Veganism is becoming increasingly popular as people seek healthy and sustainable sources of nutrition. As mentioned in our previous article, upcoming generations, like Gen Z, are more likely to become vegan. Because of that, we will dedicate this post to vegan superfoods that will boost your immunity.
For vegans, there are many different superfoods to choose from that can provide essential nutrients for a balanced diet and clean eating. The most popular vegan superfoods include quinoa, legumes, chia seeds, nuts, and dark leafy greens. These foods are packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making them an ideal choice for an immunity boost. This food is affordable, easy to find, and can be prepared in many delicious ways. If you want to make sure you are eating completely natural and clean food, you can shop for veggies locally from trusted farmers. Shopping for veggies in supermarkets might have some shady origins or might not be completely fresh.
We were born and raised with many different prejudices and beliefs, that we incorporated from our surroundings. It was mainly by our parents, relatives, friends, etc. But a significant part was coming from some old and questionable medical findings and of course – the media. One of them is the Red Meat Myth.
The same is with other foods. Milk was always promoted as healthy, good for children’s development, useful for the bones, and full of important vitamins needed for our body, but in recent years, we can see how new studies and practices are destroying that theory. People nowadays are showing lactose intolerance and different allergic skin reactions when consuming milk. Even acne was related to higher consumption of dairy products, which we explained in our previous blog post.
The same is happening with other minerals and vitamins, especially when it comes to Iron, Vitamin B12, and protein in the vegan diet. In this article, we will focus on Iron in plant-based food.
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.