What are The Benefits of Veganuary?
One lifestyle change - many advantages! Scroll down to find out the many benefits of enjoying a vegan diet, and how Veganuary has helped amplify this message to millions.
Easy Introduction To Veganism
For some people, trying a vegan diet for the first time can be a daunting prospect. But by encouraging people to try out a vegan diet for only one month, Veganuary gets around this issue by eliminating the ‘all or nothing’ approach. It takes the pressure off first-timer vegan eaters and introduces this lifestyle in a fun way.
By asking people to stick to veganism for only one month and not longer, it makes the movement much more inclusive and easy to adopt. Finally, there is power in numbers - Veganuary gives its participants a feeling of camaraderie by being part of a collective movement - which sweetens this pledge even more.
There is overwhelming evidence that a well-balanced plant-based diet is a rich source of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytonutrients. A vegan diet, when embraced over long periods, has been seen to lower the risk of lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and more.
The proteins found in vegan food sources like legumes have a wider range of amino acids when compared to animal-based protein sources, which have a greater anti-inflammatory effect on the body. And contrary to what many people assume, a plant-based diet has several rich and vibrant sources of protein.
Veganuary has helped several thousands of people take that crucial first step towards veganism - a habit that they’re free to embrace beyond a month if it resonates with them. Signing up for the movement gives you access to a plethora of easy plant-based recipes, food lists, tips, and tricks that make cooking and eating vegan a breeze.
According to Veganuary’s annual report, the 400,000 people who signed up for their 2020 event represented a whopping 1 million animals being saved and a carbon dioxide savings of 450,000 flights! Considering that the meat industry is one of the biggest producers of greenhouse gases methane and Nitrous Oxide, this is easy to believe!
It is proven that a plant-based diet is far more environmentally sustainable for the planet than an animal-based diet is. It prevents the rampant deforestation, land and water pollution, and carbon emissions associated with the animal farming industry. As the world fights the ongoing climate change issue, switching to a vegan diet can be the single biggest step you could take as an individual to do your part towards a greener, cleaner world.
Educating People About Animal Cruelty
The animal cruelty aspect and the inhumane conditions for animals in the meat industry is one that the general public is encouraged to turn a blind eye to. But over the years, a movement like Veganuary has managed to put a spotlight on this issue in an inclusive way.
Instead of blaming meat-eaters outright and assuming them to be part of the problem, they have changed the game by making them part of the conversation around compassion towards animals.
This has gently but firmly helped more and more people acknowledge how animal farming leads to animal abuse, and how a vegan diet can prevent this ill-treatment of our fellow living beings.