I’ve learnt many things about veganism and the benefits of it in a short amount of time. I still have a lot to learn about it and its connections with spirituality but after being vegan for three months I am 100% sure that I would never go back.
There are many health benefits for veganism aswell as the most obvious moral reasons.
A healthy vegan diet is full of vitamins B1, C and E, aswell as folic acid, magnesium and iron while being low in cholesterol and saturated fats. This can reduce the risk of getting conditions such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Plant- based foods provide phytochemicals which help prevent and heal the body from cancer, boost protein enzymes and work with antioxidants in the body.
I keep getting asked “but where do you get your protein from?” and “you need milk and dairy for calcium otherwise you will get weak bones”. NO. This is so SO wrong!
There are so many different forms of protein and calcium that don’t come from meat or dairy. We don’t need meat or dairy in our diets, it’s a lie that everyone’s been told from a young age.
Sources of protein come from beans, nuts, peas, lentils and soy products and sources of calcium come from unsweetened soya, tofu, pulses, bread, dried fruits, kale and broccoli.
It’s so easy not to eat meat or dairy and the effects on the body are amazing once these are cut out.
In the three months of being vegan I’ve noticed a huge change in my hair and skin which have improved so much. I have so much more energy, I don’t feel sluggish or run down EVER. I work long hours at my current job and I used to always feel so tired half way through the day that I would physically have to sit down or I would nearly pass out. Now I can go a whole day, wake up fresh and go to bed still fresh.
I always used to be ill and run down in some way, either really ill from glandular fever which kept returning or run down with colds or extreme tiredness but now I can go a full day at work and fit the gym in 5 times a week aswell as setting up my own business without feeling drained. It’s the most amazing feeling, I’m actually progressing so much and getting on with so much work and I still feel great.
Not only do I feel healthier and happier but I look it. People have noticed and mentioned it to me and I put it down to my diet. Being vegan motivates you to become healthier so I’m naturally drinking more water and wanting to workout because I feel good in myself.
Vegan diet is 100% the way forward and I would strongly recommend anyone who disagrees to do the 7 day vegan challenge. Just be vegan for one week and you’ll notice the difference without a doubt.
Before you ask someone why they’re vegan, ask yourself why you aren’t.