What is a Vegan

So what is a vegan?

ve·gan [vee-guh n]


noun
a vegetarian who omits all animal products from the diet.

what is a vegan

A vegan is the name given to a group of people who have made a conscious decision to live a loving, cruelty free life. Vegans do not eat or wear any animal products such as meat, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, fur or any products that have been tested on animals.

The heart of a vegan is immersed in love for all living things great and small as they consider them as equals and care about them deeply. Their choice to remove sentient beings from their diet is as a result of the evolution of their love for these voiceless beings. Being vegan is a lifestyle choice and not just a dietary choice.

Now I guess you’re wondering, “Well, if a vegan is a vegetarian that omits all animal products from the diet, what exactly is a vegetarian?” So in order to explain the vegan diet well, we’ll have a look at what a vegetarian is: The first step towards a cruelty free diet.

veg·e·tar·i·an [vej-i-tair-ee-uh n]
noun
a person who does not eat or does not believe in eating meat, fish, fowl, or, in some cases, any food derived from animals, as eggs or cheese, but subsists on vegetables, fruits, nuts, grain, etc.

There are many variations of the vegetarian diet; here is some more detail on the finer differences...

The path of the vegan is a non-violent way of life. One of compassion, kindness and…

Living life consciously…

If you are already vegan and are ready for the next stage of evolution there are other advanced ways of living that we will explore here. They are beautiful and exciting and have been around for centuries. We will let you know as soon as the information has been uploaded.

A quick snapshot of those diets are: Raw Vegans, Fruitarians, Waterians, Solarians and Breatharians. We will provide information, transformation stories and tips. It goes without saying that any of the above diets need the guidance of a professional. We want you to grow, but in safety and love.

Why Become Vegan?

No doubt there are a variety of reasons why people become vegan. For me, after being a pure vegetarian for many years I discovered that there is just as much suffering involved in the dairy & egg industry as there is in the animal agriculture industry. For me the change was very logical and made complete sense. What I quickly learned was that eating animals in any way or form was condoning the daily abuse and torture of beautiful, innocent sentient beings and it was impacting not just on myself, but on the planet as a whole.

A vegan lifestyle is a super healthy way to live as it is high in fibre, essential nutrients, protein, minerals, folic acid and other required vitamins. It is also low in fat, cholesterol and calories.

The main reason that people turn to a vegan lifestyle is on moral grounds of wanting to live a happy guilt free life knowing that the money they spend is not going towards the merciless treatment of animals and the abuse that ultimately follows. They believe that animals should not be exploited for human use in any shape or form.

Other reasons for making the choice include :

  • Health reasons – The meat diet is the number 1 cause of heart disease, cancer, obesity and other health conditions. People recovering from this illness or similar life changing illnesses; make the shift to a vegan diet for the health and wellness benefits it ultimately provides

  • Weight Loss and Diabetes – for type 2 diabetics (also known as lifestyle diabetes) a shift in diet away from animal based foods, processed and high fat foods can reduce and often reverse the condition as well as aid in weight loss

  • Heart Disease – a vegan diet has been proven to lower blood pressure, lower LDL cholesterol levels and reverse atherosclerosis, assisting those with heart disease to often reverse their disease and live a healthy and happy life

  • Environmental reasons – It takes about 200,000 liters of water to produce 1kg of beef, and only 2,000 liters to produce 1kg of soy beans, 900 liters to grow 1 kg of wheat and 650 liters for 1 kg of corn. A plant based diet has a lighter foot print and is better for the environment


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