Vegan-Vgn https://www.vegan-vgn.com Support Vegan tokens to save the planet. Tue, 27 Nov 2018 03:11:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 https://i0.wp.com/www.vegan-vgn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/cropped-Vegan-512.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Vegan-Vgn https://www.vegan-vgn.com 32 32 153611311 Plastic kills marine animals https://www.vegan-vgn.com/2018/11/06/plastic-kills-marine-animals/ https://www.vegan-vgn.com/2018/11/06/plastic-kills-marine-animals/#respond Tue, 06 Nov 2018 06:25:49 +0000 https://www.vegan-vgn.com/?p=274 plastic kills marine animals Plastic has been slowly accumulating in the marine environment since the 1960s, to the point that we now have huge masses of plastic floating in the oceans and other waste plastics washing up on the once beautifully clean beaches around the world. Blue Planet II shows toll of plastic waste inContinue Reading Plastic kills marine animals

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Plastic has been slowly accumulating in the marine environment since the 1960s, to the point that we now have huge masses of plastic floating in the oceans and other waste plastics washing up on the once beautifully clean beaches around the world. Blue Planet II shows toll of plastic waste in our oceans.

But more than floating around in the water column, plastic trash is found in the guts of more than 90% of the world’s sea birds ,in the stomachs of more than half of the world’s sea turtles , and it’s even choking the life out of whales .

As plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to break down, once an animal dies and decays after ingesting plastic, the plastic is then freed back into the marine environment to carry on killing other wildlife.

At the rate at which plastic is accumulating in the oceans of the planet, it’s predicted that, by 2050, the mass of plastic in the world’s oceans will exceed the mass of all the fish that live there .

Tens of thousands of whales, birds and turtles die every year from plastic bag litter in the marine environment. Because they often mistake plastic bags for food such as jellyfish.

And even the deepest sea creatures can’t escape plastic pollution; samples taken by scientists at the Scottish Association for Marine Science; found that 48% of creatures had plastic in them, at a depth of 2,000 m.

what is the problem ?

It was mostly polyethylene and polyesters from clothing which makes it was into water via washing machine waste water; as well as microplastics, small pieces of plastic  found in cleaning products.

But entangling or lodging inside the digestive tract of an unfortunate victim; like whales and other marine mammals, birds, sea turtles and fishes, is not the end of the line; because plastics are neither digestible nor biodegradable

Plastic bucket stuck in a whale’s bucket, a newborn dolphin poisoned by his mother’s contaminated milk
And seabirds unsuspectingly feeding their chicks piece of plastic; these scenes from the BBC Blue Planet II documentary series were heart-breaking. And just a snapshot of the problems plastic pollution is causing in the oceans.

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Everyday plastic kills marine animals and birds.

It would save the lives of millions of marine animals and seabirds; and reduce the amount of plastics ending up in our oceans.

Only days after the plastic’s perils  in our seas were highlighted by Sir David Attenborough in Blue Planet 2; comes a distressing report showing how this type of pollution is killing some of the oceans most stately creatures.

That flotilla of escaped plastic ducks joins millions of Lego pieces, sneakers, styrofoam insulation, plastic crates and a plethora of other items lost at sea that – surprisingly – are teaching us about ocean currents and about the astonishing indestructibility of plastics in marine environments.

“Unless the flow of plastics and industrial pollution into the world’s oceans is reduced, marine life will be poisoned by them for many centuries to come.”

Sir David then continued with a message about how plastics were threatening marine life,: “Unless the flow of plastics and industrial pollution into the world’s oceans is reduced, marine life will be poisoned by them for many centuries to come”.

These marine animals eat these microplastics and end up on human plates.
Today plastic kills marine animals, tomorrow plastic will kill humans.

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For our survival it is essential to no longer use plastic.
Vegan-vgn support any biodegradable project, because ecology is a priority for us.

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Versace deciding to ban the use of real animal fur

Versace’s announcement follows a string of high fashion brands also deciding to ban the use of real animal fur. Joining a growing list of designers, Versace is the latest luxury fashion brand going fur-free.

Designers like Michael Kors have pledged never to use it again.

Christopher Kane almost broke the internet with his fur-lined Crocs. Last fall, during London Fashion Week, animals defenders were able to discourage furriers.

“Too common in the fur trade.
Prada should be fur-free instead of suffering the extreme suffering of the animals that are.”

Says Joh Vinding, president of the Fur Free Alliance.

“More and more major brands are replacing animal fur with alternative materials.
Prada should follow this example.”

Says Thomas Pietsch, Wild Animal Expert at FOUR PAWS.

Versace joins a number of other high-fashion labels that have committed to using faux alternatives.

As Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Armani and Hugo Boss.

Donatella Versace has revealed that her eponymous luxury fashion label will stop using real animal fur in its products.

Very good news to Versace deciding to ban the use of real animal fur !

 

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High fashion brands that are now fur-free

As the luxury industry continues to cut back in its fur use, see an updated guide on the high fashion brands that have officially gone fur-free below: Meanwhile, brands like Stella McCartney, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Vivienne Westwood, and Calvin Klein have been fur-free for years now paving the way for more high fashion brands to follow suit.

Although the designer expressed her disdain for using real animal fur in the future, the brand has yet to formally announce its decision to stop the production of fur products.

An updated guide on which luxury fashion brands are now fur-free.

It’s easy to imagine a scenario in which progressive designers uncomfortable with the idea of killing animals for fur may work with a material like Petite Mort’s.

Nutria fur, which, according to the Fairchild Dictionary of Fashion, has a velvety appearance after long guard hairs have been plucked, with colors ranging from cinnamon brown to brown with gray stripes,” was once worn by Greta Garbo and Elizabeth Taylor , and had another moment in the fashion spotlight in 2010, when it appeared in collections by designers such as Oscar de la Renta and Billy Reid.

The International Fur Trade Federation says that around 15 percent of fur comes from animals such as beavers, raccoons, foxes, coyotes, and muskrats that are wild, as opposed to farmed.

Versace follows fellow Italian brands like Giorgio Armani and Gucci who have deciding to ban the use of real animal fur.

Versace Bids Farewell to Fur: “I Don’t Want to Kill Animals to Make Fashion” Brussels, 6. September 2018 – International animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS has joined the Fur Free Alliance (FFA) to launch a new campaign urging fashion brand Prada to adopt a fur-free policy.

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What is the balance of happiness to suffering in nature ? https://www.vegan-vgn.com/2018/11/04/what-is-the-balance-of-happiness-to-suffering-in-nature/ https://www.vegan-vgn.com/2018/11/04/what-is-the-balance-of-happiness-to-suffering-in-nature/#comments Sun, 04 Nov 2018 13:33:33 +0000 https://www.vegan-vgn.com/?p=257 What is the balance of happiness to suffering in nature ? Whilst it seems clear there is much suffering in nature, Tomasik makes a bolder empirical claim that wild animals experience more suffering than happiness. So nature plausibly contains net negative welfare. By killing predators, we can save the lives of the many prey animalsContinue Reading What is the balance of happiness to suffering in nature ?

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What is the balance of happiness to suffering in nature ?

Whilst it seems clear there is much suffering in nature, Tomasik makes a bolder empirical claim that wild animals experience more suffering than happiness.

So nature plausibly contains net negative welfare.

By killing predators, we can save the lives of the many prey animals that would otherwise be killed in order to keep the animals at the top of the food chain alive.

Remarkably, vegetarians and vegans have an higher engagement of empathy related areas while observing negative scenes regarding animals rather than humans, with the additional recruitment of the mPFC, PCC, and some visual areas.
Using functional MRI, we hypothesized that vegetarians and vegans, who made their feeding choice for ethical reasons, might show brain responses to conditions of suffering involving humans or animals different from omnivores.

do animals suffer more than humans?

Another key objection to the argument we have given here, however, is that prey animals like the wildebeest may themselves have terrible lives—lives that are worse than death—even if we take predators out of the equation.
The wild that is conserved through these efforts has preventable suffering, so we have an obligation to prevent it.
Nature holds no value in and of itself, and no value at all outside of humanity’s personal attachment to it.
And while the loss of something humanity is attached to certainly causes suffering for humans.

It seems safe to say that this suffering is minimal compared to that of animals in the wild.
What is relevant is that, however much suffering you think the zebra feels, the pleasure of lions much counter-balance it to some degree.

So it’s harder to conclude there is more net suffering amongst wild animals just because being eaten is painful.

How to calculate it ?

I suggest, if we want to know the balance of happiness to suffering in nature, we should to give an evolutionary explanation of how much pleasure and pain the animals in a given ecosystem would experience on a daily basis.

Having argued ‘k-selector’ animals (e.g. gazelles, which have few offspring, few of whom die immediately) have bad lives and painful deaths, he argues there is more suffering than happiness in nature because most animals are ‘r-selectors’ animals (e.g. fish, which have many offspring, most of which die immediately).

For readers impatient for the punchline, the thrust of my argument is.

1) the case for net wild animal is highly selective, relying on imagining obviously bad aspects of animals’ lives, such as being eaten alive, rather than accounting for all their positive and negative experiences and.

2) it requires immense speculation about how good or bad animals’ experiences are (e.g. how many hours of eating grass is equivalent to 5 minutes of being eaten alive? People eating plant-based diets experienced an improvement in their physical health and better control of their diabetes, the findings showed.

 3: Even if smaller animals experience less happiness than larger ones, the fact there are so many of them, and their lives so bad, suggests there is more suffering in nature than happiness.

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Do people hate vegans? https://www.vegan-vgn.com/2018/11/04/do-people-hate-vegans/ https://www.vegan-vgn.com/2018/11/04/do-people-hate-vegans/#respond Sun, 04 Nov 2018 12:40:44 +0000 https://www.vegan-vgn.com/?p=251 Do people hate vegans? TV Presenter Adrian Chiles, who follows a plant-based diet, and radio host Niall Boylan, who doesn’t, appeared on the ITV daytime show to to answer the question “Do people hate vegans?” Good Morning Britain has left viewers divided after hosting a heated debate titled: Do people hate vegans?”. The definition ofContinue Reading Do people hate vegans?

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TV Presenter Adrian Chiles, who follows a plant-based diet, and radio host Niall Boylan, who doesn’t, appeared on the ITV daytime show to to answer the question “Do people hate vegans?”

Good Morning Britain has left viewers divided after hosting a heated debate titled: Do people hate vegans?”. The definition of veganism evolved over the years, and in the late ’80s, it was set as the above.

Which means vegans have been told to avoid honey for the past 20 years The Vegan Society is also now clear that they feel honey is produced using unethical practices”—and that it has negative effects on the environment.

But…there’s a totally legit reason some vegans used to eat honey! Wait, why wouldn’t vegans eat honey? At a “mixed” bbq party ( Who would have thought vegans dine with meat-eaters?

Another argued that people who deride vegans subconsciously feel guilty”.

However, when Reid pointed this out, Boylan stood by his claim, arguing that there’s a trend, vegans normally move on to gluten as well because they like to get into all the fads”. ‘Do people hate vegans?’: Good Morning Britain sparks controversy for hosting debate.

So it makes sense that, for more than 20 years, The Vegan Society left it up to vegans to decide for themselves whether they wanted to consume honey, says Victoria Moran , author of Main Street Vegan. And you could also make the argument that honey “exploits” bees—so it’s off-limits for vegans, explains New York-based R.D. Jessica Cording. Hosts, Christopher & Sara will take you on a journey, diving deep with some of today’s most thought-provoking leaders in the fields of alternative health, veganism, personal transformation, spirituality, and more.

Join a Compassionate Army of Vegans From Around the World on a Mission to Create New Pathways for Personal & Global Change. Boylan argued that he did in fact find vegans rather irritating. Technically, The Vegan Society —which helped make the modern idea of veganism a thing in the 1940s—defines veganism as:

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The environmental crisis came as no surprise, as there are several factors that collude with each other to annihilate our planet.

The world’s diverse industries are the first to point fingers at when considering the primary polluters of the environment.

However, the food industry is not an innocent one.

It’s not only harmful to the environment, but to human health as well.

Food processing is a long and complex business, each step in this complicated system has tremendous impacts on the environment; as it was said before; human health is significantly influenced by all the damages that this industry causes; especially that its products has a direct relationship with the human body.

If the food industry is not thinking about adopting an ecological system; if it is still killing us through all the harmful ingredients it adds to food, then the solution is between up to us.

To save your life and your overall health the solution is easily available.

Going green and vegan is a choice that is healthy and eco-friendly.

This is a simple step that you can start right now to help save the earth and to become healthier also.

Start with your food; choose only what falls under the umbrella of green food, go vegan because it’s not only about joining a subculture but instead it is about saving life.

Here are some few reasons why you should go green and vegan: Processed food is linked to obesity.green and vegan animal

Besides causing other illnesses, processed food contains a lot of ingredients including: monosodium glutamate, sugar and high-fructose corn syrup in addition to other ingredients; this is why obesity rates are creeping up in some countries such as USA.

Eat plant-based food to remain slim and healthy.

Stop eating junk food and join the Green and Vegan Community for a Better Life.

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Meat has been found to increases the risk of cancer. A vegan diet has been proven to lower your cancer risk.

Meat with the addition of preservatives and antibiotics is linked to different types of diseases. By going green we are not only gaining benefits for ourselves by creating healthier lifestyles; but also taking ecological choices and making the planet a better place to live in.

Food is intended to supply energy, to sustain life, to promote ecological balance, not to kill humans and compel them to go on severe diet in a ruined environment. In a nutshell, to gain the real benefits of food Join the Green and Vegan Community for a Better Life.

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9 Health Benefits of Going Vegan https://www.vegan-vgn.com/2018/10/30/9-health-benefits-of-going-vegan/ https://www.vegan-vgn.com/2018/10/30/9-health-benefits-of-going-vegan/#respond Tue, 30 Oct 2018 08:50:02 +0000 https://www.vegan-vgn.com/?p=209 You’ll hear many people they’re going vegan  to save animals. There are people who view any form of eating meat or using animal products as cruel and inhumane. This even includes the use of dairy products, which don’t kill the animals, although can take food sources away from the young. However, there are some vegansContinue Reading 9 Health Benefits of Going Vegan

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You’ll hear many people they’re going vegan  to save animals. There are people who view any form of eating meat or using animal products as cruel and inhumane. This even includes the use of dairy products, which don’t kill the animals, although can take food sources away from the young.

However, there are some vegans who opt for it purely for their health. It’s not that they’re against meat eaters, but that they want to protect their bodies. This can mean cutting out foods that upset their gut or add more, unnecessary saturated fats in their body.

There are science-backed benefits of opting for a vegan lifestyle. Researchers have found that a healthy vegan diet is something worth considering. If you’re not too sure yet, then investigate these nine benefits that are completely backed by researchers when it comes to the vegan lifestyle.

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1. It’s a Nutrient Powerhouse Diet

The vegan lifestyle means that you get plenty of nutrients into your diet. The Western diet with animal products and meat-based recipes is okay, but you can often reduce your micronutrient intake. You can find yourself lacking in the likes of healthy vitamin A, zinc, magnesium and more. While you think you’re getting them through your meals, the non-vegan diet is stopping your body from fully absorbing all the nutrients.

With a vegan diet, you stop replacing the fruits and vegetables with the animal foods. Meat tends to take up the bulk of a recipe, which isn’t the way it should be. With a vegan lifestyle, you’ll get more nuts, peas, beans, legumes, and more.

There’s a common misconception that the vegan lifestyle will mean you lose out on nutrients. This can be the case if you don’t think about replacing the animal foods properly. Many vegans find they lose out on protein, vitamin B12, calcium and some of the fatty acids. However, with the right substitutions, you can find you get enough.

For example, nuts are good sources of fatty acids and zinc. You can get protein and vitamin B12 from legumes and beans. Don’t forget about your dark leafy greens for your calcium intake. You’ll be surprised at where some of the nutrients can come from.

If you are worried, there are also healthy supplements. Protein powders (not from whey) are excellent options. You can also get a B12 supplement suitable for your vegan diet. Talk to your doctor if you are worried, but you’ll find a lot of support now for your vegan choices.

2. You Can Lower Your Blood Sugar Levels

The Western diet isn’t the best for blood sugar levels. In fact, there’s a growing concern of people suffering from Type II diabetes. The Vegan lifestyle can help to rectify that. It’s all about the types of foods you choose to eat.

Studies show that almost half of vegans have been able to reduce the amount of diabetes medication they need, compared to just over a quarter of non-vegans. This means the diet is helping to reduce the blood sugar levels, helping to rectify some of the damage caused by previous high sugar intakes. The bodies become more sensitive to the insulin, meaning they don’t need help or need to produce extra for low levels of glucose.

On top of that, studies have shown that those on a vegan diet have a 50-78% lower chance of getting Type II diabetes in the future. This benefit can be seen in both individuals with no signs and those who have been diagnosed with prediabetes.

This is likely due to the change in food focus. People on a vegan diet focus more on whole grains and fiber-filled foods. These foods break down slowly, keeping the sugar levels down. Chocolate, candies, and other refined foods are usually skipped because they involve animal products in some way. While there are vegan alternatives, people on a vegan diet tend to live a healthier option day-to-day.

3. Reduce the Risk of Kidney Failure

The meat diet isn’t the best for the body, especially in a high consumption. Some studies show that those following a vegan diet have reduced the risk of their kidneys not functioning properly. This is usually due to switching the type of protein they consume.

Animal proteins can have a few side effects on the body. Plant proteins may be slightly weaker for the muscles, but they are healthier for the organs overall. They help to encourage properly production levels, especially within the liver and kidneys.

This is something that still needs to be researched in full. However, it’s a positive sign for those who have been diagnosed with early kidney damage or problems.

4. Some Cancers Can Be Avoided

The World Health Organization states that about a third of cancers are affected by the diet and other aspects of your control. That means you could minimize the risk of third cancer by taking steps to change your lifestyle. The vegan lifestyle is one that you want to follow.

Legumes have shown a 9-18% chance of reducing the risk of developing colorectal cancer. Meanwhile, eating more fresh fruits and vegetables a day offers a 15% chance of reducing the risk of dying from cancer. There are so many nutrients in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes that they can help to protect the cells. The problem with a meat diet is you either substitute the good for the meat or the saturated fats make it harder for the body to absorb all the right nutrients.

There are also studies that show soy products help to considerably lower the risk of developing breast cancer. This is possibly due to the hormones in meats that can interact with a human’s own hormones. Soy doesn’t have any of these and this is a substitute that vegans turn to in most of the cases.

Processed meats, smoked meats, and using high temperatures for cooking animal products have all been linked to developing cancer. Dairy products have also shown an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. So, by opting for a vegan lifestyle you instantly cut out all these foods.

Of course, there are other factors involved. You can’t eliminate all risks of developing any type of cancer. However, you can reduce the risk of developing or dying from some.

5. You Could Reduce Arthritis Pain

If you suffer from arthritis, you’ll want to look at the food you eat. Studies show that a vegan diet can help to reduce the symptoms of arthritis, which includes the pain experienced. This is linked to the inflammation in the body that animal products can cause.

You will need to make sure the diet is rich in the right nutrients for this benefit. One of the downsides of the vegan diet is reducing the probiotic yogurts. You’ll need to find vegan alternatives, as the studies involved probiotic-rich vegan foods.

People in the studies followed a vegan diet for six weeks. They saw better energy levels and lower pain levels, especially in those who suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Those who eat a plant-based diet can add more good bacteria. This helps to battle against the bad bacteria in the gut that causes the inflammation within the body. Most who followed a vegan diet also found they ate fewer foods their bodies were sensitive to, reducing inflammation and increasing the number of nutrients absorbed into their body.

6. There’s a Lower Risk of Developing Heart Disease

Heart disease is a silent killer and is a major problem. It’s one of the main killers in women around the world and part of the risk factors is linked to your diet. Those who eat more meat are more likely to consume saturated fats. These will increase the blood pressure and cholesterol levels, putting more strain on the heart, affecting the arteries, and disrupting the blood flow.

People on a vegan diet showed a 42% decreased risk of dying from heart disease. In fact, those on a vegan diet showed a 75% decreased risk of having high blood pressure, which is a precursor to heart disease. The cholesterol levels in vegans were also much lower than in a meat eater.

The lower blood sugar levels also come into play. Insulin resistance and high glucose levels affect the whole body. The metabolism becomes sluggish and confused, so calories are stored when they should be. The blood pressure is then affected, which can cause problems for the heart. If the vegan diet can help with the blood pressure levels, it shouldn’t be that surprising that it can also help to prevent heart disease.

On top of this, vegans are more likely to eat foods that are good for the heart. Whole grains, nuts, and vegetables have all shown benefits for the heart muscle.

7. You Can Lose More Weight

If you’re overweight, you may want to reduce the number of animal products you consume. They are higher in fats, which means they’re higher in calories. There are high chances you’ve seen diets suggest cutting out certain meats, dairy products, and a few other animal products. Those on a vegan diet are more likely to consume plant-based food and see more weight loss.

Studies do back this benefit up. Over an 18-week people, vegans were able to lose 9.3lbs more than their meat eater counterparts. Other studies show that vegans are more likely to be thinner. And you just must look at the celebrities to see the benefits. The likes of Gwyneth Paltrow follow raw vegan diets and have kept their trim shape.

The studies with weight loss also factor in meat eaters on a calorie-restricted diet. The meat eaters would need to reduce portion sizes, and this could lead to them feeling hungry. Meanwhile, vegans could enjoy more food because it was naturally lower in calories. They didn’t get the hunger pangs, which meant cravings disappeared. This helped to stick to the diets to lose weight.

8. Improve Physical Fitness Levels

There are many people who will tell you that the vegan diet isn’t good for those who like to train and do exercise. This is often due to the claim that vegans don’t get enough protein. Of course, if you eat a balanced and varied vegan diet, you will be able to increase the amount of protein you consume.

Studies have shown that vegans have an improved physical fitness level than meat-eating counterparts. It’s not just about the protein levels for stronger muscles, but about the other nutrients to help support the recovery period. A vegan is more likely to recover in a shorter space of time, which helps to get back to training sooner and look after the whole body.

Vegans are also less likely to suffer injuries. They don’t consume the foods that can weaken bones and tissues. They are also more likely to lose weight, which puts less strain on their bodies.

Some studies show that vegans are also more flexible and have better endurance levels. This will be linked to the lack of saturated fats and the extra nutrients to support the health of joints and heart.

Of course, this really is only the case when a balanced diet is followed. Vegans can need to use supplements to ensure they get enough calcium and protein to support their physical stance.

9. You’ll See Lower Cholesterol Levels

You consume cholesterol through the foods you eat. People only consume cholesterol through animal products, whether through meat, eggs, milk, or other products. You don’t get cholesterol from plant-based foods. This instantly tells you that vegans are going to have lower cholesterol levels than vegetarians and meat eaters.

Bad cholesterol levels can lead to blocked arteries and a higher risk of heart disease. Your doctor will encourage you to take steps to reduce the levels of the body, which means looking at changing your diet. The vegan lifestyle can help considerably.

Your body will naturally create the good cholesterol levels, so there’s no need to worry about them. The vegan diet just helps to keep those levels to a minimum, protecting the body naturally.

Is a Vegan Diet Right for You?

There will be many people telling you to follow one diet or another. It can be difficult to choose. A vegan diet does have its health benefits, and these aren’t just random claims by your vegan friends. The diet can help to prolong life, reduce the risk of various diseases, and support exercise levels.

You will want to follow a healthy and balanced vegan diet. It’s important to look at all the nutrients you’re consuming to make sure you get enough protein, vitamin B12 and more to gain all the above benefits.

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Eat green, save the planet ?

do you want to reduce your carbon footprint ? start by loading up your plate with fruits and vegetables

In a study published in Frontiers in Nutrition, researchers determined that adults whose diets consisted mainly of fruits and vegetables made a more positive environmental impact than their meat-eating counterparts, particularly because of the reduction in ozone-depleting greenhouse gas emissions associated with a vegetarian diet.

Scientists analyzed data on food intake and organic food consumption from more than 34,000 French adults to investigate the effect of dietary choices on the environment.

The study authors also concluded that those consuming a high plant-based diet further benefitted the environment when their fruit and vegetable choices were organic (likely because there are no synthetic fertilizers used in organic farming and because high consumers of organic foods are more likely to consume less meat and more plant-based foods overall).

However, diets high in animal products – even when organically sourced – did not add significant environmental benefits.

MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU: Do your part by making a
commitment to go meatless more often and buy organic fruits and
vegetables whenever possible.

To find out which produce is best to buy
organic, visit ewg.org to see “The Dirty Dozen” list of the most pesticide-laden produce.

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