“The animals we kill to eat, are essentially killing us”
First of all sorry for being absent on this blog. I promise (to myself mostly!) to post more as I want to share my ideas and content here.
Second… I’m vegan!
For anyone who knows me, they would know that this is a pretty big change for me as I loved chicken, lamb, eggs etc. So if anyone asked me “Would you be vegetarian/vegan one day?”, they knew straight away my answer would be a big fat NO.
I made the decision to become vegan after watching a pretty amazing and life changing documentary called What The Health (you can find it on Netflix). I had heard so many things about this documentary and how many people had changed their way of living and eating habits. At first I was skeptical as I thought it was just your average documentary discussing everything we “know” and I did not want to change how I was eating… BUT during the first 30 minutes I was shocked and inspired to think differently of what I was putting into my body.
What The Health discusses the correlation between diet and health and the misinterpretation of what we think is good for us to eat. Backed up with interviews, case studies and reports, the documentary highlighted the economic, environmental and health implications of what eating meat and dairy was having on all of us. I always grew up thinking that eating chicken gave me sufficient protein and that drinking milk made my bones stronger. BUT OH NO! What The Health proved me wrong and I was educated in a new way to know that these products were damaging my body more than anything.
Reasons why I became vegan:
- Environmental reasons
- Going against the big corporations
- For my health: physically and mentally
- To be more aware of how my food is being produced i.e. do you even know how/where/when your chicken was grown.
I don’t want to give too much away because I really recommend watching it so that you gain your own opinion. I never thought that after watching it, my outlook about what I thought was the norm would change and I am so glad that I have challenged myself to look after my body and to protect our environment. I don’t miss eating meat or drinking/eating dairy at all! One day this week, find time to watch this and get inspired!
I have been a vegan for a week and I am truly enjoying it! It’s not as hard as I thought too in terms of eating food as there are plenty of innovative recipes online. Don’t worry this blog won’t be about me constantly talking about vegan-this, vegan-that and forcing you to be one; I don’t want to do that at all! But I wanted to share this with you so that you can watch it and see for yourselves and decide how you want to go from there. No judging!
SOME BENEFITS OF EMBRACING A PLANT BASED DIET
- Lowers blood pressure
- Lowers cholesterol
- Reduce chances of getting chronic illnesses
- Weight Loss
- Better skin
- Improved mental health
- Sleep better
- Gain more energy
If you want to know more about my journey then leave a comment below and I’ll happy to make another blog post about how I’m finding this change.
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