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Benefits Of Going Vegan

At GiveMeCocos we love a vegan lifestyle 💚🌱 today we want to share with you the benefits that a vegan diet can give you. 

Benefits Of Going Vegan - Plant Based Diet

What does being vegan mean?

A vegan diet means that all your consumption is from resources that don’t come from any animal source.

 

What can’t I eat?

Anything that comes from animals is considered as not suitable for vegans. This doesn’t necessarily mean just kinds of meat, but any animal-derived product too. For example:
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Cream
  • Butter
  • Yogurt
  • Honey 
Therefore, any product that contains this type of ingredient is also not suitable for vegans. 

 

Is it dangerous to be vegan?

No, it is not, but as with any specific diet, you have to be responsible and in the case of vegans, they must be aware that they must find all the essential nutrients needed. Usual supplements or protein sources that vegans should have are:

  • B12
  • Seitan
  • Tofu
  • Lentils
  • Chickpeas and beans
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Green peas
  • Spirulina
  • Amaranth and quinoa
  • Soy milk
  • Oats
  • Fruits and vegetables 

 

What are the benefits of being vegan?

  • You get more of certain nutrients like antioxidants and vitamins
  • Helps to lose weight because you get rid of a lot of processed foods and saturated fats
  • Lower blood sugar levels helping improve kidney function.
  • Lower risk of heart disease and cancer
  • Reduce pain from arthritis

 

What are the environmental benefits of a vegan diet?

The meat industry represents 18% of the worldwide CO2 emissions,  it’s the second most polluting industries. If just every American went vegan, agricultural greenhouse gas emissions would decrease by 28%. Vegan sources of protein take less water and cause less CO2 emissions. Depending on the product, vegan alternatives to milk, for example, take half or less water to produce. You help yourself and the planet with a vegan diet. 💚🌱

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