie, or low-fat. However, calorie content isn’t always the best indicator of healthful foods. For example, refined and processed foods are often advertised as low-calorie, but this is because they contain so few nutrients. Nutritionists often call these products "empty foods." It’s like fueling a racing car with the lowest-grade fuel and wondering why it can’t achieve winning speeds.
Eating a vegan diet is not only good for your health, it is compassionate, reducing suffering of animals and is better for the environment. Many people choose vegan lifestyle for various reasons. The outcome is always achieving all of the above. There are so many hard to watch documentaries about the meat & dairy industries that will make your skin crawl. If you are looking for a lifestyle that is both better for you and the world we live in, vegan is the way to go.
For more information about the health benefits of a vegan diet, visit www.nutritionfacts.org
For the Animals
According to reports of Food and Agriculture of The United Nations, 56 billion animals are being slaughtered each year worldwide. To keep up with the constant demand for meat and dairy products, factory farming is said to be necessary. The animals are born into a living hell. This is their reality. It's hard to stomach so I will not go into details. There are several hard to watch documentaries out there about the meat & dairy farming industry out there such as "Earthlings
" and more.
For the Planet
The process of producing meat, dairy and other animal products places very heavy load on our planet.
it's becoming so terrible that many organizations, media outlets and celebrities are speaking out to bring awareness as it's becoming clear that the animal agriculture is severely affecting the future of our planet and all who exist upon it. Greenhouse gas emissions are not the only problem that meat production is contributing to. As the demand for meat and dairy rises, more animals must be raised. That means more farmland is needed, and trees and rainforests must be destroyed.