Celebrate World Vegan Day & Month!
Sixty days left until the end of 2020, this means there is still time to obtain the many goals you may have sought to achieve before closing out this tumultuous yet ever-changing year. If there is something you have really wanted to achieve, now is the perfect time to get started now. Don't let anything stop you, not even your endless excuses on why you can't do something. In today's post, we want to bring recognition to World Vegan Day and Vegan Month. For those of you who want to try vegan foods or be a part of the movement for whatever reason, this is the ideal month to do so. Today is the beginning of World Vegan Day & Month, lets celebrate with healthy choices of goodness.*
Did you know that one can improve their overall health by eating a vegan diet, including those with diabetes?
World Vegan Day
World Vegan Day is observed every year on November 1st.
The day came about because Louise Wallis from England, who became vegan at 18 years of age, was heavily involved in getting the word out about veganism. Louise is an artist and animal advocate nominated and elected to the Vegan Society, where she founded this day.
People worldwide celebrate this day by planting trees, educating others on veganism, writing and using spoken words to let others know how they feel, and hosting potlucks, which will be happening virtually due to COVID-19. Since World Vegan Day falls on a Sunday, one can easily carry over this eating practice onto Meatless Monday and even longer, like throughout the entire month of November.
World Vegan Month
There are endless ways to celebrate World Vegan Day; however, November also honors World Vegan Month. It is a month to acknowledge and celebrate veganism not just one day but for an entire month. Just because Thanksgiving is coming does not mean a turkey is a necessity at the dinner table. If there is one month to take a break from meat, dairy, cheese, honey, fish, and the likes to improve your health before 2020 is over, but neve forgotten is this month. It is a month to take a 30-day vegan challenge and practice not eating any animals, fish, eggs for an entire month. This effort will not only improve the planet; it can more than likely improve one's health too. It allows the body to take a break from eating foods that more than likely aggravate the system and causes inflammation and high blood pressure, cholesterol, and who knows what else.
The term "vegan" came about by combining the first and last letters of "vegetarian."
Vegans consume no meat (including fish, shellfish, and insects), dairy, eggs, and honey and avoid animal-derived materials, products tested on animals, and places that use animals for entertainment. According to the Vegan Society.
Who are vegans?
Vegans are diverse people from all walks of life of various ages and have an array of interests. One of the many things they have in common is that they do not consume meat, dairy, eggs, honey, or fish. Some may not consume these things for health reasons, others for advocacy, others to improve the environment and reduce global warming. Whatever the reason veganism is here to stay, it is not going anywhere. Every year, more and more people turn to veganism for one reason or another, causing the movement to grow immensely every year.
What You Can Eat
Vegan diets allow one to be as creative as they want to be, so with that said, you can eat just about anything that does not contain animals or animal by-products because there is a substitute for everything. Fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds, quinoa, dairy alternatives, whole-grain bread, legumes, and options are endless. Instead of honey, have agave or maple syrup, or blackstrap molasses.
How to go Vegan
There is no one set way to become a vegan. For some, they jump all in, and for others, it is a slow process. It is up to the individual how they transition to being a vegan. One way to state is to observe today National Vegan Day and continue on with Meatless Mondays; if things begin to get hard for you, try to find substitutes to something you already enjoy eating until you can ween yourself off of processed foods. Slowly start adding more fruits and vegetables like leafy greens, preferably to your diet. Try new dishes to see what flavors are acceptable to you and works well with your palate and gut. Seek out seeds for snacks when fruits are not what you are desiring. Try avocados for a healthy fat snack alone or on a salad or sandwich. Look online for various movies and books to help you on your vegan journey.
This World Vegan Day, consider starting your vegan journey, but do so slowly to keep with a steady momentum; the longer you go with it, the better you will feel no matter what reason you are attempting to go vegan. Your health will surely improve, and you will become more compassionate for animals and the environment. If you had cholesterol or sugar issues and high blood pressure, you would begin to notice your numbers decline after a month of not consuming animal products. There is nothing to lose and so much to gain, so jump on this new lifestyle bandwagon if nothing but just for one day, and if you can do 30-days, that is even better. The results will shock you that you may even stay well after the month is up.
November Holistic Well-being Offer.
Want to improve your well-being this month, inclusive of going vegan? Reach out to us here or on the Contact Us page, and a Certified Holistic Health Professional will be happy to schedule you a free 30-minute consultation to discuss how they may be able to help you on a journey to a new you if you are serious and ready to change.
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*Winners will be notified via e-mail, we will then ask for a mailing address to send you your coupon(s). No cash will be given in place of the coupons.