Okay, so today I’d like to present you the most important (in my opinion) reasons to start a vegan diet. I’m gonna tell about them in a certain order based on what is the most important for me and what was the main reason of my considerations about veganism :) It’s only first part of all reasons which are important for me so stay tuned for rest of them.
At the beginning I have to say that I was eating meat for almost 16 years and all this time (till I started thinking about veganism) I thought that all these things which are going in slaughterhouses aren’t so bad and in some way it’s normal that we (read: humans) use animals as our food, clothes etc. But then I found Gary Yourofsky’s speech and I totally changed my mind.
Before watching this video I saw few times recordings from slaughterhouses and generally (no matter how it sounds) beheading animals isn’t so bad for me as treatment of animals in slaughterhouses. I couldn’t believe that people who are executioners for animals can treat these poor creatures this way, like they’re punch bags or dolls to play with.
From my point of view, listening about this horror doesn’t create the desired effect but watching the videos and seeing pain in animals eyes does.
What’s funny is that humans stole practically everything from animals. Their environment, their peace, food, lands. When I’m writing this post I think about how terrible is that. I think that we forgot about one very important thing: we are also ONLY species. I know, I know, many people think that we are better than other species because we think, feel and generally we are more smart. But do we? I’m not saying it’s not true but it sounds quite ridiculous saying that one species is more powerful that the other one. We are ALL nature. And giving one species airs sounds for me pretty similar to what was happening in the 20th century in Europe…
I won’t tire you anymore by my point of view and thoughts so I just leave you here some links with interesting websites about ethics, veganism etc. ;)
–Gary Yourofsky’s speech
–Earthlings (documental movie about animals treatment)
–Why honey isn’t vegan (few facts about honey production)
I didn’t mention anything about male chicks treatment but if you only want to get to know how it really looks like here is the video about it—>click
It’s quite interesting area because how all my friends know I’m interested in nutrition and health so health reason was very dear to me. In past I lost almost 15 kgs and I had been struggling with calories restriction and some bad things connected with food and rational eating. I was hurting my body for a long time so when I have heard about veganism and its beneficial influence over health for the first time I was pretty sure that this lifestyle could help me. And now, after few months I have to say that I wasn’t wrong at all.
If it goes about health reasons and benefits of vegan diet, I don’t want to write a lot. I’m not doctor or dietician (yet :P) so I wouldn’t like to mislead you in some way. I just want to recommend you the best books about nutrition (and veganism at the same time) I’ve read in my life:
–“The China Study” (first book about veganism I’ve read, amazing one, easy to read and packed with interesting and useful information)
–“The complete idiot’s guide to plant-based nutrition” (much shorter one but still very interesting and gives you more information about plant-based diet in daly life)
–“Healing with whole foods: Asian traditions and modern nutrition” (how you can see on my blog in the right side I’m half way there but I can recommend you this right now-the one important fact about this book is that it’s really ‘hard’ and long book and it can be difficult to read for someone who isn’t interested in nutrition and health)
And once again I didn’t mention about any benefits which veganism gave me but stay tuned for that ’cause it’s really interesting and surprising in my opinion! :)
Soo that’s the end of first part of reasons to go vegan :) I’m not sure if you were able to read it all but I need to say that I’m proud of you if you did that :D
I hope your day is awesome and you’re feeling great! :)
Stay tuned for next post xoxo
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