Happy International Vegan Day! Today we take some time to truly celebrate the movement that’s sweeping the nation off its meat.

 

1) “Vegans are trim and fit!”

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Vegans are, on average, up to 20 pounds lighter than meat-eaters are.

2) “Vegans are doing right by our planet!”

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Living a vegan lifestyle helps cut back on the amount of water, land and greenhouse gas emissions used for meat production.

3) “Vegan food is delicious!”

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A delicious and convenient, protein option for everyone, gardein is dedicated to creating healthier versions of the food people love to eat!

4) “Vegans love animals!”

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Going vegan saves the lives of over 100 animals per year.

5) “Vegans are really good at jokes!”

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We think this joke speaks for itself.

6) “Vegans save $$$ on healthcare! Better health = less trips to see the doctor!”

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Studies have shown that vegans are less likely to suffer from heart disease and cancer.

 7) “Vegans have more energy!”

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“I was 27, and I felt I had to change my life. My knees were sore, my joints ached, I had back problems and my cholesterol was 275.” And after? Says Salley, “I was playing so well it was crazy.”-John Salley, 4-time NBA championship player

8) “Vegans know great restaurants!”

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Food experts like Kathy Freston and The Healthy Voyager offer all kinds of insider information on great vegan restaurants to try out!

9) “Vegans save plenty of money!”

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Plant protein used in a vegan diet is usually less expensive than animal protein.

10) “You’ll be in good company!”

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All the cool kids are doing it.

 

Sources:

http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/veganism-myths-debunked-infographic

http://www.peta.org/living/food/top-10-reasons-go-vegan-new-year/