7 Unexpected Perks of Being Vegan

by Sarah Von Alt|
April 2, 2015

1. Saving Animals

Okay, so maybe this one’s a bit obvious. With over eight billion farmed animals suffering on modern-day factory farms, there is no question that the best step you can take to help end animal cruelty is simply to leave animals off your plate. In fact,
going vegan saves the lives of roughly 31 farmed animals each year.
What you might not have known is that eating vegan spares the lives of countless wild animals and endangered species, too!

2. Living Longer

after study
has shown that one of the best ways to improve your health is to adopt a balanced and bountiful vegan diet. Vegans have lower rates of diabetes,
obesity and heart disease–our nation’s number one killer.

3. Looking Fantastic

Many people say that once they’ve gone vegan, their complexions improve, their hair gets shinier, and they lose unwanted pounds.

4. Protecting the Environment

Animal agriculture produces more greenhouse gases than all forms of transportation in the world combined! And factory farms pollute waterways and destroy air quality, making eating vegan one of the best ways to protect our planet.

5. Incredible Food

From kale and quinoa to seitan and sweet potatoes, vegan fare is delicious! Expand your palate and discover a whole new world of flavor.
And almost every city in the U.S. has incredible vegan restaurants or restaurants that can create fantastic vegan dishes. For veg restaurants near you, check out VegGuide.org.

6. Saving Money

Some of the most affordable foods on the planet include rice, beans, legumes, pasta, and all kinds of fruits and veggies, making eating vegan a great way to save money!

Click here for a list of budget-friendly vegan recipes.

7. Amazing People

Vegans are some of the most talented, intelligent and compassionate people alive. They include such luminaries as Vice President Al Gore, famed-singer Ariana Grande, and Academy Award-winning director James Cameron. Join a vegan meetup, go to a vegan potluck, or other veg events close to you and make new friends.
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