For the carnivores amongst us, the idea of giving up meat can be hard to contemplate, but the trend is growing- veganism is becoming popular among celebrities and people everywhere! But how did it start? How did it get so popular? And what is so good about it?
Trading your Miss Kay’s for a veggie burger won’t immediately mean you will see a dramatic drop in weight unfortunately. Studies have shown however that people who consume less animal products have lower rates of obesity, and on average, weight 5 to 20 percent less the flesh eaters. Really it seems pretty simple- eating a plant based diet of fruit, veggies, grains and seeds will keep your appetite sated for longer and, therefore you consume less during the day and BOOM you will fit into those skinny jeans before you know it.
Chowing down like a rabbit on veggies is not only good for your waistline, but can minimise your risk of certain cancers. A new study has found that vegans have lower rates of cancer than meat eaters and vegetarians. Women who adhered to a strict vegan diet had less risk of breast, cervical and ovarian cancer.
Besides the obvious drinking in moderation, stop smoking, exercise three times a week, veganism has been added to the list of helping you live longer. Adopting a vegan lifestyle can add 13 healthy years to your lifespan!
While we are all feeling the financially strain these days, the vegan lifestyle will help you feel the opposite way. Not only are you safeguarding your health, but you are saving your hip pocket by cutting out costly meats and replacing them with nuts, beans and legumes and can be bought in bulk for cheap. There are heaps of recipes online that show you tasty ways to use the ingredients, and that make them taste super yummy!
Easier than ever!
Veganism is becoming a common trend nowadays and supermarket aisles are stocked with meat and dairy alternatives making it easy to stock up and shop. There is also a slew of vegan friendly restaurants to choose from, so what’s stopping you?
Standing up for animals
This is probably the best reason to go vegan, once you think about the treatment of the poor animals you never want to eat meat again. By going vegan one person can save 50 animals lives a year.
New found energy
Not wanting to exercise will be a thing of the past once you start your new vegan diet. Studies have shown that a vegan diet gives you more energy and keeps you alert and energised for longer. Hello new promotion at work!