More and more of us are turning to the vegan diet.
According to a recent survey by the Vegan Society, the number of people living off a plant-based diet has increased by more than 360% in the last decade.
So, what’s behind this huge turn around?
6 reasons people turn vegan
1. Ethical reasons
For some, they dislike the thought of eating another animal, as well as from animals kept for eggs or milk.
They may then decide to abstain from eating all animal produce.
2. To help the environment
Some people turn to a plant-based diet for environmental reasons. Livestock such as cows and pigs require vast amount of land, this can cause deforestation.
There’s also an argument that the more livestock there is the more carbon monoxide is pumped into the atmosphere, creating more greenhouse gases.
3. Health benefits
Other opts for a vegan diet for health reasons, they may want to detox, cut out certain food groups or lose weight.
There are also links to a vegan diet and a decrease in the rates of diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
Many people who have a plant-based diet believe that it will help prolong their lifespan. There are many studies to support this view too.
5. They find eating meat and dairy unnatural
For some, eating animals goes against what they consider to be human nature. They believe our bodies don’t naturally digest meat or they don’t like the idea of drinking milk from another animal.
6. To lose weight
Another benefit, many find, is that when they stick to a plant-based diet they shed the kilos pretty quickly. This is because dairy food and meat produce is often very fatty.
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Moroccan Vegetables with Mint Cous Cous
A delicious vegan main meal with lots of flavor but very easy to put together.
Members of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge will have access to this recipe.
No Egg Chocolate Pudding
A delicious chocolate pudding that is vegan friendly if you choose a non dairy mild to prepare it with.
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Almond and Date Protein Bliss Balls
These Chocolate Almond Bliss Balls are easy to prepare with a great flavor combination. Store a batch in the fridge or freezer so you always have healthy snacks to hand.
Tofu Broccoli and Mushroom Stir Fry
Protein, chili, ginger and garlic are all great to help boost your metabolism. This nutritious stir fry is ready in minutes.
You’ll need to join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge to access this recipe.
Vegetarian Satay Noodles
These Vegetarian Satay Noodles are made with a homemade satay sauce that is so easy yet so delicious.
Join the challenge HERE to get access to this recipe.