Health & Wellness

Hop On The Vegan Bandwagon!

If you’ve ever thought about joining the anti-dairy social club then now is the time.

By Yagna S.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s all the rage about veganism but didn’t know where to start then we are here to help you out. From understanding what it can do for you to what it can do for the planet. As one would say vegan isn’t just a diet it is a way of living.

By now we’ve all heard people go on and on about how good going vegan is for your body and truth to be told, IT IS. Vegan diets tend to provide more fiber, antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds, in simpler words it will provide you with all the essential nutrients just leaving behind the unnecessary ones. 

It is no surprise that vegans have a much controlled blood sugar level and improved kidney functioning. Studies also say that you lower the risk of heart disease by a whopping 42%. I think we’ve given you enough reasons as to why switching to a vegan diet is a pretty great idea but by switching to vegan you are not only helping yourself but also the environment. 

 

 

If we cut down meat and diary products from our diets alone, we can reduce the carbon footprint by a huge margin. It is said that diary and meat production add tremendously to the greenhouse gasses which in turn adds to climate change, water pollution and air pollution just to name a few. So by switching to a vegan diet you’re doing the environment a huge favour. 

At this point, if you’re convinced to give the vegan life a shot, then here are a few tips for you, there’s this whole preconceived notion that going vegan means eating salads for all three meals of the day, which is not true at all. The thought process is that we are trying to avoid foods that involve animals in their processing mechanism, this doesn’t mean vegan meals cannot be filling and delicious. 

At first, the whole shift might be discouraging to a few but it’s important to experiment with the plethora of options available from sweet potatoes, quinoa, spinach to bananas, berries, tofu, beans, almond milk and the list goes on. It is necessary that you find out what works and what doesn’t for your body. 

 

 

And while you’re making the transition, make sure that you’re not rushing into it, focus on adding and not subtracting. It is important to remember that your body might not be accustomed to the diet right away so be patient with yourself and give yourself the time to adjust to the change. 

It is always easier to make lifestyle changes when you’re doing it with a group of people. If your friend is also willing to make the transition then that’s great but if not, there are online vegan communities that you can resort to, to keep yourself motivated and informed. The idea behind veganism is that you stay kind to the animals and the planet but what’s the point of it all, if you’re not kind to yourself so give yourself a break and don’t stress out. 

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