Vegan Hacks can help you make your life a bit easier. Let’s face it this world is not usually situated in catering to our needs. It is still very much a meat-eaters world. That doesn’t mean we can’t get our way! It just means a bit more planning, being more clever, and knowing some tricks.
Reasons for being Vegan
- Animal Welfare
Which reason you choose to be vegan may affect which hacks you want to use. For example, if your reason is to promote animal welfare, then the posts that lean towards health may not appeal to you as much.
The first thing people notice when starting a vegan diet is an energy boost that comes with the removal of processed meats that they were eating before. Substituting the meat to fruits, vegetables, and nuts boosts your vitamin, mineral and fiber levels. Thinking ahead about your meals and snacks rather than just eating whatever is convenient also helps sustain consistent energy levels.
A vegan diet has been to show to have the following health benefits:
- Richer in Certain Nutrients
- Lose Excess Weight
- Lower Blood Sugar Levels
- May Protect Against Certain Cancers
- Lower Risk of Heart Disease
- Can Reduce Pain from Arthritis
There are several religions that practice veganism either full time or during certain lent times of the year. Even if you are not of a religion that practices veganism, it is a good tip to be aware of those that do.
If you know of a local community that caters to that faith, they might have a restaurant or resources that could be helpful to you.
Some religions that practice veganism are:
You should be aware that some denominations may only practice at certain times of the year, or only offer vegetarianism. Even so, with vegetarian resources, you still may be able to find something vegan.
Although there are not (yet) enough vegans to make a dramatic impact on animal welfare worldwide, a lot of vegans can not face benefiting from anything that is produced with what many consider cruelty.
Difficulties of being Vegan
There are a lot of social problems when it comes to being vegan. Trying to fit into whatever restaurant your friends want to go to is high on the list. Getting asked a lot of silly questions about protein, or “Don’t you miss meat?”.
There is also the difficulty of trying to find something to eat when you travel or are visiting a new place for the first time. It takes a lot of planning.
If you are trying to eat a plant-based diet it can be difficult or tempting (which I know to my costs) when someone offers Oreos.
No matter why you’ve decided to go on the vegan path, I’m sure you didn’t choose to do it lightly. It can be a great lifestyle! To help you make your life choice easier here are some great vegan hacks!