Hello foodies, so after a long break, I’m back again with a different topic. Maybe only a few of you might be aware of the topic which I have given described in the blog and the topic is Veganism.

What Is Veganism?

Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or poultry. Vegans, in addition to being vegetarian, do not use other animal products and by-products such as eggs, dairy products, honey, leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics, and soaps derived from animal products. Many vegans choose this lifestyle to promote a more humane and caring world. Veganism is definitely a topic that is trending these days and social media has had a big part to play in the rise of the plant-based lifestyle and of-course for good reason apparently. But what is all about??

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Why Should Veganism Be Adopted?

Balance is a huge part of spiritual life. Having that in our diet is equally important like how we need to balance CO2 and O2 in our life. Meat and dairy are especially hard to digest, taking much of your energy and leaving you tired. Adopting a vegan diet does in no way hinder you from reaching your fitness goals. It might likely give you a nice boost of added energy and strength. Vegans are no different to who are practicing Jainism or Buddhism except the religious way they attached. Even they choose not to support animal exploitation in any form. So, they avoid visiting zoos or aquariums or taking part in horse racing or visit circus.

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Every single minute, an acre of lush green rain-forest is being demolished to raise cattle and clear the land. The oceans are being stripped not only of fish but of all the other creatures thriving within its beautiful depths to fulfill the growing demand for seafood. The World Watch Institute predicts that we will have fish-less oceans by the year 2048 if we continue on this destructive.

Humans are being brainwashed about cow’s milk is the most powerful item in the world. Like how a human mother’s milk is only for her infant, same, the cow’s milk is for calves only. In order to keep producing milk for humans, dairy cows have to become pregnant and have calves. They do it forcibly. Within 24 hours of birth, they take away the calves from their mothers, causing immense distress for both mother and calf. The mother has to endure this happening 4 or 5 times before she is considered ‘spent’. They also kill away the males after birth or send them away to be reared for veal, who are of little use to the dairy industry. While females follow the fate of their mothers – milked continually throughout their lives.

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Vegans also do not consume honey, because bees produce honey for their own use. In addition, honey production is more of a commercial assembly line than a natural process. With more honey produced at commercial bee farms than by backyard hobbyists. Removing honey from the hives requires the beekeeper to relocate some of the bees. Smoking them out of the hive, which damages or even kills some of the bees in the process. Beekeepers can also harm the hive in other ways, such as by replacing their honey with high-fructose corn syrup or killing off the colony before winter.

Did you know that each day, a person who eats a vegan diet saves 1,100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, 30 sq ft of forested land, 20 lbs CO2 equivalent, and one animal’s life?

Vegans Diet:

A vegan diet contains only plants – such as vegetables, grains, nuts, and fruits. Foods made from plants and a plant-based diet incorporates more fiber. Pulses (beans, chickpeas, etc) are a great way to meet your fiber and protein needs on a vegan-style plan. The base meals are on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates. Vegans have dairy alternatives such as soya drinks, cashew or almond milk, coconut milk.

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Have you ever had a Buddha Bowl (they’re also known as hippie bowls or macro bowls)?? The colorful bowls usually composed of vegetables, healthy grains, and protein — are one of this year’s top emerging food trends. There are 20,000 species of edible plants in the world, of which around 150 and 200 have been domesticated and farmed. You probably haven’t tried even half of them yet! Let’s discover delicious and healthful dishes which you wouldn’t have thought of in the beginning.

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Vegans needn’t miss out on pizza Margherita, the dairy cheese is replaced by cashew cheese. Yes! You read it right.

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Plant-based diets are rich in important antioxidants, that help your body to fight off anything from the common cold to a nasty disease. Immune-boosting nutrients include ascorbic acid (vitamin C), carotenoids (vitamin A), and vitamin E, are the part of a plant-based diet.

With good planning and an understanding of what makes up a healthy, balanced vegan diet, you can get all the nutrients your body needs. By choosing some vegan diet principles that fit your lifestyle, you’ll make healthier choices you can stick to. That’s because the healthiest diet is any diet that works best for you and meets your personal needs.

NOTE: The dairy or meat industry will never shut down same like the tobacco industry, the reason is simple, and the major part of the world economy depends on them. But a request, do not shame or insult any person who is following veganism. It is a personal choice and nobody has rights to question them. Rather, be a part of them. You will surely get a chance to try the food which you never thought will be as delicious as your meat meal. 

Shweta Lakhwani is a Travel Planner, Travel Blogger, Social Blogger, Amateur Poetry Writer and now Foodstagrammer and a Food Blogger, you can follow her food discoveries here: @voyager_epicure
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