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Be Vegan

Be Vegan


In this week's challenge you must Be Vegan . Preventing the exploitation of animals is not the only reason for becoming vegan, but for many it remains the key factor in their decision to go vegan and stay vegan. Veganism is defined as a way of living that attempts to exclude all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty, whether for food, clothing or any other purpose.A vegan diet excludes all animal products. Many people choose to eat this way for ethical, environmental or health reasons.Transitioning to a vegan lifestyle can seem really daunting but often the idea of a big lifestyle change is a lot scarier than actually doing it. If you focus on making one change at a time the progression to veganism will feel quite natural. It’s important to go at your own pace and to decide on a method that works best for you.


Benefits of being Vegan:


  1. A Vegan Diet Is Richer in Certain Nutrients

    Several studies have reported that vegan diets, when followed correctly, tend to contain more fibre, antioxidants, potassium, magnesium and vitamins A, C and E. Vegan diets are packed full of essential nutrients.


  2. It Can Help You Lose Excess Weight

    Vegan diets have a natural tendency to reduce your calorie intake. This makes them effective at promoting weight loss without the need to actively focus on cutting calories.


  3. It Appears to Lower Blood Sugar Levels and Improve Kidney Function

    Vegan diets may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. They are also particularly effective at reducing blood sugar levels and may help prevent further medical issues from developing.


  4. A Vegan Diet May Protect Against Certain Cancers

    Certain aspects of the vegan diet may offer protection against prostate, breast and colon cancers.


  5. It's Linked to a Lower Risk of Heart Disease

    Vegan diets may benefit heart health by significantly reducing the risk factors that contribute to heart disease.


  6. A Vegan Diet Can Reduce Pain from Arthritis

    Vegan diets based on probiotic-rich whole foods can significantly decrease symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.


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Tips on being vegan:

  1. Switch out milk for a non-dairy alternative such as soy milk, coconut milk, almond milk,cashew milk, oat milk etc,. This is an easy switch for most people but there’s a lot of options, so experiment to find which you like best.

  2. Learn the benefits of a vegan lifestyle and educate yourself about the practices and costs behind the production of animal products. Find your own personal reasons for being vegan, there’s loads of them.

  3. Be on the lookout for vegan products at your local grocery store, research vegan friendly restaurants and grocery stores in your area.

  4. Begin incorporating more whole grain, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, and tofu into your diet. Familiarize yourself with their preparation, storage, and uses.

Suggested Reading:

9 Healthy Tips to Help You Start Eating a Vegan Diet - Learn more here.

The Best Milk Alternatives - Learn more here.

I Love Vegan - Learn more here.


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