We are celebrating World’s Vegan Day, and more people are switching to veganism. Every person has their reason to shift to a vegan way of eating. Many are turning because of environmental or ethical reasons and most to have a healthy life. Though this change could be quite a task-shifting to plant and vegetable diet is a good start for a healthy lifestyle.
Today is the world’s vegan day, an annual event that is celebrated by vegan’s around the world. It is an essential day for veganism because there are thousands of benefits of veganism for humans, the environment, and the animals. If you are one of those who wish to switch to a vegan diet, then have a look:
What Is Veganism?
Veganism is consuming a vegan diet. It means a diet where no animal products, including meats and dairy products, are destroyed. Instead, you only intake plant based foods. This diet with meat and dairy products is like consuming less saturated fats that is directly related to heart diseases and high cholesterol level. A vegan diet is a mix of more cereals, nuts, fruits, vegetables, and seeds.
Things To Know Before Being A Vegan
- It is impossible to become a vegan overnight. You need to plan and prepare your body to transit into becoming one.
- It is advisable to not make changes all at once. Instead, start with making one dietary change. Like, do not stop eating meat or eggs all at once. Doing so would backfire you only, instead leave eating one at a time with an interval of a few days.
- Also, eliminating food groups from your diet will increase your risk of missing out on certain essential micronutrients from your body. A vegan diet may increase the deficiency of Vitamin D, vitamin B12, calcium, zinc, and protein. Consume food sources that are rich in these.
- During the process of turning into vegan, your body would experience various changes and may take time to adjust to it. You may undergo mood swings, irritable, and grumpy with hunger.
- Just because a food is vegetarian, it would be vegan too. Read food labels and verifying ingredients before consuming them.
- Being vegan would never mean; there are fewer choices to eat from. Like you can replace honey with some plant based sweetener or scrambled eggs with tofu. There is a lot to explore.
- Before turning to a vegan, make sure you have a list of all vegan-friendly restaurants in your city.
To easily digest fiber, it is recommended to drink plenty of water. Because the body can’t just rely on the digestive tract to break down fiber-rich food, drinking plenty of water would help in eliminating fiber through your system.
- Undoubtedly, it’s not easy to switch to veganism, but efforts are worth it. Also, it is advisable to see a dietician before being a vegan. To apply a vegan diet, make sure you are eating a healthy balanced diet. Make sure not to be deficient in any vital nutrient.
Happy World Vegan Day!