Vegan for the Day
April 22, 2021
Being a vegan means adopting a plant-based diet and avoiding all foods that come from animals. These foods include meat, milk, butter, cheese, or any animal based products.
Going into today, I was nervous that I wasn’t going to be able to find any food that I like because I usually depend heavily on meat and dairy products for my diet. However, it was not as difficult as I thought it would be and I really enjoyed all of the different meals that we had.
People choose to go vegan for many different reasons. Here are just a few.
Living a healthier lifestyle. Studies show that going vegan can lead to living a longer life, improve physical well being, and promotes weight loss. Many people who chose to live a vegan lifestyle often said that they felt better about what they are putting into their body. Many people believe that eating meat will help increase physical shape however there are vegan supplements that produce physical benefits.
Saving the environment. Before going Vegan for the day, Devyn and I researched the impact that veganism has on the environment. More than half of our greenhouse gas emissions are accounted for by livestock and their byproducts. Also, by going vegan it would slowly ease animal cruelty and deforestation needed for farmland. Because veganism is beneficial to the environment, many people choose this diet for the positive environmental impact.
After going vegan for the day, I can relate to why people would want to adopt this into their diet. After the day Devyn and I both felt healthier and better knowing that we were putting healthy food into our body to fuel our day. I would highly suggest for people to try going vegan (even if it is for just one day) and check out some of our recipes for inspiration.