Why become vegan in 2020?
Veganism is an increasingly popular method of diet and lifestyle for many.
What is veganism?
Becoming a vegan is a large lifestyle choice and involves the practice of not purchasing, using or eating any products created through exploitation or cruelty to animals.
why become a vegan?
Individuals choose a vegan lifestyle for a range of reasons whether being mindful of animal well-being, as a means to save the planet from climate change or simply to improve your health, the choice is personal to each person.
Benefits of a vegan diet
A vegan diet has a number of benefits and one of the most noticeable is weight loss, although this is more likely to be caused due to eating "cleaner" as many "cheat" foods are made with animal produced contents and manufactured sugars. Vegan diets include plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Being so heavily reliant on these foods is a positive as they are higher in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and fibre which are abundant. Vegan diets are very high in specifically vitamins B1, C and E, iron, magnesium, folic acid.
A vegan diet has been known to reduce the risk of a number of conditions such as;
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Ischemic Heart Disease
- Type 2 Diabetes
While vegan diets can be healthy for people of all ages, it is very important to pay attention to the nutritional needs you have as an individual. If you require more information and guidance to begin a vegan diet, we would highly recommend consulting with a nutritionist or dietitian.
celebrities who are vegan
Celebrities often have a great deal of influence on us and our decisions to test and trial products in fashion, fitness and even culinary industries. Have you ever wondered which some of the famous celebrities consciously practice a vegan diet and lifestyle?
1. Lewis Hamilton
Since becoming vegan in 2017, the six time world champion of Formula One has made a few statements by selling his £25 million private jet and has even opened up a meat-free fast food restaurant in London called Neat Burger.
2. Joaquin PHOENIX
While Joaquin Phoenix is still fresh in your mind after his performance as The Joker, he has been vegan since he was 3 years old after learning on a fishing trip where he meat really came from.
3. James Cameron
James Cameron is best known for directing hits such as; The Terminator, Titanic and Avatar. More recently he has produced the Netflix documentary 'The Game Changers' which shows how becoming vegan can affect the body and performance of athletes.
4. Woody Harrelson
Woody Harrelson has been a vegan now for over 10 years, which means, the twinkie scene in Zombieland is actually not a real twinkie!
5. Jessica Chastain
The American actress who is known for Molly's Game, X-Men: The Dark Phoenix and The Huntsman: Winters War became vegan due to being low on energy.
6. Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman has been vegetarian since she was 9 years old and became 'full' vegan after reading the 2009 Jonathan Safran Foer book, “Eating Animals.”
7. Miley Cyrus
The singer and actress became a vegan in 2014 and has even been called the "veganest vegan to ever vegan." by PETA.
8. Ariana Grande
The singer has been a vegan since 2013 and has claimed she "loves animals more than people" in an interview with The Mirror. Rather awkwardly Ariana collaborated with Starbucks earlier in 2019 only for the Cloud Macchiato drink to NOT be vegan.
Amazing vegan recipes
We will be trying and creating a range of vegan recipes which are delicious and easy for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert to help you begin your transition towards veganism or to help you rekindle your love for plant based meals. Check back soon for inspiration and ideas.
will you be changing to plant based?
Becoming a 100% vegan overnight is not something we would recommend, if you feel you would benefit initially by cutting the amount of animal based products from your diet and lifestyle then that's an impressive start.
Thank you for reading our page on veganism, check back soon for more updated information and recipes that you may find useful.