So why go vegan? We have 4 reasons. For animals, for the environment, for your health and because being vegan is delicious and rewarding!
For the animals
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.
For the environment
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. Read more about this issue here.
For your health
Following 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 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.
Veganism is delicious and rewarding
Going vegan is delicious! There are so many delicious and yummy alternatives out there today and so many delicious vegan recipes to try. You will be in food heaven. Most of the time vegan dishes are so good, people wont know the difference. Being vegan is rewarding because you know you are doing right for the planet, for the voiceless and for yourself.
Here are a few of our favourite recipes for you to try!