9 Unexpected Benefits of Going Vegan

1. You’ll spare animals.

OK, so maybe this one’s a bit obvious. Did you there are over 8 billion farmed animals suffering at slaughterhouse factory farms, and without a doubt, the best step we all can take to help end this awful animal cruelty is to leave animals off your plate, out of your refrigerator and cupboards. Changing to a vegan diet will spare the lives of over 30 farmed animals each and every year.

What most would not expect is that changing to a vegan lifestyle will spare the lives of millions of wild animals too!

2. You’ll live longer.

Study after study has shown that one of the best ways to improve your health is to adopt a balanced, bountiful vegan diet. In fact, researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that compared to shorter-term vegetarians, people on a vegetarian diet for more than 17 years enjoyed a 3.6-year increase in life expectancy. Imagine all you could do with those extra years!

3. You’ll look and feel amazing.

Many people say that after they went vegan their complexions improved, their hair got shinier, and they lost unwanted pounds.

4. You’re standing up for human rights.

From sexual abuse to workers rights violations, factory farming hurts people. Exposed to countless workplace hazards and denied breaks, many factory farm workers are undocumented and taken advantage of. Employers often withhold their pay and threaten them with deportation. Going vegan definitely helps defend human rights.

5. You’re protecting the environment.

Animal agriculture is a leading cause of climate change and deforestation. The truth is, the meat industry emits more greenhouse gases than all the transportation in the world combined. As famed movie director James Cameron said, “You are not an environmentalist if you eat meat.”

6. You’re helping fight hunger.

Nearly 800 million people do not have enough to eat, while 90 million acres of land are used to grow corn to feed farmed animals. Think about it.

7. You’ll eat so much delicious food.

From kale and quinoa to seitan and sweet potatoes, vegan fare tastes amazing. Expand your palate and discover a whole new world of flavor. Check us out on Pinterest for hundreds of delicious vegan recipes and meal ideas!

8. You can save money.

Eating vegan is cheaper than you think! In fact, some of the most affordable foods on the planet are rice, beans, legumes, pasta, and all kinds of fruits and veggies, making eating plant-based a great way to save money.

9. You’re part of an incredible group of people.

From A-list celebrities to everyday folks, vegans are some of the most compassionate people on the planet. Join a meetup, attend a vegan potluck, or go to a veg fest and make some new friends!
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