What is Veganism and why is it celebrated in November?

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Happy world vegan month! Do you know that the month of November is celebrated as vegan month meaning 30 full days of veganism? The vegan community dates back to the old days with more and more joining the movement thanks to increased accessibility to vegan food products. It’s a curious topic for many and intriguing as well, and why not? Being on a plant-based diet is not an easy thing to do. Instead, it’s a giant step for mother nature and the planet.

What is Veganism?

The concept of veganism is as old as our history and its impact can be seen more nowadays as more and more people are turning vegans for quite obvious reasons- for the planet and for the animals! Unlike vegetarians, vegans avoid eggs and animal products in any form such as cheese, milk or milk products and gelatin. 

The Vegan Society defines veganism as “a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment. In dietary terms, it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.”

Reasons for adopting Veganism

  • To maintain a healthy lifestyle– Research has shown that going vegan can reduce or reverse your state of chronic diseases and their impact on your health. Plant-based diet is always a healthier alternative to meat and helps reduce your chances of getting diseases related to blood pressure, cholesterol levels, body weight, risk of heart disease, and risk of Type-2 diabetes. 
  • Food poisoning common through animal products– Animal products, especially meats and milk, can be contaminated with unhealthy chemicals. Herbicides, pesticides, and heavy metals are frequently found in animal fat. It is also possible that the animals themselves have received growth hormones that may be present in processed meat. 
  • Free of allergens– Many people are allergic to animal and milk products derived from animal-based sources. Going vegan is making sure that you get all that nutrition and healthy food with plant-based healthy substitutes of meat and other animal products without getting allergic reaction.
  • For mind body and wellness– Veganism is considered healthy diet and its effects have shown improvements in one’s physiological and psychological health. Eating a consistent vegan diet is believed to bring more stability in one’s mind and thoughts in the long run.

What do vegans eat?

One might wonder, ”what do vegans eat?” but the reality is there are thousands of vegan recipes and dishes that taste as good as meat dishes and are easy to prepare. 

  • fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grain pasta, bread, rice, couscous, bulgur, millet, quinoa, and so much more)
  • legumes, nuts, and seeds (chickpeas, black beans, pinto beans are a great source of plant-based proteins! 
  • flaxseeds, walnuts, or chia seeds
  • tofu and soybeans
  • fortified dairy substitutes such as almond milk, oat milk, or soy milk
  • vegan food products or meat alternatives like plant-based burger patties, plant-based mayonnaise, etc.

Some popular vegan dishes include falafel, rice and beans curry, vegan black bean burger, vegan tofu vegan fried rice, vegan veg soup, noodles soup, vegetable burrito with avocado and beans, vegan pie, spring rolls, and many more mouth-watering vegan delicacies which are famous around the world and equally enjoyed by meat lovers. 

Veganism is not a trend and it’s here to stay, not fade away. It is becoming a movement which is getting stronger every day as more and more people pledge to give up meat in their diet to turn vegan.

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