The Vegan Side of Earth
Veganism is a lifestyle that aims to eliminate all types of abuse of, and malice too, animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose, as far as is feasible and conceivable. Veganism is an intrinsically optimistic shift in lifestyle; it can be perceived as a ‘future normal’. In your routine life, you encounter so many commonly used products which have ingredients that are derived from animals or have been tested on animals. These include cosmetics and skincare, dairy items, sugar, and many more. On average, vegans spare the lives of about 30 animals each year. Changing to a vegan lifestyle is not just beneficial for the animals but also ensures that you live longer and healthier. According to research by The Mayo Clinic, humans could add up about four years more to their life span, by switching to a plant-based diet. The consumption of saturated fat, animal hormones, and cholesterol is also decreased by vegan living while increasing the consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables. This has the potential to reduce cancer risk, diabetes risk, obesity and heart disease.
Veganism is a way of life which changes diet, clothes and other choices with an aim of ending the animal slaughter. Once you commit to veganism, you not only switch to a healthier lifestyle but also contribute to the betterment of the Earth. Our food structures and daily food choices are the most common contributor to the climate crisis. An evaluation by the United Nations ' Food and Agriculture Organization found that the livestock sector contributes more than the transport sector's share of global greenhouse gas emissions. Meat products need to be shipped and refrigerated and meat takes a long time to process from slaughterhouse to kitchen table, this is when they contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. The area of land used for global agriculture could be decreased by about 75 percent of all people worldwide were to avoid consuming meat products. This will equate to the combined expanse of the USA, China, Australia and the EU; such a reduction will result in a large decrease in greenhouse gas emissions. According to scientists, the remaining agricultural land will be adequate to sustain the entire world's population. Researchers at the University of Oxford found that not eating meat and dairy products can reduce a person’s carbon footprint by up to 73%. All the deforestation, overfishing and pollution caused by the meat and fish industries are restricting the Earth's total food production potential. If more farmland was used to grow crops for humans, then more people could be fed at less of an expense to the planet.
When you end up deciding to cut off animal products completely from your diet, you'll have to substitute those lost calories with something. Vegans get their protein from products like lentils, black beans, veggie burgers, tofu, nuts, peanut butter, Oat milk and soy milk. Oat milk is actually one of the best transitional products for a non-vegan to try. It is plant-based milk that tastes and looks almost like regular milk, hence making the transition nutritious while maintaining the taste of regular milk. As a concept, Oat Milk is very new in India. Bevry India has launched a wide variety of Oat Milk coming in different flavours helping in developing the taste for Oat milk making the transition easier. As vegans don’t consume dairy products like milk and cheese, they intake calcium with foods like broccoli, kale, and calcium-fortified orange juice. According to a new study, a vegan diet is the ‘single biggest measure’ that can be taken to reduce environmental pollution. Choosing plant-based diets can foster sustainability for the environment. If more people wanted to stop or consume less meat, combating climate change might really go a long way. We have a moral obligation to select and support plant-based diets for our planet's health and the prosperity and subsistence of future generations.