5 reasons to try vegan this World Vegan Month!

Posted on the 11th November 2022

World Vegan Month is probably the best time to try veganism – but why? Here’s 5 reasons why you should give it a go!

1) It’s kinder to animals

Animals suffer horrendously during the production of animal products, including those which are considered ‘high welfare’. Animal Aid has documented horrific suffering on British farms and inside British slaughterhouses.

By going vegan and eating a plant-based diet, you’ll be removing your support for these appalling practices.

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2) It’s better for the planet

Farming animals is one of the biggest causes of greenhouse gas emissions, deforestation, water use, land use and water pollution. Comparative studies show that the carbon footprint of a vegan diet can be as much as 60 per cent smaller than a meat-based one.

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3) It’s healthy

Every major dietician and nutritionist board/organisation in the world, including the British Dietetics Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, recognises that a balanced vegan diet is healthy and provides all the nutrients one needs to live a happy healthy life. In addition, research shows that those following a plant-based diet suffer lower rates of diabetes, obesity, heart disease and certain types of cancer.

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4) It can save you money

Some of the cheapest foods available are vegan. We’re talking beans, pulses, legumes, vegetables, fruits, potatoes, whole grains and things of that nature. Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to splash out on the fancy meat replacements (although they are delicious!). So, you can do your wallet some good by opting for cheaper plant-based protein sources. In fact, research from the University of Oxford has found that adopting a vegan diet can actually reduce the average food bill by up to a third.

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5) It’s never been easier

Going vegan doesn’t mean going without. You can now get vegan versions of everything – so you never have to miss out on your favourite foods. Every supermarket, restaurant, and coffee shop chain, as well as most independents, all have extensive vegan options, with some eateries having entirely vegan menus!

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This World Vegan Month, Animal Aid is running our 7-Day Vegan Challenge, which is the perfect opportunity for anybody interested in going vegan to give a try, and get all the help they need!

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