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What a Vegan Lifestyle Involves

A vegan lifestyle means avoiding animal products – both in relation to food, care products, and clothing. Any scenario where animals are exploited in one way or another is not in line with a vegan lifestyle. Veganism is a sustainable solution when it comes to looking after our planet. Plant-based living is also a more sustainable way of feeding the human family, but the vegan lifestyle also involves avoiding the exploitation of animals but is not the only reason to become vegan, but for many, this is the main reason for their decision.

As a vegan, you have the point of view that all living creatures have the right to a life of freedom.

The vegan diet suits every age and lifestyle. The vegan lifestyle is associated with lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers. Becoming a vegan is a great opportunity to learn more about nutrition, cooking, and improving one’s diet. Getting your nutrients from plant-based foods provides more space in your diet for health-promoting options such as whole grains, fruits, nuts, seeds, and vegetables, which are packed with beneficial fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

A vegan lifestyle also involves aiding the climate and environment. One of the most effective things a person can do to lower their carbon footprint is to avoid all animal products. The production of meat and other animal products is a major burden on the environment – from the amount of crops and water needed to feed the animals to transport and other processes involved in the process from farm to fork.

Celina, Rose & Kamilla
Københavns Professionshøjskole

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