3 Reasons Why I Became Vegan
After being an on-and-off vegetarian my whole life, I decided to go vegan this summer. What? Yes, people!! I am a newbie vegan and nope, this is not a trend, it just fits with my lifestyle.
First, let me start by explaining what veganism or vegan means. Basically, someone who is vegan does not consume any animal products. It is actually one step further than vegetarianism. Personally, it was an easy transition for me because the only animal product I was consuming were eggs.
I have done a lot of reading and seen a ton of documentaries on Netflix after I decided to be a vegan. Everything I read or saw helped me to justify my decision, and made sense to me. Additionally, I absolutely love being vegan. It has lifted my spirit in many ways and has added so much to my wellness.
Lately, I have been getting a lot of….why vegan? So, I wanted to summarize it in 3 points below:
- I am passionate about Healthy Lifestyle– I have always been passionate about a healthier lifestyle, and veganism for me is not just a diet, it’s a lifestyle. There are so many health benefits of being vegan but you have to make sure you get a proper amount of vitamin D and B12. I have always been a foodie, so I eat anything and everything but animal products. Do not get me wrong because you don’t have to be a vegan to be healthy. There are so many ways to be healthier. This is just something that fits with my lifestyle and I love it.
- I love Animals– Growing up, I took animals for granted and I wish I could change that but my love for animals is growing more every day. I think animals are the honest and pure souls and I have been able to emotionally bond with them. While I love all animals, dogs are my favorite and I hope to get one in near future.
- For the environment and the planet– It is true that the number one cause of CO2 emission, pollution, water waste and, deforestation is cattle, also with the population growth, the increasing demand of meat and animal products has forced the industries to treat animals like machinery in order to meet the requirements. Additionally, it has been found that if we could not have to feed the livestock, we could feed two planets. So, it totally makes sense to me as the old saying goes, “be the change that you wish to see in the world”. And, I’ve been enjoying every second of cruelty-free life.