There is more than one benefit to going vegan. If you feel like you want to make a positive change in the world, and you want to make a change to your health by doing something positive for your body, read on and find out the wonderful benefits of becoming a vegan.
1. Improved health on the inside
You truly are what you eat. The basis of veganism is a plant-based diet loaded with delicious fresh fruits and vegetables as well as whole grains. Eating these natural, healthy foods is guaranteed to improve your internal health.
Your digestion will improve immensely as fruits, vegetables and all-natural foods act as a colon cleanser and really kick up your metabolism.
Meat and dairy products have been proven to be very bad for the colon, and can halt digestion and stay in your system longer. Did you know that meat can actually cause different heart diseases and cancers? In contrast, fruits and vegetables have many antioxidants and act as natural anticancer agents.
This is not to say that following a vegan diet is guaranteed to prevent these diseases or that eating meat products will give you these diseases, but rather that whole, natural foods impose less of a risk overall. You will also feel far more energized on a vegan diet.
2. Improved health on the outside
If you go vegan, it is almost certain that you will lose weight, so if you’re aiming to shed some extra pounds, this can be a very healthy way to do so.
That being said, you need to follow a vegan diet correctly. You can be vegan and still eat a lot of junk food like Oreos (yes, they are vegan), french fries and vegan ice cream daily.
While all of these are a fine treat, your diet needs to consist of plant-based foods and whole grains. If you start cutting out all the junk food and animal products from your diet, your excess body fat is automatically going to be shed; exercising will help this even more.
Veganism is not restrictive at all. It is not about calorie counting or cutting out carbs. In fact, there is high-carb, low-fat veganism, which is great for weight loss and staying lean. If you go vegan, you will see improvements in your body’s appearance as you will radiate good health.
3. You’ll enjoy it greatly
Veganism can be fun! Any food that you love that is not already vegan can be made vegan. You name it, it’s possible to create a vegan option. Finding vegan recipes (there are SO many on Pinterest and YouTube) and creating them in your kitchen can actually turn into a hobby, like it has for me.
There is also barely any guilt that goes along with it, because pretty much everything you eat is natural and healthy.
When you go vegan and lead a healthier lifestyle, your taste buds will change and you will eventually stop craving non-vegan and unhealthy foods. You will be happy creating delicious foods, and your body will be happy too.
This is not just a diet; it is a lifestyle. Veganism will help you to become a healthier person all around as it motivates you to make necessary changes.
4. Saving animals
This is the most important reason for becoming a vegan. It may be last in this article, but it is absolutely not the least. Saving animals is the main reason why I (and most people) chose to go vegan.
Think about it: if you are eating meat, you are eating something that was once living and breathing just like you. Most of the time, animals are severely abused and tortured just to become food.
The industry for dairy and eggs is also extremely cruel. I highly recommend watching documentaries on this. I watched one called “Cowspiracy”, and it changed my outlook forever and made me never want to touch animal products again.
These documentaries are hard to watch for a reason. This is the reality of the animal-product industry—don’t turn a blind eye to it and pretend it isn’t happening. Many people say that they love animals so much; if you do, why don not do something about it?
Well, now you can. Go vegan. Your body and the animals will thank you so much for it. Even if you don’t think that you are making any kind of difference by going vegan, you are. Every single person counts.
Do you have any tips or recipes for anyone who is trying to adopt a vegan lifestyle, or are you trying to make a change by becoming a vegan? Comment below!