It’s World Vegan Day – Here’s How You Can Celebrate

Healthy Foods Contributor

Happy World Vegan Day! This is a special annual event celebrated by vegans around the world. What was once considered to be a niche market has evolved to become more mainstream. The vegan lifestyle is not just limited to food, it’s a way of living that attempts to exclude all forms of animal cruelty, whether food or clothing and even personal care and cosmetics.

A person who has adapted the vegan diet particularly avoids animal products such as meat, eggs, and dairy.  There are many benefits to adapting a vegan diet. When you eliminate meat and other animal products, you tend to rely on other source of food like fruits and vegetables which are incredibly nutritious. By consuming food of this category (plant-based), you will take in more fiber and antioxidants.

Also, vegans tend to be thinner and have a lower body mass index (BMI) compared to non-vegans. It was noted that a plant-based vegan diet can help to reduce the risk of mortality from conditions like type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, stroke and more.

When you follow the vegan lifestyle, you are also highly conscious on making informed and ethical decisions on your purchases for personal and beauty care. What you consume on the inside, is equally important on what you put on your skin. Vegan make-up products for example are made up of ingredients that are mainly sourced from plants or vegetables. Vegan products are never tested on animals, therefore they are 100% cruelty free. Besides that, vegan products are safe for the hair and skin.

Here are some simple ways to celebrate the compassionate choices we make in conjunction with World Vegan Day.

 

TRY A NEW VEGAN RECIPE

There are so many cooking tutorials online, but a lot of them are vegan based recipes too. If you have been wanting to experiment in the kitchen, now is the perfect time to do so. Simply look up vegan recipes on Instagram or YouTube and you’ll find plenty to keep you busy in the kitchen.  You can make desserts or savoury dishes.

 

HOST A VEGAN THEMED PARTY

Once you’re done experimenting with vegan recipes, why not gather your friends and family over to sample your delicious vegan treats? This is a great way to break away from the misconception that vegan food is boring and limited. Also, besides devouring vegan dishes, you can continue with a vegan themed movie/documentary night. This is a great way to inspire compassion for animals.

 

TRY VEGAN-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS

Vegan restaurants are on the rise especially in metropolitan cities, so do your research and discover the latest trendy vegan cafes or restaurants to try.

 

CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO GO VEGAN FOR A MONTH

If you think you’re vegan-curious, take on the challenge of going vegan for a month! This is the perfect time to explore the best vegan meat substitutes and discover new recipe meals and try vegan based products. There are many platforms online where you can sign up and be a part of a community that will guide you through adapting a vegan lifestyle. Simply look up Vegan 30 Day Challenge and explore which ones you find most comfortable taking part of.