If you’ve already taken the plunge into the vegan lifestyle, good on you! Veganism isn’t just about loving animals – it’s good for your health.
A plant-based diet can lower cholesterol and blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, and generally help you live longer. Plus, limiting animal-based foods has a positive effect on the environment, as the agriculture industry is one of the leading contributors to greenhouse gas emissions.
Even if that hasn’t convinced you to ditch the meat (it’s a hard sell for some!) there are still other ways you can live more ethically and vegan-friendly.
Chances are, something in your closet is made from animal-derived materials. Our shoes, belts, jackets, sweaters, and scarves are usually all made from animal byproducts. There are lots of vegan-friendly brands out there, plus more and more big-name retailers are leading the way and changing their tune by making ethical, eco-conscious clothing.
How aware are you of the ingredients in the products you use? A lot of household brand names use animal products in their personal care products or test them on animals. Keep an eye out for the cruelty-free or vegan-friendly labels, and be wary of brands that are one and not the other – it may say cruelty-free, but it could still contain animal byproducts in the ingredients.
Join us in celebrating World Vegan Day this year as we commit to living as ethically and animal-friendly as we can!