11 Things You Know Are True If You’ve Stopped Eating Meat

Here are 11 things you know are true if you’ve stopped eating meat:

1. You’re combating climate change.


Animal agriculture produces more greenhouse gases than all forms of global transportation combined, making eating vegan one of the best ways to protect our planet.

2. You’re eating delicious food.


From kale and quinoa to seitan and sweet potatoes, vegan fare tastes amazing! Expand your palate and discover a whole new world of flavor.

And almost every city in the U.S. has incredible vegan restaurants or restaurants that can create fantastic vegan dishes. For veg restaurants near you, check out VegGuide.org.

3. You feel (and look) great!


Many people say that after they went vegan, their complexions improved and hair got shinier. Also, they lost unwanted pounds!

4. You’re healthy AF.


Countless studies have shown that a vegan diet is beneficial to your health. Meat is linked to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and even cancer. In fact, the World Health Organization reported that processed meats are just as hazardous to your health as cigarettes. Let that sink in for a minute.

5. You’re saving a sh*t ton of water.


Meat and dairy production are incredibly water intensive. In fact, animal agriculture uses a whopping 56 percent of water in the United States. According to Mother Jones, it takes 30 gallons of water to make one glass of milk and a staggering 109 gallons of water to make one stick of butter.

6. You’re going to live longer.


large-scale study of 73,000 Americans finds that eating a vegetarian diet promotes longevity. Study participants who followed a plant-based diet had an early mortality rate 20 percent lower than those who consumed meat!

7. You’re standing up for workers’ rights.


From slave labor to sexual abuse, workers on modern farms are just as victimized as the animals. Factory farm workers are subjected to countless workplace hazards, including injuries, respiratory illness, PTSD, and exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Click here to learn more about why factory farms are bad for workers.

8. You’re saving money.


Some of the most affordable foods on the planet are rice, beans, legumes, pasta, and all kinds of fruits and veggies, making eating vegan a great way to save money!

Click here for a list of 7 tips for eating vegan when you have (almost) no money for food.

9. You’re fighting world hunger.


Simply put, nearly 800 million people do not have enough to eat, while 90 million acres of land are used to grow corn to feed factory-farmed animals. You don’t need to be a mathematician to figure out that this is a problem.

10. You’re meeting awesome people.


Vegans are some of the most talented, intelligent, and compassionate people alive. Join a vegan meetup, attend a vegan potluck, or participate in other veg events close to you and make new friends.

11. You’re saving animals.


Veganism isn’t about perfection; it’s about protecting animals from a lifetime of suffering. By choosing a vegan diet, you’ll spare the lives of about 30 animals each year!

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