Why not try Veganuary this year?

As we approach the New year, lots of us are probably thinking of ways we can burn of the Christmas weight off or maybe be a bit more active.  January marks the month for the Veganuary pledge!  Last year saw more than 582.000 take part shattering previous records.

This year why not give it a try? Not only does it offer some significant benefits to your body it also greatly benefits the planet we live on.

It conserves water

Millions of people around the world don't have access to clean water. Many more people struggle with periodic water issues. Livestock consume more fresh water than anything else, it takes 100 to 200 times more water to raise a pound of beef than it does to raise a pound of plant foods. did you know that cutting down on one kilo of beef saves 15,000 litres of water?

A vegan diet reduces energy consumption

Raising livestock consumes lots of energy, This is heavily due to the time duration it takes to raise animals as well as the food they consume that was grown on the land. Meat products have a long logistical process from start to finish and each step requires high levels of energy.

A plant-based protein on the other hand, can be finished with 8 times less energy costs than meat-based.

Air purification

Livestock is notoriously one of the worst causes of air pollution in todays society, worse than all means of transportation combined. Plants are the opposite, plants clear the air through photosynthesis, they convert the carbon dioxide we exhale into fresh oxygen, and they can also remove toxins from the air we breathe.

A vegan diet will make you more healthy

All the nutrients you need--and probably don’t get enough of--are provided by a vegan diet. Fresh vegetables, fruits and other vegan staples are teeming with nutrients that meat just doesn’t provide.

You can get all the protein you need from peanut butter, quinoa, lentils, beans, and much, much more.

It’s really amazing how much better you feel when you eat healthy. If not try Veganuary see if you can cut down meat intake by 1 or 2 meals a week, any change is helping to benefit both the planet as well as yourselves.

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