The New Wave of Veganism

 

In the culinary world, diet plans trending and falling is an everyday business. It’s no wonder to see new diets popping every now and then, and there’s absolutely no harm in accepting that we have followed quite a share of them as well. Amidst all of that, we were introduced to Veganism which we all thought to be another “diet plan” for healthy living or weight loss to be precise.  However, Veganism turned out to be a philosophical lifestyle choice than just a diet which is here to stay. It is a thoughtful way of living where the consumption of anything that is of animal origin is avoided by choice.

Veganism as a lifestyle is not just about the diet; a vegan is not supposed to use any animal-based product even for clothing or any other purpose. People opt for veganism because of ethical reasons involving animal rights, environmental factors or health benefits.

 

When it comes to the subject of animal rights, prevention of animal exploitation is the key factor for vegans to choose veganism. Having an emotional attachment to animals also adds to this, but mostly they believe in the right to life and freedom for every sentient creature. As far as animal rights are concerned about, avoiding animal products in any way is the only solution to animal cruelty.

The adverse effect due to the consumption of animal products is not only limited to animal exploitation, but it also affects the environment.  The commercial production of animal products causes an adverse impact on the environment because of the farm to fork processes. The acres of land required growing the amount of crop feed for meat and dairy production adds to serious environmental issues such as deforestation and species extinction. On the other hand, for vegan diet the quantity of crops and water required is considerably less, making it an easy and effective way to reduce the harmful impact on the environment.

Apart from the above-said reasons, nowadays, more people are turning to veganism for health benefits as well. This plant-based diet is packed with all the essential vitamins, minerals, iron, protein and calcium helping you to have a flawless younger looking skin and boosted energy levels. And for the ones who think being vegan is eating only greens and boring food, you’re in for a delicious surprise.

 

A vegan diet is usually low in saturated fat, high in fiber and rich in antioxidants which helps you fight against modern-day health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and obesity. Going vegan is easier than ever before with its increased popularity which is making it quite mainstream now.  It is not a difficult routine to follow even if you want to eat out once in a while as you will easily find vegan items on most of the menus.

As we are celebrating the whole of November as World Vegan month, I think this is the perfect time for everyone to experience a Vegan lifestyle at least for a few days to discover the benefits of living this way.

 

Shruti Raj

A simple writer, with hands on experience in Public Relations and Communications. An ardent lover of food with a natural flair for culinary arts, who loves to write anything and everything about food, with a career background of more than half a decade invested in various communication fields. Now being a part of ICCA Dubai Digital Marketing team, she intends to showcase her professional expertise in web & print content development and food photography, and adapt to learn more with the team.

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