Veganuary 2024 - Reasons To Celebrate It!

Veganuary 2024 - Reasons To Celebrate It!

Veganuary - Are You Up For The Challenge?

"Veganuary" is a global movement that started in 2014 that invites people to go vegan and make a positive change in the world. More than 700,000 participated last year and there's set to be even more up for the challenge this year. Participants aim to only eat vegan food and buy only vegan-friendly clothes and cosmetics during the 31 days of January. It's a great opportunity to learn how to change dietary choices for the better and take a small but critical action towards helping our planet. 


Personal Health Benefits

Going vegan is a healthier choice for our body, and Veganuary is the perfect time to try it out. The vegan diet is free of cholesterol and saturated fats, which are commonly found in animal-based products. This way, vegan diets are known to decrease up to 79% of the risk of high blood pressure, cancer, and heart diseases. Moreover, a plant-based diet is rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that our body needs for proper functioning, so it can be the perfect way to kick start a healthier lifestyle.


Environmental Benefits

The animal industry is one of the leading causes of greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. The easiest way to reduce these emissions is by going vegan. It is estimated that a vegan lifestyle reduces the carbon footprint by up to 73%. Also, the amount of water required by the animal industry is ten times that of a vegan diet, which is another significant factor that contributes to global water scarcity. So, in simple words, a vegan lifestyle can help save the planet.


Ethical Benefits

Many individuals choose to become vegan because of ethical and moral reasons. The animal industry can involve cruel and inhumane practices that affect the emotional, social, and mental well-being of animals. Every year, around 1 billion animals are farmed and slaughtered for consumption in the UK alone – and this doesn’t include fish. By refusing to pay for animal products, you reduce the demand for them.


How to Transition to Vegan

Transitioning to veganism can be a challenge, but it is indeed achievable with the right mindset and resources. You may find that rather than starting veganuary on full-throttle, it's better to start slowly. Begin by replacing dairy products with milk alternatives, and meat with plant-based proteins. Remember, it is not a one size fits all journey. Explore new meals and flavours, take help from online communities or seek the guidance of a dietician. 


Why Celebrate Veganuary?

The New Year is associated with a sense of renewal. Unhappy with your weight, dietary health or just want to start the year with a sense of purpose? Then you may find Veganuary a useful structure to follow. It's also a great way to connect with people from around the world and contribute to a common cause. 

Thinking of doing dry January? Read our article on giving up alcohol for January 2024 as well! 

Try our Vegan Gummy Supplements at Temple Of Vitality. 

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