What is Veganism and how is it different from Vegetarian?
Simply put, a Vegan eats no animal or animal products. Being Vegan is definitely a lifestyle choice than following a healthy diet plan. Whereas a Vegetarian will often still eat dairy products,meat,fish, eggs and honey. Nor do Vegans use any product derived from animals, such as fur or leather. In this way, Vegans uphold ethical and environmental standards towards animals and the land.
Why choose to be a VEGAN
1) Health benefits:
Vegan diet is rich in whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and legumes contain no cholesterol and are low in fats. They are also high in fiber and other nutrients. There are several plant based foods that are good sources of protein, such as beans, peanuts, and soya. Unlike vegetarian diet Vegan diet is more healthy, nutritious and builds in strong internal body system. Even lack of milk from a Vegans diet will not deprive him/her from calcium. Leafy green vegetables, legumes and soy are excellent sources of calcium which will provide crucial nutrients.
2) Love for Animals and Their Rights:
Vegans do not consume or use dairy products or eggs even though doing so would not kill the animal. Part of the reason is a belief in the absolute right of animals to exist freely without human interference. Ninety-nine percent of animals killed in the United States each year are slaughtered for human consumption. Astounding truth is Americans consume 10 million ton of animals each year.
3) Make planet Earth a better place to live:
Livestock farming, Vegans say, has a devastating effect on our planet. A vegan believes that producing food through animal farming is inefficient, because animal feed production takes up a lot of land, fertilizer, water, and other resources – resources that could be used for feeding humans. As a meat-based diet spreads to developing countries, farmers who are trying to feed themselves are being driven off their land. Their efficient, plant-based agricultural model is being replaced with livestock rearing, which also pollutes the air and water and make fertile land dead and barren.
Going Vegan is your individual lifestyle choice.Most Vegans were vegetarians first, and gradually make transition into Veganism. As you start to reap the health benefits of being a Vegan , you’ll soon find that you’ve lost nothing…but gained plenty!
Mahatma Gandhi Once Said:
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
“To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.”