By Published On: July 19, 2022Categories: Plant-Based Health & WellnessComments Off on 7 Veganism Facts You Probably Didnt Know

Veganism is often described as a plant-based diet. But it’s so much more than this. You are already aware that vegans don’t consume any animal or animal-based products. Veganism is a lifestyle that supports the animals and the environment while also offering various health benefits.

But with so much information available, it’s often hard to distinguish between the misconceptions and the truth. Today, let’s look at seven facts you probably didn’t know about veganism.

1. Eating a vegan diet reduces your carbon footprint.

A study by Oxford University revealed that a vegan diet is “the single biggest measure” an individual can take to reduce their environmental impact.

By opting for vegan options, you can reduce your carbon footprint by 73%.

2. It’s actually rare for vegans to have a protein deficit.

One of the biggest myths is that a vegan diet lacks protein.

Most people believe that switching to a vegan diet will result in protein deficiency. This is not true. Beans, chickpeas, lentils, tofu, tempeh, soya chunks, and seitan are only a few of the various options available for vegan protein.

3. Veganism saves the oceans.

Animal agriculture causes ocean “dead zones” due to overfishing, pollution, and climate change which are all ruining the marine ecosystem. Various species of ocean life are close to extinction, and coral reefs are also in danger.

By switching to veganism, you are saving our oceans, which are a vital resource for humankind.

4. Some of the world’s biggest celebrities are vegan.

Celebrities such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Zac Efron, Joaquin Phoenix, Madonna, and Alicia Silverstone have all opted for vegan living.

Zac Efron’s Netflix series “Down to Earth” is all about finding solutions to the climate crisis and the actor also shares his passion for plant-based living.

5. You don’t need to be 100% vegan to make an impact.

Adopting a vegan diet is great for your health and the planet, but for some, it may prove a little challenging to switch over completely.

The good news is that you don’t have to commit to strict veganism to feel the benefits of the lifestyle. Simply reducing your intake of animal products is a great start.

6. Each vegan spares 30 animal lives a year.

The animal industry uses horrific practices in order to generate a maximum profit. These animals spend their whole lives confined in factory farms in unimaginable conditions.

By choosing veganism, you are protecting animals around the world.

7. A plant-based diet increases metabolism.

People who follow a plant-based diet burn calories 16% faster on average compared to the metabolism of those who consume animal-based products.

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