November is celebrated as the World Vegan Month. Being a Vegan means practicing Veganism – which is eating and cooking food & diet that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products & all animal-derived ingredients. Another interesting term for being a Vegan is Environmental Veganism and research from experts show that vegan diets can reduce the risk of few types of chronic diseases, including heart disease.

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Celebrate Veganism this World Vegan Month
By Century Real Estate November 14, 2017
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Pressure Cooker Winter Squash & Lentil Stew. Courtesy: GoodHouseKeeping.Com

November is celebrated as the World Vegan Month. Being a Vegan means practicing Veganism – which is eating and cooking food & diet that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products & all animal-derived ingredients. Another interesting term for being a Vegan is Environmental Veganism and research from experts show that vegan diets can reduce the risk of few types of chronic diseases, including heart disease. Vegan diets are said to be higher in dietary fibre, magnesium, folic acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, iron and lower in dietary energy saturated fat, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and cholesterol.

Donald Watson coined the term vegan in 1944 when he co-founded the Vegan Society in England. World Vegan Month is celebrated around the world to highlight the benefits of a vegan lifestyle, in terms of how it helps the environment and health of individuals who follow it.

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So, how does following Veganism help the environment? Read on…

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Did you know that experts estimate that four-fifths of agricultural emissions arise from the livestock sector? Estimates on greenhousegas emissions attributable to animal products range from 18% to 51% of total global emissions.

According to the 2006 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) report livestock’s long shadow, animal agriculture contributes on a “massive scale” to global warming, air pollution, land degradation, energy use, deforestation, and biodiversity decline.

Please note that we do not recommend people turning Vegans in any which way, but this is an attempt to throw light on Veganism which many of us misunderstand as an unhealthy diet. Although being a Vegan, Vegetarian or a Non Vegetarian is a personal choice, it is also important to know how our choice of diet can lead to a greener living that contributes to saving earth.

Most of us are unsure of where Vegans get their protein from. It is easy for a vegan diet to meet recommendations for protein, as long as calorie intake is adequate and taken care. Also, it is more important to eat a varied diet throughout the day if you are a vegan. It is also important to note that diets that are high in protein may even increase the risk of osteoporosis and kidney disease. Click here for a quick tip on a sample menu on how you can meet your body’s protein needs with an awesome Vegan diet. Nuts, beans, legumes, tofu, miso, veggies, Soy milk, Quinoa, sprouted grain bread are some great protein sources for Vegans.

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Smoky Vegan Black Bean Soup, Creamy Mushroom Risotto, Choco-Cherry Superb Bars, Crispy Tofu Bowl, Pesto Pasta, Spicy curried lentils, Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos, Beet, Mushroom and Avacado salad, Mushroom Quinoa Burger, BBQ Chikpea & Cauliflower flatbreads with Avacado Mash, Winter Squash and Lentil Stew & the list goes on! If you wish to cook these awesome ‘tastesome’ vegan recipes, Click Here

 

Hope you enjoyed reading this blog post.

*Disclaimer: This is a compilation of opinions & tips from experts. Follow these tips or rely on these tips at your risk

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