The rise of vegan diets is documented in recent years, with more and more people adopting plant-based diets, especially famous athletes.
Athletes are increasingly turning to veganism because they are finding that a vegan diet can help them perform at their best. A Physicians Committee study published their findings, which explain that a vegan diet for athletes is beneficial for heart health, performance, and recovery.
With more people becoming aware of the benefits of a plant-based diet, it’s only a matter of time before the majority of the population is on board. Animal agriculture is already on the decline, and with growing awareness, it’s only continuing to fall.
Unconscious human acts will lead us to a vegan future
It is well-known that humans are not aware of their acts until they face the problem they have provoked. When we start facing the terrible consequences of climate change, it will be late to push the “back” button. But destroying our planet will only have deadly consequences for us, as the Earth has the power to regenerate. The sad truth is that the planet would be in much better shape if there were no humans.
So there are radical measures to undertake to save us and the environment. Animal agriculture is a leading cause of climate change. By switching to a plant-based diet we can help take a stand against this devastating issue. Additionally, veganism is better for our health as it can help reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity, and cancer. Plus, it’s more humane! The animal agriculture industry is notoriously cruel, so by ditching animal products, we can help to end this unnecessary suffering.
Today’s society always looks forward to trending diets, cleanses, and the latest intermittent fasting regimes seen on mind-numbing social media platforms such as Tik-Tok and Instagram. However, there’s no denying that a wholesome plant-based protein lifestyle is highly beneficial. And not just for fueling our bodies with proteins, minerals, and nutrients, but also for our beloved planet’s overall health and safety.
The health consequences of consuming animal versus plant protein could not be further apart. While plant protein offers an extensive array of health benefits, animal products are known to harm our health more than we may realize.
When talking about the impact that animal farming has on the environment, we surely don’t know where to start. There are just so many issues about raising farm animals and the various impacts on the environment. Consumption of natural resources is enormous, and if we don’t take some action, this planet will be a deadly place to live. We are in the middle of fighting the biggest battle called – Global Warming.
Food is the key element for human survival. By years, technology made a key element of survival turn into a key element of enjoyment, and how we call it today – gourmet. Then the internet and social media, together with various food blogs, made food a thing to show off. Fancy restaurants, often promoting French cuisine, offer fancy dishes that usually include animal products or ridiculous animal parts. That plate maybe looks nice and representative, but it is an unhealthy diet for you.
It is nice that the technology is developing, but exaggeration is not good in any industry.
Because of the speed of information today, people blindly follow food trends and must-try classics.
BUT, where does the food come from? What does it take to make one foie gras, lamb chop, steak, beef bourguignon, and many other specialties? Is it even healthy?
Meatless Monday is a global movement with a mission to encourage people to reduce meat in their diet for their and their planet’s health. It is a simple message – Skip meat at least once a week. Why Monday? Because researchers found out that on Mondays people are most likely to make positive changes. Finally, the goal is to let people see the positive change in their bodies and how healthier they feel after Meatless Monday, so they extend the practice to other days.
If you are thinking about switching to vegan diet, whether it is because of a more ethical way of living or because of health, you are already on a good path to become one.
People are running away from the word “vegan”. Automatically when you say “vegan” they have in mind grass, salads, or low nutrition. This topic carries a lot of prejudice by some individuals, mostly because of a lack of interest and knowledge about it.
But a vegan diet is all around us. Plants, fruits, vegetables, nuts, that everybody has in their daily meal more or less.
In recent years many people have adopted a vegan diet for its professed health benefits or after learning about the environmental impacts of the animal farming industry. This has not only attracted ordinary people but also bodybuilders. A vegan bodybuilding meal plan mainly consists of fruits, vegetables and plant-based proteins.
When it comes to healthy eating, it is hard to know just what to believe. Many of the myths surrounding plant-based food come from common misconceptions. False or contradictory information circulates rapidly, making it challenging to keep up-to-date with developments. There are many misconceptions about plant-based diets, which, more often than not, trip us up and keep us second-guessing the dietary choices we’ve picked over time. That’s why it is equally important to get to know what is true and what is false. Let’s learn together.
In this colonized world, it is not a surprise that the world is usually seen through white lenses. Social media, ads, and diets are likely to be recommended by white people for white people. And that is not only problematic but also unrealistic.
The persistent and often ignored whitewashing on today’s mainstream media is currently the provider of information on everything, especially food awareness and eating habits. But how can we talk about food without acknowledging the multiple racially of our world?
The truth is that we can’t. And if we do, we are most definitely ignoring the existence of racial and cultural differences. A long time ago, George Santayana said that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In a moment of history such as these, pledged by misinformation, right-wing politicians, and conspiracies theories, it should not be a surprise when people are clueless about where veganism started. It was not in LA. It is not white.