Vegan Lifestyle: Good For You And The Environment

There are about 8 and a half million vegans in the United States. These people are not tree hugging hippies. They’re just regular people who want to live a healthier lifestyle. But living the vegan lifestyle is about so much more than just being healthy. It’s about being compassionate to animals and to mother Earth as well.

A vegan diet consists of fruits, vegetables and legumes, but does not consist of animals nor animal products. This includes chicken and fish. Vegans also don’t have dairy products like milk, cheese and butter and do not eat eggs either. So not only do vegans not eat animals, but products derived from animals either.

But being a vegan is more than just not eating meat nor other animal derived foods. It’s also about avoiding wearing leather or other products made from animals. Not only that, but vegans also go to great lengths to avoid products that were tested on animals. Basically, the goal is to have a cruelty-free lifestyle for animals.

Since vegans avoid meat and dairy, you could imagine how healthy this lifestyle can be. The benefits include decreasing the risk of cancer, heart attacks and lowering obesity levels.

But this kind of diet is not just good for you but it’s also good for the environment. Livestock production generates more greenhouse gases than all forms of transportation combined. It has been said that the true solution to global warming is adopting the vegan lifestyle.