More and more of us are turning to the vegan diet.
According to a recent survey by the Vegan Society, the number of people living off a plant-based diet has increased by more than 360% in the last decade.
So, what’s behind this huge turn around?
6 reasons people turn vegan
1. Ethical reasons
For some, they dislike the thought of eating another animal, as well as from animals kept for eggs or milk.
They may then decide to abstain from eating all animal produce.
2. To help the environment
Some people turn to a plant-based diet for environmental reasons. Livestock such as cows and pigs require vast amount of land, this can cause deforestation.
There’s also an argument that the more livestock there is the more carbon monoxide is pumped into the atmosphere, creating more greenhouse gases.
3. Health benefits
Other opts for a vegan diet for health reasons, they may want to detox, cut out certain food groups or lose weight.
There are also links to a vegan diet and a decrease in the rates of diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
Many people who have a plant-based diet believe that it will help prolong their lifespan. There are many studies to support this view too.
5. They find eating meat and dairy unnatural
For some, eating animals goes against what they consider to be human nature. They believe our bodies don’t naturally digest meat or they don’t like the idea of drinking milk from another animal.
6. To lose weight
Another benefit, many find, is that when they stick to a plant-based diet they shed the kilos pretty quickly. This is because dairy food and meat produce is often very fatty.
The Healthy Mummy NOW offers VEGAN MEAL PLANS!
Are you thinking of joining the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and wondering about whether there are plenty of vegan options?
With over 450 vegan recipes available to members of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, there’s no need to worry that you won’t have enough choice. All you have to do is opt for vegan meal plans on the Challenge app.
Lose weight while tucking into delicious vegan recipes like the ones below…
Spicy Tofu Rice Paper Rolls
These Spicy Tofu Rice Paper Rolls are a fun way to get more veggies into the whole family. Tailor them to your family’s tastes (and what you have on hand).
Members of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge will have access to this recipe.
In less than 15 minutes you can prepare this egg-free Chocolate Custard for a tasty vegan dessert.
Join the challenge HERE to access this great recipe.
Raw Double Chocolate Peppermint Slice
For an after dinner treat or simply a midday pick me up, this Raw Double Chocolate Peppermint Slice is the perfect go-to snack and it’s vegan-friendly!
Our Stuffed Mushrooms avoid the cheese and focus on veggies, nuts and herbs instead.
You’ll need to join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge to access this recipe.
Satay Vegetarian Noodles
These Satay Vegetarian Noodles are made with a homemade satay sauce that is so easy yet so delicious. Join the challenge HERE to get access to this recipe.