Benefits of a Vegan Lifestyle & How Twisted Foods Can Help
Considering adopting a vegan lifestyle? You’re not alone! Each year, a growing number of people are making the switch for a multitude of reasons, such as: diminishing the harmful impact on the environment, saving animal lives, and improving their overall health and wellness! In fact, there’s been a 600% increase in people identifying as vegans in the U.S in the last three years. According to a report by research firm GlobalData, only 1% of U.S. consumers claimed to be vegan in 2014. And in 2017, that number rose to 6%.
Vegan diets are perfect for those suffering with high blood pressure, heart disease, or Type-2 diabetes. Animal products like dairy, eggs, and meat are notoriously high in cholesterol and saturated fats. For those with a genetic predisposition to these illnesses, veganism is a great way to reduce these risks, as well as improve insulin-sensitivity and blood glucose levels.
According to reports released by the United States Department of Agriculture, 9.59 billion land animals were killed in 2018 for food. The immense amount of water, land, and grain needed to raise these animals takes a huge toll on the environment. Raising cattle is especially harmful for the environment, as they take an abundant amount of resources to care for. According to Food Tank, “… the total amount of water needed - to produce one pound of beef is 1,799 gallons of water; one pound of pork takes 576 gallons of water. As a comparison, the water footprint of soybeans is 216 gallons; corn is 108 gallons.”
The good news is that Twisted Foods meal plan can help make the switch to veganism easier. We can make fresh, customized, prepared meals that taste great, so that you can easily adopt a new lifestyle without animal products. It's just a matter of heat and eat! A health coach can check in with you, adjust your plan if necessary, and keep you on the path to success.
Veganism isn’t a diet. It isn’t a trend. It’s being mindful about the source of your food, what that entails, and making conscious decisions that have a positive impact on your health and the environment.
Apply for a vegan meal plan today to see how you can make the change!