World Vegan Day
People choose a plant-based diet to not contribute to animal suffering, better their health and environment. Farmed animals are subjected to abuse throughout their lives and later killed for meat. Did you know that the dairy industry is equally cruel? Besides, animal farming causes irreparable damage to our planet. But you can change this by making right and healthy choices in your life – by opting for a plant-based diet.
“Like us, first and foremost, they are earthlings. And like us, they are surviving. Like us, they also seek their own comfort rather than discomfort. And like us, they express degrees of emotion. In short like us, they are alive.”- Joaquin Pheonix.
People may think that vegans are vegans for just one reason, – because veganism sounds “cool” and is the new thing. However, veganism is so much more than just being cool; it is a way of life. A way of life to honor life itself.
According to Australian social researchers, plant-based diets are gaining massive popularity and adoption. All right, with that cool fact let’s now focus on World Vegan Day.
- As per recent research, 63.5% British population has purchased plant-based food.
- India tops the charts with 9% of the population choosing cruelty-free plant-based diets followed by Germany at 3%, the United States at 2%, and China & Brazil at 1% each.
- According to the FMCG Gurus Foodservice survey, 3% of the world population has chosen a plant-based diet and this number continues to increase.
Health benefits of a vegan diet
- Keeps inflammatory conditions at bay
Inflammation is caused when your white cells have to defend your body against bacteria, foreign objects, allergens, and other agents that are not welcome in your healthy body. Sometimes, your immune system fights against healthy cells which is known as the autoimmune condition causing inflammation that can lead to cancerous development.
Chronic inflammatory conditions over time can turn into far more serious diseases such as heart attack, arthritis, and type 2 diabetes. So add vegetables and fruits to your diet.
Some vegan food with anti-inflammatory properties
- Black pepper
- Leafy vegetables
- Good gut health
Vegan diet is a high source of fiber simply because it comprises plants and fruits. This fiber aids in absorbing the nutrients from your meals which is an extremely crucial part of the digestive process. Besides, fiber is known to show miraculous results in reducing cholesterol and controlling blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
Some vegan food to maintain a good digestive system
- Ahem, ahem! Obesity!
A plant-based diet can help fight obesity and maintain a healthy weight. According to recent research conducted by European Congress on Obesity, a plant-based diet can help fight the excess fat in a matter of a couple of months. Isn’t that fantastic? Fruits are rich resources of antioxidants and also make you feel full after a fruit diet.
Some vegan food to achieve your weight goals
- Soy milk
So, these are some fantastic benefits of adopting a plant-based diet. Everybody wins in this game, your health, the environment, and of course the innocent animals. Visit Love Veg to learn more.
Happy World Vegan Day!