Nowadays more and more people are making the decision to go vegan. A vegan diet consists in not using or consuming any animals or animal products including meat, milk, eggs or honey. But why go vegan? See Cookona’s top 5 reasons to take the leap and change your diet today.
Why go vegan?
1. Improve your health
Many nutritionists and doctors recognise a vegan diet as one of the healthiest diets a person can follow. First and foremost it is proven to reduce the chances of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, which are largely associated with the consumption of animal products rich in saturated fat and cholesterol. Not only this, but many health organizations recognize vegan diets as reducing the risk of other serious diseases including cancer, Alzheimer's and strokes. This diet can also improve your external health resulting from weight loss due to the low amount of calories in plant-based foods, as well as healthier skin, nails and hair.
2. Improve your mood
Cutting out animal products simultaneously means cutting out the damaging hormones and chemicals that are added to animals’ diets when they are farmed for public consumption. Replacing these foods with a plant-based diet, means replacing these hormones with natural antioxidants, which can help to reduce stress, tensions and anxiety. Including complex carbohydrates in your vegan diet can help to regulate the serotonin levels in the brain ultimately levelling out our moods and making us feel happier.
3. Save the animals
Many people choose to go vegan for ethical reasons. Ultimately eliminating the consumption of meats (from both land and sea creatures) and animal products means helping to reduce animal cruelty and animal exploitation that is, unfortunately, often found in the world of farming. Veganism demonstrates a true compassion for the animal kingdom.
4. Save the environment
From recycling old materials to choosing to walk to work, more people are looking for ways to lead a greener lifestyle. Choosing to go vegan is another way in which we can accomplish this greener life. Limiting your intake of animal products means the reduction of the wasteful processes involved in this industry and thus the reduction of your carbon footprint.
5. Save money
A diet centered around seasonal fruits and vegetables, grains, beans, legumes and seeds can reduce your food bill by up to half. These foods are relatively cheap in comparison with meats and animal products and can be bought in bulk and stored for lengthy periods of time without going bad.
Sabrina realises that there is an increasing number of people choosing to live a vegan lifestyle and so has created her own vegan cookies. This way, more and more people can enjoy Cookona’s delights without having to worry about dietary requirements.