Nov. 1: the day of veganism. How about changing your eating style?

Since 1994, World Veganism Day is on November 1st. The then President of The Vegan Society, Louise Wallis, had this idea. If you're not out of the movement yet, keep reading to assess whether it's worth changing your eating style. One thing is sure: being vegan has more advantages than you might think!

The Origin of Veganism

The essential vegan institution on the planet, The Vegan Society, was founded in 1944. Perhaps due to the lack of meat, the Second World War forced many people to change their food to vegetables because of the scarcity of food. But the movement's proposal went far beyond just the intake of vegetables.

In addition to the "most purified diet,” the uncompromising struggle for animals’ emancipation, ridding them of sacrifice to serve and satisfy the whims of the greedy human being!

The foundations of the veganism proposal

For the animals

If animals are beings who are aware, they must have the right to life. Being vegan means not consuming anything of animal origin besides fish, crustaceans, insects, dairy products, eggs, and honey.

Leather, fur or any other animal product should also be banned. The use of cleaning or beauty products is also not possible. Breeding for slaughter causes irreversible damage to the ecosystem, such as biodiversity imbalance, freshwater scarcity and pollution in general. That's why all animals deserve more respect!

For your health 

Vegan diets are well planned, following balanced dietary rules because they contain all the nutrients our body needs. It demystifies individual wards that claim that our genetics need the meat protein, so we don't have a disease. Significant institutions such as the British Dietetic Association and the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics bring down these myths. The vegan lifestyle contributes to the drop in blood pressure to optimal levels and lowers the cholesterol rate.

The vegan individuals also had reduced heart disease incidence, diabetes (type 2), and some types of cancer. The variation of organic products is super-extensive, and the vast majority are whole grains, fruits, nuts, seeds, and vegetables, rich in beneficial fibers, vitamins, and minerals.

For the people

The consumption of plants and their derivatives alone is a form of sustainability because vegan food production only requires 1/3 of the necessary land compared to the diet of meat and milk. With growing global food and water insecurity due to many environmental and socio-economic problems, this is the best time to change your eating habits! The vegan movement is also one of the foremost responsible for reducing the carbon footprint!

Myths cannot succeed in undermining the diet only of vegetables!

As already mentioned in the post about vegetable diet myths, the consumption of vegetables alone is not that harmful to health. If, for example, there is a need for a kind of "organic cleansing,” it is understandable that one starts consuming only lighter foods.

Some health deficiencies, such as gout, can often be mitigated from a temporary reduction of animal products. 

For the nutritional biochemist Roger Williams, Ph.D., who coined the term 'biochemical individuality,’ "people cannot see veganism as a diet that weakens because it requires different nutrients since we know that individuals have genetic mapping. Thus, there is no organism strictly identical to the other."

4 tips for you to become a real vegan:

  1. Research hard: first of all, you'll be researching deep to find a vegan diet compatible with your biotype.

  2. Consult a professional: it is critical to listen to a nutritionist after finding the ideal diet. It will tell you if everything is okay or correct any nutritional deficiencies to find the perfect balance.

  3. Forget or leave aside the mocking: those less enlightened crowd does not miss the chance to mock those who do not eat meat and other animal derivatives. The best thing is to ignore these guys. If you think it's appropriate, show the positive side of veganism to convert the less radical guys.

  4. Find a varied vegan menu: try to find out who's been in the business for a more extended time. With rare exceptions, you'll get fruit juice at a diner or in the neighborhood or even at a fast-food store, even on rare bakeries or supermarkets that sell vegan food.

Vegans have their space at Greenco because they might find what they want: a beautiful Vegan Collection. Check it out here!