101 Reasons to Go Vegan

Forbes magazine recently declared veganism the food trend of 2013. Al Gore just announced he's made the switch. Giving up meat is no longer just a fad--it's a bona fide lifestyle choice that's healthier, more humane and easier to live by than ever before. Not sure if veganism is for you?  Here are 101 reasons to give it a try: 

  1. You'll look better
  2. Lose weight
  3. Feel stronger
  4. And lighter
  5. And leaner
  6. And cleaner
  7. Your skin glows
  8. The acne goes away
  9. So does the eczema

Read more about what your skin says about your health

10. And the psoriasis

11. And the oily skin

12. The dark circles

13. Your intestinal tract works so much better

14. Cholesterol levels drop

15. Heart works better

16. Mind is clearer

17. You can eat almost anything you want without worrying about gaining weight

18. Vegetables are so amazing

19. And delicious

20. And versatile

21. There are so many ways to eat kale

22. And so many reasons why

23. Vegetables really are healthier for us than meat

24. So are fruits

25. So are black beans

26. Pinto beans

27. Lentils

28. Mung beans

29. Green beans

30. Garbanzo beans

31. Kidney beans

32. Navy beans

33. Even lima beans (well, sometimes)

34. You can eat soybeans, too

35. Like in tofu

36. Or tempeh

37. Or miso soup

38. And whole grains

39. Brown rice

40. Quinoa


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41. Whole wheat

42. Chia seeds

43. Hemp seeds

44. You can be a seitan worshipper (without going to hell0

45. Artisan crafted vegan cheese

46. Pizza that's actually good for you

47. You can have veggie burgers

48. And veggie dogs

49. Faux chicken wings, if you're into that kind of thing

50. Dessert takes on a whole new world

51. With coconut cream

52. Cashew cream

53. All kinds of flavors

54. And textures

55. And healthy ingredients

56. Without the eggs

57. The dairy

58. Or honey

59. You are filled up with brain foods

60. Antioxidant-rich foods




61. Anti-inflammatory foods

62. Avocadoes are an excellent source of protein

63. And healthy fats

64. And incredible flavor

65. So are pumpkin seeds

66. Brazil nuts

67. And almonds

68. Because chickens deserve better

69. So do turkeys

70. And pigs

71. And cows

72. And fish

73. And ducks

74. And deer

75. And goats

76. And rabbits

77. And those poor horses in the food supply all over Europe recently

78. No more cages

79. Veal stalls

80. Foie gras torture

81. No more CAFOs

82. Tail docking

83. Or beak-searing

84. No more antibiotics

85. Growth hormones or

86. GMO feed

87. No more mastitis

88. Or pus-filled milk

89. No more salmonella poisoning

90. E. Coli

91. Or listeria

92. No more cruelty

93. No more shame

94. No more guilt

95. No more polluted air

96. Or water

97. Or soil

98. But most of all you're making the world a better place

99. A kinder place

100. A gentler...

101. And more compassionate world for all creatures.


image: henning

By Jill Ettinger| November 26, 2013
Categories:  Eat

About the Author

Jill Ettinger

Jill Ettinger

Jill Ettinger is a freelance journalist and marketing specialist primarily focused on the organic and natural industries, she bridges her love for changing the food system with her lifelong passion for writing and connecting people in their shared values. You can connect with Jill on Twitter and Instagram.

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