Benefits Of Being A Vegan – Awesome Lifestyle!
More and more people are deciding to erase meat from their life and become vegetarians. However, in my opinion becoming vegetarian is just the first step.
The next step is way more important. There are many benefits of being vegetarian and there are even more benefits of being a vegan.
If you have been eating meat your whole life, it can be quite hard to never eat meat again. We are raised to believe that meat is good for us…
When I first decided to stop eating meat, a lot of people told me that I’m crazy! I can’t really blame them though… When society tells us to eat meat, a lot of people will see you as a crazy person for sure.
But I think, it doesn’t matter what others think about you. You know what matters? Your health and the way you feel… That is more important than someone’s opinion.
If you always let others get into your head and change the way you live, you’re gonna have a bad time!
People often misunderstand vegans. They say that vegans are way overprotective about animals. Well its true, they feel passionate about animals, and they fight for animal rights, but there are way more reasons why vegans are… well, vegans!
Benefits Of Being A Vegan
You don’t even have to be passionate about animals. A lot of vegans choose this kind of lifestyle, not because of the animals, but because they want to be healthier.
If you decide to become a vegan, you have to understand why you’re doing it. Ask yourself, what is the reason you’re doing this?
To maintain a vegan lifestyle, you have to believe in your own reason. Whether it’s a health benefit, spiritual or about animals, you must believe you’re doing the right thing.
If your reason is not good enough, probably you won’t stay vegan for a long time.
So let’s see those sweet benefits and let’s find YOUR reason which will help you decide!
You might want to check this out: Vegan diet for beginners
1. It Affects Your Karma
If you are familiar with the definition of karma, then you will have no problems understanding why eating meat and all the products that come from animals (like milk or eggs) is bad for your karma.
People often say they did nothing wrong, didn’t kill any animals, or they don’t grow any animals for their personal gains. However, they are missing a very important point.
Even if you have nothing to do with animals, if you eat any of those products, you are customer and a consumer. Think about it this way, if there are no customers and nobody drinks milk, eats cheese or meat, then there would be no need to fill the stores with those products. Obviously, nobody would buy them.
Being a customer and a consumer means that you are at the end of this food system, and you are the most important part of it.
So if you care about your karma, you should really think about this. Don’t focus on other people’s opinions and actions, you are not responsible for any other person. Just focus on yourself and your actions.
2. Cancer Treatment
Cancer is extremely common in west world. The biggest reason why it’s so common in the west and not so much in the east is, because of the food choices people make there.
People who eat meat and eggs increase the chance of getting cancer.
If you already have cancer you should consider becoming vegan. Various studies show that many patients who became vegans either stopped the progression of cancer or may have even reversed the sickness.
3. Various Health Problems
Many people have problems with cholesterol. That’s because of meat and baked eggs, so become a vegan and your heart will become way healthier than before!
Same thing goes for blood pressure. It’s a common problem. Diet without meat would help you reduce blood pressure.
Some studies show that a vegan diet may help fight rheumatoid arthritis.
Do you have problems with your eyes? Studies show that vegan diets may help to prevent cataracts
Age related macular degeneration may be prevented by eating a lot fresh vegetables and fruits. As a vegan you would be eating a lot of those, just in case you didn’t know….
Studies show that vegan diets are really good at preventing strokes and heart attacks.
Vegans don’t eat meat, but as a replacement they eat way more nuts, and that helps to improve cardiovascular health.
Lastly, veganism is a really great way to fight type 2 diabetes.
4. Loose Some Weight
So many people have weight problems. There are several reasons for that, but the main reason is unhealthy food.
In my opinion two best ways to lose weight are: exercising and being vegan. Say goodbye to chips, meat, fast foods, and basically almost everything that is being sold in the supermarket, except vegetables and fruits.
Since you will eat way more vegetables and fruits, instead of meat, as a result you won’t eat animal fat = fewer calories.
People who become vegans notice weight loss pretty fast, so if you are interested in loosing weight, then becoming a vegan is a really good start.
5. Energy Boost
Do you ever feel like you don’t have energy to do anything and all you want to do is slack off on your couch and watch all kinds of TV series all day long (while eating a triple cheese pizza)?
That happens because you eat way too much unhealthy food. Your body tries to digest whatever you ate and that takes a lot of energy.
The good thing about being a vegan, is that your main foods are vegetables and fruits which are very easy to digest. Your body won’t spend as much energy on digestion.
Most of your energy comes from sleep and oxygen. Energy that you get from food is very limited, and when you eat so much food at once you actually make things worse.
Become a vegan and you will feel a huge energy boost.
6. Minerals And Vitamins
Some people say if you are working a physical job, or you’re exercising a lot, then you must eat meat and other products because you need protein and some specific minerals.
Well that’s not true. You can get everything your body needs from vegetables, fruits, mushrooms and nuts. Products like nuts, peas, beans and soy are great to get protein in a healthy way.
Many famous athletes like Kyrie Irving, Meagan Duhamel, Pat Reeves, Carl Lewis, are vegetarians or vegans and they are still successful.
Alexander Dargatz, Derek Tresize and Torre Washington are only a few of many vegan bodybuilders, and they look like hulks (except not green…). So, it’s clear that being a vegan doesn’t hurt your chance to be a successful athlete.
Do you know that most people lack vitamin C and vitamin D? Those vitamins are very important for your health and energy retention.
Guess what’s the best way to get those vitamins? Noooo… Not by eating triple cheese pizzas with extra cheese. The best way is by eating more fruits and vegetables. What a surprise, right?
7. Allergies And Migraine
One of the reasons why people are so vulnerable to viruses and allergies is, because of bad food. Saying goodbye to junk food and eating only healthy food will result in a stronger immune system.
Immune system is crucial in fighting allergies, various viruses, diseases and so on… so it’s really important to keep it strong, unless you like visiting your doctor every month (or weekly…).
Do you often have a headache? Headaches can easily ruin your day, because it’s really annoying. And taking pills to ease your headaches is not the healthiest way to live your life.
One of the reasons for headaches is bad food. So, becoming vegan can help you reduce the amount of headaches you have.
8. Your Appearance
Vitamins A and E are very important for your skin. There are a lot of those vitamins in vegetables, and that automatically means that vegans have a healthier and better looking skin.
Since vegans don’t eat meat, they also smell better, because red meat increases body odor a lot. Plus vegans very rarely have bad breath. So, girl will be less likely to turn you away if you go for a kiss… How is that for a benefit, huh?
A lot of people don’t pay enough attention to their nails. A vegan diet can significantly increase strength and health of your nails.
If you care about your hair, then I have good news for you. Most vegans say, they noticed changed when it comes to their hair. It becomes way stronger and it looks more natural and healthy.
Most vegans don’t wear clothes made of leather, silk, wool and many other materials. While this might sound like it will be harder to find clothes, you might actually become a bit more stylish, because you will have to dedicate yourself to find the right attire.
In Other Words
As you can see there are many benefits of becoming a vegan. They are very obvious and yet, very widely ignored by most people.
If you see yourself as a person who is on a spiritual journey, then you should realize that eating meat not only affects your karma, but also it also has negative effects on your spiritual body and energy.
Vegans are simply way healthier, less ignorant, they look better and it’s a proven fact that vegans live longer.
Nobody is pushing you to become a vegan, but I really recommend having some serious thoughts about this.
If you’re looking for a vegan diet for beginners, check out this great video!
How often do you eat meat? Are you trying to become vegan? Comment below!