2019 – Year of the vegan

At the end of the festive season, more and more people are committing to their new year’s resolution. Some started going to the gym. Others taking much more care of their skin. But there are people who are making a lifestyle change that may require stronger willpower than that. With vegan options becoming more available at the stores and restaurants, it is possible that 2019 will be the year of the vegan.

In May, 2018, scientists behind the most comprehensive analysis to date of the damage farming does to the planet found that avoiding meat and dairy was the single biggest thing an individual could do for the environment. Joseph Poore, of Oxford University, who led the research, said: “A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth – not just greenhouse gases but global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use. It is far bigger than cutting down on your flights or buying an electric car.”

Interesting, right?

Here are my favorite top 3 reasons to consider going vegan this year:

1. It’s the best way to help animals

Sparing an animal’s life is always the right thing to do. Happy animals are shown on the packages of meat and dairy products, but the thing is, there’s really nothing humane about animal farming and taking an animal’s life. A vegan person saves nearly 200 animals per year. There is simply no better way to help animals and prevent their suffering than by choosing a plant-based diet.

2. It’s the best lifestyle for your health

It’s widely acknowledged, even by major health organizations, that animal products rich in saturated fat and cholesterol are a major contributor to both heart disease and diabetes. Researches show, that a vegan diet can lower your risk of heart disease, improve your arteries and can also improve and even reverse type 2 diabetes. Vegans are less likely to develop cancer, too.

3. It’s the key to better skin

The secret to beautiful skin lies in what we eat. Getting rid of dairy products and fatty foods has been shown to reduce acne. Fruits and vegetables rich in water and high amounts of vitamins and minerals can give your skin the boost to healthy and glowing skin. Vegan diet rich in fiber helps with getting better digestion and elimination of toxins, so your skin can clear up even more.

+1. The food is delicious! 🙂

So, what do you think?

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Sources: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/may/31/avoiding-meat-and-dairy-is-single-biggest-way-to-reduce-your-impact-on-earth

https://www.peta.org/living/food/top-10-reasons-go-vegan-new-year/