If you aren’t aware of the many vegan benefits, you might want to sit down. How you approach your diet can have a massive impact on things like energy levels and long-term health, and eating a plant-based diet doesn’t just keep you healthy. It also keeps the planet healthy.
Vegans choose not to consume animal products - cattle, pigs, all birds raised for human consumption, hens for egg-laying, feeder and dairy cattle. Vegans choose rather to eat natural products that don't involve the killing of animals and therefore live a more compassionate life.
Going vegan is good for health -
The consumption of animal fats and proteins has been linked to heart disease, colon and lung cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension, obesity, and a
number of other debilitating conditions. Cows' milk contains ideal amounts of fat and protein for young calves, but far too much for humans.
According to Gill Langley, a Ph.D. in biology and author of Vegan Nutrition, "it is clear from the example of many thousands of vegans worldwide
that a varied plant-based diet not only supports health and well-being but, additionally, can have positive health benefits.
A vegan diet is protective against such major killers as heart disease and cancer.
Going vegan prevents the exploitation of all animals -
The exploitation of animals is not only cruel but inhumane. Living in cramped conditions and many times standing in their own feces,
animals being raised for conventional slaughter can develop resistant strains of e-coli which is passed down to meat eaters.
Their meat also contains massive antibiotics and hormones they are fed as slaughter animals, remaining in the meat to consume.
Even organic meat cannot be proven that the animal was raised in humane ways, simply because it was not fed antibiotics or hormones.
Going vegan decreases water pollution -
Unfortunately, the production of livestock accounts for increases in water usage for the irrigation of crops to feed cattle and other forms of livestock.
Livestock are the largest source of water pollution, contributing to dead zones on coastal areas, human health problems, antibiotic resistance and the degradation of coral reefs.
The water pollution originates from run-offs of animal wastes, tannery chemicals, eroding pasture sediments, crop fertilizers and pesticides.