There are so many valuable reasons for going vegan - just as there are for going vegetarian. Being vegetarian vastly helps in reducing animal cruelty and suffering, environmental harm, hunger in the developing world and menace to our own health. Veganism extends all of these advantages even further however.

 

And here are just some reasons Why that is the case and a vegan diet is top knotch for the planet, the animals and your own health.    

 
10 Reasons Why Veganism Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon…
  1. Being Vegan means you’ll live longer. Vegetarians/Vegans on average live up to 6 years longer than non-vegans.
  2. It’s better for the Environment, Going Veg helps put a stop to rain forest destruction. In the Amazon, approximately 60-70 percent of deforestation results from cattle ranches and soybean cultivation (to feed those animals).
  3. Modern meat production involves intensive use - and often misuse - of grain, water, energy and grazing areas. For example : It takes 22 times the acres of land to meet the food energy needs of one person eating meat than it does for one person eating potatoes.
  4. Livestock production also utilizes more than eight percent of global water use , primarily for feed-crop irrigation and as for en ergy use, it takes almost ten times more energy to produce and transport livestock than vegetables.
  5. Studies show vegetarians have better sex and not to forget that eating animals can cause impotence.
  6. A plant-based diet with lots of fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of heart disease, many types of cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, food poisoning and obesity. It’s also clear how fruits and vegetables may reduce a persons risk. So leaving meat off your plate can help lower your risk of disease overall.
  7. “The evidence is quite consistent that red meat is associated with a higher risk of colon - possibly prostate - cancer” says Lawrence Kushi of the University of Minnesota.
  8. Food costs, helps put money back in your wallet. Vegetarian foods tend to cost less than meat based items. And if you exclusively grow your own fruit and vegetables and are not a processed food junkie, this means it can cost as little as $8 a week to feed your family.
  9. You won’t be supporting industries that raise animals inhumanely for food, clothing, cosmetics testing or any other type of callous exploitation. Cruelty Free is the way to Be!
  10. If Americans reduced their meat consumption by only 10 percent, it would free 12 million tons of grain annually for human consumption. That alone would be enough to adequately feed each of the 60 million people who starve to death each year.

What reasons do you have for Going Veg? … drop us a line and let us know your’s today.