A vegan diet is better for the environment, your health, and animals.
Vegan Foods Are More Sustainable Than Animal-Derived Foods
Raising animals for food is grossly inefficient. Farmed animals eat large quantities of grain, resulting in relatively small amounts of meat, milk, or eggs. Many times more land is required to feed a meat-eater than a vegan, and animal agriculture places a severe strain on water resources. In addition, the gases and waste produced by farmed animals cause serious pollution. Swapping meat, dairy “products”, and eggs for vegan foods is one of the simplest ways to eat more sustainably, protect the environment, and help reduce animal suffering.
According to reports by the United Nations, animal agriculture is “one of the top two or three most significant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global” and a global shift towards a vegan diet is necessary to save the world from hunger, fuel poverty, and the worst effects of climate change.
A Vegan Diet Is Better for Your Health
Replacing animal “products” with vibrant vegan foods can have a big impact on your health, as a plant-based diet has been shown to reduce the risk of suffering from a host of ailments, including diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Vegan foods contain all the fibre and nutrients that the human body needs, minus much of the saturated fat and all of the cholesterol found in meat, eggs, and dairy foods.
Don’t make a token gesture for this year’s NHS Sustainability Day – go vegan! It’s one of the most significant steps you can take towards leading a more sustainable lifestyle. Start your journey by taking PETA’s 30-day vegan pledge and downloading a free vegan starter kit packed with recipes, tips on making the switch, and much more.