November 1 is celebrated annually across the globe as World Vegan Day to spread the many merits of veganism for human beings, animal welfare, and the environment. Awareness on benefits of veganism for humans and the natural environment is spread on the day through various activities.
This event serves as a great opportunity to encourage and motivate people to follow a vegan lifestyle.
World Vegan Day History
World Vegan Day was founded in 1994 by Louise Wallis, the Chair of the Vegan Society, the UK to commemorate the 50th anniversary of establishing the organisation and coining of the term vegan and veganism. The President of the Vegan Society decided to elect the date of the 1st of November. Till that time now this day is observed and celebrated as the world vegan day to promote a healthy lifestyle.
Significance of World Vegan Day
Veganism is a lifestyle that is chosen by every individual for a healthy life. Vegetarian food has its own benefits for a good and healthy lifestyle there are many health benefits that a vegan diet offers and that’s why world Vegan Day is celebrated to make people aware of the health benefits of a vegan diet and promote it. In addition, there are many local events, talks, and cooking demonstrations organized by individuals.
What is Veganism?
Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals.
An individual who follows the diet or philosophy is known as a vegan.
Benefits of Vegan Diet
Healthcare experts, nutritionists and dietitian in unison support veganism, as this diet, can uplift the mental health and well-being of a human being.
Some of the reasons to consider adopting a vegan lifestyle and perks one can gain while being vegan include:
A vegan diet is wholesome, and it supplies the body with all essential nutrients needed for growth and repair.
Veganism can help one effectively achieve and sustain weight loss goals.
Vegans are at low risk of suffering from chronic disorders like diabetes, cancer, heart disease, heart attack, obesity, and stroke.
Many diabetic patients following a vegan diet have been able to reduce the dose of medication they take. Furthermore, it stabilizes blood glucose levels, improve insulin secretion, and kidney function.
Certain types of cancer incidences may be averted with a vegan diet. As per the World Health Organization, about 1/3 of all cancers can be totally prevented by adopting a vegan lifestyle and it also lowered the risk of people dying from cancer.
A vegan diet aids in boosting skin health, repairs and nourishes the skin from deep within.
Following a vegan lifestyle can uplift mood and combat stress and anxiety.
Most essentially, veganism fights for animal rights and thus save their lives.