8 Things Vegans Really Want You to Know

1. You’ll save the lives of countless animals each year.  

Animals want to live free of harm just as much as we do. But on modern farms they are subjected to treatment that would be illegal if perpetrated against a dog or cat.

2. Vegans are saving the planet.

Eating meat is one of the leading causes of climate change, pollution, water wastage, deforestation, and species extinction. If we want to make a difference for the planet, meat has got to go.

3. Being vegan exposes you to new foods and they’re delicious.  

From kale and quinoa to seitan and sweet potatoes, vegan fare is fabulous! Expand your palate and discover a whole new world of flavor.

4. It feels great to live in line with your values.  

This can’t be overstated. Knowing that you are living a life that reduces violence and suffering in the world feels amazing.

5. Vegan food is everywhere.  

Almost every city in the U.S. has incredible all-vegan restaurants or restaurants that can create fantastic vegan dishes. For veg restaurants near you, click here.
6. You can be happy and healthy without meat.

Healthier, even. Skipping meat is a great way to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. You could also live longer!

7. Eating veg could save you money.  

A vegan diet is loaded with inexpensive fruits, veggies, grains, legumes, beans, nuts, and more! Click here for a list of tasty, budget-friendly vegan recipes.

8. One person makes a difference.  

You make a huge difference to the approximately 30 land animals you spare each year. With millions of vegans around the world, think of how many more we’ll spare together!

– Ready to give it a shot? Click here for delicious vegan recipes, easy meal ideas, and tips on making the switch.

Plant based diets reduce the risk of a broad range of health concerns.
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduce cholesterol
- Reverse diabetes
- Prevent cancer
- Help maintain a healthy weight and more

- Only animal products contain cholesterol
- Red and processed meat contain carcinogens which cause cancer
- Dairy is also linked to higher risk of cancer
- Animal protein tends to leach calcium from the bones, leading to its excretion in the urine
- Animal proteins are high in sulfur-containing amino acids which acidify the blood (acidity causes inflammation and disease in the body)

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When I wasn’t vegan yet, French toast was one of my favourite and most eaten breakfasts. To replace the eggs, I’ve used flax seeds and/or mashed banana before but it never came close to the real thing and I rarely made it anymore. The other day I decided to give it another try and used an egg replacement powder instead and it actually tasted like real French toast 😍 I nearly cried because I was so happy 😭😄 Soo to make this I used 1 egg replacement, mixed it with a splash of cinnamon and vanilla extract, dipped in the bread (~1 minute on each side) and then baked it in a bit of coconut oil.

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