Studies show that vegans have a lower body mass index than that of their meat-eating counterparts. In addition, on average, meat-eaters consume more calories and fewer vegetables than vegans do. Compassion and health go hand in hand—just ask Buwi from the Philippines:
Six months ago, I took the pledge to go vegan for 30 days, and I’ve been eating that way ever since. I’ve lost 25 kilograms, my acne has disappeared, and I’m so much healthier than I was when I ate meat and dairy “products.” I’m 30 years old but feel 10 years younger.
I’ve always loved animals, but this year, I started to question why I would fight for the rights of dogs and cats but eat other animals daily. When I learned about the horrors of the meat and dairy industries through documentaries like Earthlings and videos on YouTube like “Meat Your Meat,” I decided immediately to go vegan.
It wasn’t difficult to make the switch because I just couldn’t continue to have a lifestyle that inflicts so much suffering and cruelty on animals. I’m so glad that I made that decision six months ago. Now, I feel great and my body is free of cruelty and negativity. Looking and feeling better is just an added bonus—and I’m not complaining!
For anyone who wants to improve his or her health, I definitely recommend starting by removing animal-derived foods from your diet—not only can it help those who want to lose weight to do so, but vegans also have lower rates of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Plus, you’ll save water, reduce your carbon footprint, and save the lives of numerous animals every year.
Feeling inspired? Going vegan is the best resolution that you can make, and we’re here to support you. We have plenty of resources to help you make the switch, so take the pledge today. You’ll have a clear conscience and be able to look animals in the eye without guilt as you vow to make their lives better—while also improving your own.
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