November 1st, 2009 is World Vegan Day, a global celebration of a healthy and compassionate lifestyle free from all animal products. More and more people are embracing this way of life, as much because of concerns over the health problems and environmental destruction associated with eating meat, as with animal welfare.
Whether you have considered it before or not, these reasons to go vegan will give you food for thought. It’s good for you, good for the animals, and good for the planet.
Vegans have been shown to live longer, and have lower risk of heart disease, obesity and cancer than meat-eaters.
A varied and balanced plant-based diet provides all the nutrients you need, without the nasties like cholesterol and excess saturated fats.