Are you someone that just can’t say no to a slice of bacon? Or maybe you love a slice of cheese on a cracker after a glass of wine. That’s me! However, if you’re like me and are looking to make a difference in your diet – whether it be for personal or medical reasons – you may be wondering how beneficial a vegan diet is, and what changes you could make for the better. Whatever your reason for wanting to introduce veganism into your diet, here are some compelling reasons to make a change and become vegan at least once a week!
You can pack your diet with nutrients
The great thing about a vegan diet is that it’s entirely plant based, and plants including vegetables and fruit are packed with nutrients. So, if you’re not someone who regularly fills their plate with fruit and veg before anything else, your vegan day is your chance to treat your body to those all-important nutrients. There are hundreds of vegan recipes that allow you to cook vegetables differently, meaning you can turn what was once a bland tasting veggie into something delicious you can cook time and time again.
You’re doing your bit for the environment
One of the best parts about veganism is the positive impact it has on the environment. By not eating animals you help safe fuel and time used to slaughtering them. And you’re dedicating yourself to using vegan products which are responsibly sourced. And many use recyclable or reusable packaging. You can read about how companies like No Evil Foods are switching out plastic completely and how you can get involved in making a difference for the environment.
You can save money!
Going vegan is not as expensive as you think! It isn’t necessary to spend loads of money to eat a vegan diet – even if only for one day. You can buy vegan ready meals which will be expensive in the long run. Or you make your food from scratch and you can save a ton on your budget! When you swap out animal protein for plant protein (i.e., tofu and beans) you save money.
You’ll be helping to fight world hunger
Arguably the greatest feat of going vegan is you’ll be joining the rally to fight world hunger. Even if you only do it for one day a week. Did you know over half of the world’s crops are used to feed livestock. If you’re taking out the middleman and simply eating the crop instead, you’re helping to reduce world hunger. The less demand for the livestock, the more crops will become available to feed the billion people who go hungry every day.
Veganism isn’t for everyone, but switching out your meals one day a week for vegan alternatives will help you pack nutrients into your diet, save money, do your bit for the environment and help fight world hunger. So lets get going!