Why do people go vegan? The movement has been gaining momentum in the last months, but most people haven’t really grasp the reasons to follow the movement.
Don’t take us wrong, it is not an easy decision to be vegan, and certainly it’s not for everyone. However, in a time where we are all aware of the upcoming dangers of our carbon footprint, shouldn’t we all try to understand this concept?
Veganism is here to stay.
There’s no denial that veganism carriers around some misconceptions, specially around under-nourishment. However, these have been increasingly demystified with the movement’s growth.
In this article, our goal is to inform all readers on the flip side of the coin.
What are the benefits of going vegan?
1. You prevent animal exploitation
While it’s not the only reason, this still remains the main driver for people to adopt a vegan lifestyle. The fact is that this is the most straightforward way to prevent animal cruelty. By opting-out of meat, egs and dairy products, it is estimated that a every vegan saves around 200 animals a year.
2. You help the environment
Now this what most of people aren’t probably aware: avoiding all animal products is one of the most effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint.
From the food and water spent on feeding the animals, to the transportation and other processes involved in the process, there’s no denying of the impact of meat and dairy products on the planet. According to the Vegan Society “In Brazil alone, the equivalent of 5.6 million acres of land is used to grow soya beans for animals in Europe.”.
A vegan diet on the other hand, requires considerably lower resources to be extracted from our planet. After all, isn’t the Earth our most valuable resource?
3. You help to end world hunger
Just like veganism is a sustainable way to look out for the environment, the same happens if we are thinking about feeding a family. Why? Because a plant-based diet only requires one-third of the land needed to support a dairy and meat diet.
We all stand against inefficient food systems and undernourishment, but how do we actually fight it? While aid in crisis situations is essentiatial, going vegan is actually one of the simplest ways to help the population.
The best part? There is something you can do.
Contrary to what many believe, there is delicious vegan food. Moreover, as the movement’s growing more and more restaurants already provide vegan options – to check out some visit our Flavors section.