Reasons to try vegan this November

Posted on the 1st November 2021

Today – 1st November – marks World Vegan Day and the start of World Vegan Month. Here’s why you should try vegan!

1. It’s good for animals.

Animals used to produce meat, milk, eggs and other products suffer horrendously during their short lives – including those considered ‘high welfare’. Animal Aid has documented shocking suffering on British farms and inside British slaughterhouses. By going vegan, you won’t be financially supporting these horrific practices.

See more about our undercover investigations
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 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. We only have one planet and need to look after it.

Read more about how veganism benefits the planet
3. It’s healthy.

Every major nutritionist organisation in the world, including the British Dietetics Association and the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, recognises that a balanced vegan diet is healthy and provides all of 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.

Read more about the health benefits of being vegan
4. It’s affordable.

Some of the cheapest foods available are vegan. We’re talking beans, pulses, legumes, vegetables, fruits, potatoes and wholegrains. Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to splash out on fancy meat replacements (although they are delicious!). So, you can do your bank balance some good by opting for cheaper plant-based protein sources.

Check out our Plant-based Cooking on a Budget booklet

5. It’s delicious.
Going vegan doesn’t mean going without. You can now get vegan versions of all your favourites – from cakes and ice-cream, to burgers and bacon.

Check out our Vegan Recipes section

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