World Vegan Day 2022: Know The Facts!

Stories from Society By Chaithra B S | 2 min read

World Vegan Day

The vegan community eagerly observes World Vegan Day on November 1 every year. It’s a time to honour the tradition of adhering to a vegan diet devoid of dairy and other animal products. 

On World Vegan Day, people are urged to start living a vegan lifestyle. Some well-known vegans claim that living a vegan lifestyle improves one’s health, protects the welfare of animals, and promotes environmental preservation.

History Of World Vegan Day 

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World Vegan Day was started on November 1, 1994, to commemorate the UK Vegan Society’s golden anniversary and to honour the word “vegan” Founded in November 1944. 

Vegetarianism predated veganism by 500 years, whereas veganism is thought to have been around for almost 2000 years. The renowned Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras promoted compassion for all living things. One very popular world community following vegetarianism is Buddhists. Buddhists are vegans mostly, and would never harm an animal, like many other people. 

Anyone can choose to live a healthy lifestyle by becoming a vegan. A vegan diet has several health advantages. The goal of World Vegan Day is to promote and increase awareness of the health benefits of a vegan diet.

Fun Fact About The Term “Veganism” : The concept of avoiding all goods derived from animals has undoubtedly existed for a longer period, the term “vegan” was first coined in 1944. Donald Watson came up with the phrase in the UK, and it was included in the Oxford English Dictionary.

Difference Between Vegan and Vegetarian Diet

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For a variety of reasons, some vegans and vegetarians opt not to consume meat and other animal products. A vegetarian diet forbids meat, poultry, fish, and seafood, but a vegan diet forbids all meat and animal products. There are several vegetarian diet variations, though, depending on whether you consume eggs, dairy products, and fish.

India’s Vegan Population 

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Due to its religion, India has the lowest global meat consumption rate, as stated in a UN FAO report (Hinduism). 

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With 1.2 billion people worldwide, roughly 44 per cent of them are Hindu, making them the majority. 

As a result, India will have 500 million vegetarians by 2020. 

Only 1% of Hindus are committed vegans, hence there are only about 5 million vegans in India as a whole.

Advantages Of A Vegan Diet 

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Healthcare professionals, nutritionists, and dietitians all endorse veganism as a diet that can improve a person’s mental health and general well-being. 

Among the benefits of living a vegan lifestyle and reasons to give it some thought are: 

A balanced vegan diet gives the body all the nutrients it needs for development and repair. 

One can accomplish and maintain weight loss objectives by becoming a vegan. 

Chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart disease, heart attacks, obesity, and stroke are rare among vegans.

Many diabetic patients who eat vegan food have been able to cut back on their prescription dosage. Furthermore, it improves insulin secretion, renal function, and blood sugar level stabilisation. 

A vegan diet may help prevent the occurrence of some cancers. According to the World Health Organization, living a vegan diet can completely avoid roughly one-third of all cancers and reduce the risk of cancer-related death. 

A vegan diet helps to improve skin health and heals and feeds the skin from the inside out. 

A vegan diet and lifestyle can improve mood and reduce stress and anxiety. 

Fundamentally, veganism works to protect animals’ rights and ultimately spares their lives.

Due to its essential health benefits, the vegan diet is recently experiencing tremendous growth in popularity. One primary reason to mark World Vegan Day is to show kindness to animals. Well, reduced consumption of animal products results in fewer gas emissions, which makes the planet a better environment for everyone to survive.

On World Vegan Day, let’s follow ‘Veganism‘.

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