It’s No Meat May, which means one thing- it’s time to switch to a plant-based diet for 31 days to: improve your health, help the planet, save animals from suffering and do your bit for world hunger.
Let’s talk more about No Meat May and why it’s so important to continue this movement throughout the year.
A well-planned vegan diet (following healthy eating guidelines) will contain all the nutrients that your body needs.
There is research about how a vegan diet can assist in lowering blood pressure, inflammation, and cholesterol. Adopting a vegan diet is such a great opportunity to learn about nutrition and how it can improve your diet. As a wholefood vegan, you will eat more whole grains, fruit, nuts, seeds and vegetables which are full of fibre, vitamins and minerals, all are part of a balanced diet. Read more about this over on No Meat May.
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It’s time to start your No Meat May (and beyond!). We have a delicious range of plant-based recipes for you to try and enjoy. There’s delicious breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks- it’s the perfect place to start. Take a look now.
Everyone is aware of the ways to live a greener life, such as recycling, walking or cycling instead of driving the car. Another way to reduce your carbon footprint is by avoiding animal products (cow flatulence isn’t only to blame!). Raising animals for food requires a lot of recourses, such as food, water and land. When you eat less or no animals products it means fewer farmed animals, less deforestation, less overfishing and reduced water use. Reducing or eliminating meat and animal products from your diet is a great way to help save our shared home. Read more about this over on No Meat May.
Are you for the Earth?
Did you know that factory farming is the number one cause of animal cruelty? And you can help end it. To prevent the exploitation of animals is a big reason so many people become and stay vegan. You may have an emotional connection for all animals and believe that all sentient creatures have the right to freedom and life. By avoiding animal products you are taking a stand, and using your voice to say no to animal cruelty and exploitation to animals. You are the voice for the voiceless.
One of our founders, Dani, saw her insatiable love of meat get snuffed out when she ‘truly’ connected with a pig at an animal protest rally in Hobart, Tasmania in her mid 20s. She had a light bulb moment, and in that instant, became vegetarian. As a natural progression, vegetarian to vegan happened slowly with love, self-compassion, some often very confronting realisations and an open-minded attitude.
4) Food Security
In order to feed 10 billion people by 2050, we will need to DOUBLE our current food supply. Although, as the population increases, available land, water, energy and other resources decrease. We strongly urge you to read more about this issue here.
Are you saying YES to No Meat May?
So there you have it, the top 4 reasons for saying YES to No Meat May. If you embark on this journey of being plant-based for a month (even if you struggled- we get it, it happens) then it’s time for you to transition fully to a plant-based diet. Make sure you read our blog about Transitioning to a Vegan Lifestyle.