Vegan- I regard them as a picky eater. Why? They aims to live a life without exploiting animals as one of their living resources. In another word, they do not eat any food directly from animals such as the meat nor the indirect food harvested from animals such as honey or milk.
They have a stricter diet and lifestyle than a vegetarian. Their view of food goes beyond "not killing other life organisms for food". It is also about ethics in life, to not exploit others. Veganism, have multiple benefits, according to Vegan Urbanite.
Animal have rights to live and not to be exploited. Killing an organism is a sin. Just like, we protect human rights, animal rights exist too. Imagine growing a chicken, just to kill them. Worse, these poultry are not well-treated while they are alive.
Do you know, growing plants require less resource and environmental waste than to grow a poultry? Growing plant also more sustainable.
Multiple health issues arises from eating animal products. Diet high in animal fats are proven cause of cardiovascular disease, cholesterol, high blood pressure, colon cancer, breast cancer, arthritis and osteoporosis,
Plant-based diet also provide fiber, that is beneficial for our colon health. In addition, vegan does not consume as much as processed sugar. Sugar processing uses charcoals obtained from animal bones and thus, does not comply with a vegan lifestyle.
Do you have a friend or family members that is committed to vegan diet? What are the challenges, eating or preparing dinner for them? Or do you want to be one?
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