1st of November is the World Vegan Day! But the entire month is dedicated to plant-based diet and vegan lifestyle.
The vegan society annually celebrate their plant based lifestyle, encourage others by raising awareness and inviting others to the community by take challenge of “one month plant-based diet” during Vegan November.
Long story, short;
It shouldn’t be too scary for people to live a month without killing animals and even we should feel better for having a guilt-free diet.
We all inherit the culture from the society and previous generations and it happened to many of us to realize at some points we might need to rethink about what we have learned from the world around us. That’s a new birth in our mind and the process begins there to see from a new perception that we think is correct based on our logic and understanding.
We all know killing other beings aren’t good and pleasant at all. We might had to do that to survive in the past when we didn’t have the capability to live based on plants. But today, for most us this is not the case anymore. We can find even the ingredients such as fresh vegetables and fruits out of their natural season. We even read in the history about cannibalism. So, the society evolves with our new ways of seeing the world. Our diet is very much depends on our geographical habitat.
Environmental impact of vegan lifestyle
Researchers at the University of Oxford found that cutting meat and dairy products from our diet could reduce an individual’s carbon footprint from food by up to 73 per cent. But there are much more positive environmental impacts due to other factors such as water consumption, deforestation and land degradation.
Health impact of vegan lifestyle
Eating plant-based isn’t just good for the planet! It’s also about the health. The studies associating our food to cancer are linked to the hormones and pesticides which are widely used by irresponsible agriculture.
Plant-based diet has significant health benefits as long as you do it correctly. Plant-based diets can carry some risk of inadequate protein, vitamin, and mineral intake. But we won’t have these risks by choosing the right vegan / vegetarian foods and it’s benefits are so many that makes it the best diet almost for all of us. Therefore, we suggest a step by step challenge to those who eat mostly just meat and dairy products. You need to add more healthy food as replacement to what you avoid.
Are you ready to know about ” intelligent diet “?
An intelligent diet is our definition for a step by step guide to a balance plant-based diet. The nutritional deficiencies that are most common with vegan and vegetarian diets are lack of Iron, some vitamins such as D and b12 as well as protein. But there is a stereotype around this topic since these lack of nutrition are due to poor plant-based diet which are unbalance. Therefore, we highly recommend you to read about nutritional values of the ingredients to find what food has high amount of the nutritions you need. A simple blood test every 6 months can be very helpful to guide you what you have to add in your diet.
We invite all of those who want to take the challenge, to join our community group on Facebook and follow our page on Instagram to get useful information and tips.
The challenge, “Luxembourg goes Vegan” is our November campaign for Happy Local Community, align with the global green community for:
- If you are brave and seeking some adventure to take yourself out of the unhealthy routine lifestyle. We recommend you going vegan for a month and joining the global movement of the vegan society by challenging yourself for a better diet. Vegan November based on intelligent diet.
- But if you think that sounds scary, you can begin with 10 days or one week vegan diet. Take it easy if you want, step by step!
- If that’s still not appealing, you can try a vegetarian diet first for a month/week or just increase your amount of plant-based meals per week.
These strategy helps you to eat more plant-based and getting further towards a complete lifestyle change. You will have enough time to find the suitable replacements for a balance diet such as eating more beans and nuts or learning how to cook yummy plant-based meals.
Some common health advantages of vegan diet are:
Reduced inflammation, Lowers the risk of Type 2 diabetes and improves kidney function, reduce risk of heart disease, improves gut health, lowers the levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol, reduce risk of cognitive impairment and dementia, reduced risk of certain cancers, maintains healthy weight, good for brain health.
Please help us reach more like you by sharing this call with your friends and family. let’s grow the movement by calling Luxembourg to go vegan.
Checkout our food guide to the best vegan food in Luxembourg.
We also invite you to checkout the Luxembourg Vegan Society and join their events in Luxembourg.