With the increase in the number of studies over the past few decades that link better health with better diet, more and more people have been turning to their food for the answers to their health problems or in search of the key to long life and vitality. There are a variety of whole food diets that have experienced an explosion in popularity since the 1990s as people become more aware of the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and watching what you eat. Vegan dieting has especially gained followers, due to its known benefits on health, animals, and the environment.
The first and obvious benefit of living a vegan lifestyle and eating a solely plant-based diet is what happens when you make drastic improvements to your eating habits and your body responds. The Medical Journal of Lifestyle Medicine reports, “Research has found that [non-meat eaters] have lower rates of a number of health problems, including…obesity, cardiovascular disease (CVD), hypertension, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, gallstones, kidney stones, constipation, and diverticular disease.” Numerous studies conducted in the 1800s to the present day have proven the positive effects of a plant-based diet on health and well-being. Those who eat a diet rich in plant-based wholefoods experience higher energy levels; fewer illnesses; less digestive problems such as bloating, gas, or heartburn; more radiant skin; sharper eyes; and vibrant hair. Studies show that even people who consume meat and dairy products less frequently than regular meat-eaters experience a significant uptick in their overall vitality and longevity.
ANIMALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
By eating a plant-based diet, people lessen the strain on the demand for production of animal products, which in turn has a positive effect on the environment. The number of natural resources needed in mass quantities to produce animal products has a devastating effect on forests and wildlife around the globe. People who choose to not only eat a vegan diet but live by a vegan philosophy go even further to lessen this demand by avoiding non-food animal products such as leathers and furs. These products come from an industry that is responsible for the extinction and endangerment of hundreds of species of wild animals. Vegans are aware of this and consider it a privilege to play a part in making a positive impact on this planet and its living creatures.
Going Vegan Helps Save PEOPLE!
When most people think of veganism, they quickly associate it with environmental-consciousness, healthy food and saving the lives of animals. But what many people are not aware of is that going vegan can help save human lives. As issues concerning food and clean water availability continue to multiply around the globe, it has become more important than ever that we adopt a responsible attitude and more sustainable way of living. “Avoiding animal products is one of the simplest ways an individual can reduce the strain on food as well as other resources” (The Vegan Society). A plant-based diet requires roughly a third of the resources and land than that of a diet that includes animal products. The current disproportionate distribution of food around the world can and will become more balanced when people in the western world step up to make the choice. The difference goes way beyond your own body.
Being at true vegan is about more than just a diet—it is a way of life with positive repercussions on our fellow human beings, other living creatures, and the planet. Veganism, at its core, is an act of selflessness. By choosing to eat a more sustainable, plant-based diet and avoid animal products, one experiences a wealth of physical and mental improvements on his/her individual being. Yet veganism goes beyond self to make a difference in the world and the other beings we share it with.
Fresh N’ Lean is dedicated to doing our part to make a difference in the world through our passion for all-natural, vegan foods. Whether you are already enjoying the wealth of benefits that come with living a vegan lifestyle, or have yet to take that step towards making a difference in your health and the planet, we would love to be a part of your sustainable way of life by encouraging you to try our fresh, daily-prepared vegan meals. Our organic, non-GMO, gluten-free meals are delivered to your door daily and our menu is constantly changing for a ceaseless and satisfying variety. Our vegan meal delivery service can help you incorporate more natural, plant-based foods into your diet while saving you energy and time in the kitchen. Whatever you decide, we wholeheartedly encourage you to live a life rich in good health and awareness for the planet. We hoped you enjoyed some of our top reasons to go vegan.