5 Really Convincing Reasons to Go Vegan in 2016

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There are a lot of opinions flying around veganism – on both sides of the fence. But the reality is that veganism is a lifestyle choice like any other, so it’s 100% personal choice. But how can you make an informed decision if you don’t have the facts? Well, fear not, because the Sativa Shakes team is here to provide you with 5 actually convincing reasons to switch to a vegan diet this year. Are you ready to say goodbye to animal products? Let’s find out.

5. Lose weight without additional effort

It’s a simple fact: animal-based products account for some of the most fattening foods around. Whether it’s cheese, cream, or even red meat and animal fat, all of these can contribute to weight gain and make shedding pounds tricky. With a vegan diet, you’ll be consuming many more wholegrain products, which aid digestion and speed up food leaving the stomach. In addition, you’ll enjoy more fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals all stemming from the vegan foods.

4. You can get plenty of protein without meat

One of the things that a lot of folk worry about when it comes to going vegan is where they’ll get protein. Of course, meat is the number one source of this essential biological building block, but fear not – there are plenty of other sources. From lentils to tofu, black beans to oatmeal. You can also find a superb source of protein in our plant-based protein shakes, like the Viva Sativa Hemp Protein shake. These are packed with fibre, omega-3, and raw natural hemp for a top source of protein.

3. Benefit from better general health

Provided your vegan diet is well planned and managed, you can reap a wide range of health rewards. For example, plant-based vegan diets offer fantastic natural sources of iron, calcium, protein, and those other good things like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s a well-known fact that vegans are less likely to suffer from chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and heart-disease thanks to the lack of contributing food elements in the diet.

2. Say goodbye to vitamin supplements

With increased vegetable intake comes a natural increase in the available vitamins and minerals in your body. So if your current omnivorous diet means that you need to take an A-Z multivitamin to ensure your body gets what it needs, you won’t need to worry anymore as a vegan. Meat and dairy-based diets often provide little nutritional value, but when you go vegan, you’ll have plenty of deliciously nutritious options.

1. Contribute to animal welfare

Here’s the biggie: animal welfare. For many vegans, this is the primary reason for making this life choice. By choosing to go vegan, you’re actively choosing not to encourage or be part of the practices involved in producing the meat products of the world. While certainly not the case for all producers in all parts of the world, it can’t be denied that conditions for animal-based food production can be questionable at best. As a vegan, you’ll be able to do your part to help reduce the footprint of such practices. Pretty cool, huh?

If you do make the decision to become vegan, and you still want to keep your protein levels up for health and fitness – we have the solution. All of our plant-based protein shakes are designed to be suitable for both vegans and vegetarians. Even better, they taste great too!

About Jessica @ Sativa Shakes

Jessica has over ten years experience in the fitness industry, working initially as a fitness coach and personal trainer, and then moving into management for several years in health clubs around the UK. Fitness is a way of life for Jessica, spending many hours each week in the gym in order to constantly improve her fitness, strength and skills.
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