Munk Pack is Vegan: Consider the Benefits of a Vegan Diet
What is a vegan diet and why is it beneficial? A vegan diet eliminates all animal products and byproducts, including meat, fish, fowl, eggs and dairy. A whole-foods vegan diet emphasizes whole grains, fruits, vegetables beans, peas, nuts and seeds. A core value of veganism is freeing the food supply—as well as clothing manufacturing, research and other pursuits—from exploitation of animals.
Consider trying a vegan diet in 2019. Following are just a few of the benefits.
Shed Extra Pounds, Enhance Health
A plant-based diet has been associated with lower levels of obesity, reduced risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol levels, and lower blood pressure, according to the National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Those who eat a plant-based diet also tend to have a lower body mass index, lower rates of cancer and less risk of chronic disease.
Better for the Planet
The environmental impact of factory beef and pork producers is well documented. The manure produced from hog farming is linked to water pollution and release of greenhouse gasses. High levels of copper and zinc fed to pigs to promote growth can also accumulate in the soil, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Further, recent analysis reveals that livestock farming provides only 18 percent of calories, but takes up 83 percent of available farmland, according to 2018 research reported in The Guardian.
According to one researcher sited in the report, “A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use,” said Joseph Poore of the University of Oxford, UK, who led the research.
Vegan Food is Healthy and Delicious
Many companies have responded to consumers’ meat- and dairy-free product demand with a variety of options. For example, Munk Pack’s Protein Cookies and Oatmeal Fruit Squeezes make great plant based breakfast or snack options while on the go. Also, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) offers a list of dairy, egg and meat replacement product options.
Healthy and tasty vegan recipes abound. From vegan and gluten-free pumpkin pie to veggie burgers, enjoy a vast array of recipes. These great options will have you wondering, why did I wait so long to consider veganism?
If you are wondering if veganism is good for humans, wonder no longer. Check out this handy vegan nutrition guide from the International Vegan Association. You will learn that a plant-based diet can provide all the nutrition people need without causing harm or suffering to animals.
Want to learn more about the philosophy behind veganism and what it looks like in practice? Check out a Vegan Starter Kit offered by the International Vegan Association. Learn how you can live a healthy—even healthier life—on an exclusively plant-based diet.
Changing your diet and habits to a vegan approach will bring your lifestyle into line with what you probably already believe: animals have awareness and can feel pleasure and pain, fear and suffering, just like we do. A vegan diet will help your body feel better, and you will also feel better about yourself, in support of a better planet.
Get a start on plant-based food choices. Try Munk Pack Protein Cookies as part of a healthy diet. Learn more at Munkpack.com.
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