What Does Vegan Mean?
Vegan is basically anything that is not derived from animals, that is, things free of eggs, milk and milk products, meat, honey, leather and wool. It also means abstaining from the use of animals in any way, for example, as a means of transport, entertainment or lab testing. Almost everything you use in your daily life has vegan alternatives, including the seats of your car!
Veganism is not a diet, but a way of living.
There are three very important reasons to go vegan. The first and foremost is the ethical reason, justice and compassion for the animals.
The second reason is for our own health.
And last but not least, for the environment. (our earth)
In the African social structure, people and animals used to coexist peacefully. Adverse animal exploitation and abuse is an advent of modernization. In the present age, animals are facing untold horrors through animal agriculture, lab testing and even for sport such as canned hunting.
It is our duty as vegans to advocate for the abolition of animal exploitation.
Health practitioners have always advised that for better health, one’s diet should contain at least five portions of fruits and vegetables. With that in mind, it then follows that a diet comprised entirely of plantbased food would be ideal for the best health.
Benefits of a vegan lifestyle can include weight management, cardiovascular health, reduced risk for metabolic syndrome, high antioxidant intake and improved gut health. Read more…
Pollution and CO2 emission have a very negative impact on the planet. However, worldwide livestock production contributes to 18% of the world’s greenhouse gas. This is according to a report from the food and Agricultural organization of the UN. Cattle consume a huge amount of water, and in addition emit more CO2 into the atmosphere than all forms of transportation combined, as well as other man-made contributors.