So what’s going vegan?
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about what it really means to be a vegan. The veganism philosophy can extend beyond the plate (“I won’t eat anything that has a bladder or a mother”) to not wearing animal products (leather, suede, fur, wool, silk, feathers), and avoiding products with animal
ingredients or testing (“cruelty-free” labels). Here, we debunk the fact from fiction.
Even eating vegan part-time can benefit your health.
Vegans and those who avoid animal products (even part of the day, or part of the week) often have low rates of obesity, and on average weigh 5 to 20 percent less than meat eaters. Vegetarian diets on the whole are
linked to lower BMIs, reduced risk of type II diabetes and lower
incidents of cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, increased consumption of fruits and vegetables lower rates of
certain cancers, especially colon cancer.