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7 Personal Health Reasons To Go Vegan

If you are transitioning to a plant-based diet, you'll be happy to know that new studies confirm that foods high in fiber and low in fat, are beneficial in many ways when it comes to your overall health.

If you're already enjoying the benefits of a plant-based diet; that's fantastic! You're several steps ahead of the game! But if not, you might want to reconsider.

Forbidden Fruit

While it's true that all fruit is vegan, not all fruit is created, or shall we say processed, equal. Some fruit is processed quite literally... to death. As many people know, not all fruit is considered cruelty-free, and, therefore, does not qualify as vegan, but that's an entirely different topic for an entirely different post.

Here's how to make the most of your produce selections.


Did you know that while nuts are healthy, eating too many of them can actually be harmful? According to Joel Fuhrman, MD; Alan R. Gaby, MD; and Lily Nichols, RDN; and the April 2016 Prevention Magazine, eating too many nuts can cause the following 4 unhealthy things to happen.

Protect Your Animals In Extreme Weather

Our pets love the outdoors. But when the weather is extreme it's our job to protect them and take the necessary steps to keep them safe.

During the summer, with temperatures reaching into the triple digits in some areas, a good rule of thumb is if you can't hold your hand palm side up on the pavement for more than 5 seconds, it's too hot for your dog to be on the pavement. If you have access to a grassy area, keep them on it, or drive them to a nearby park, or invest in a pair of Ultra Paws Durable Dog Boots .

The same holds true for extreme cold weather. Dogs and cats can suffer from frostbite just as humans can. Letting your animals outside or walking them in extreme cold weather can put them at risk. If you live in an area where temperatures hover around or below the freezing mark, you can do your pet a favor by investing in a pair of Ultra Paws Durable Dog Boots . These boots not only protect your four-legged friend from extreme weather, they also help to keep their paws clean and dry.

Vegan Dog?

Vegans often wonder if their dog's diet is as healthy and compassionate as their own. It's a real concern for some vegans, and it's no wonder since dog food companies are controlled by big corporations who would have you believe your dog needs chicken, beef, and lamb as a main staple in their diet to stay healthy. But is it true? Can Dogs live long, healthy lives on plant-based diets just as their humans do?

In 2005, David Middlesworth the founder of V-dog, a plant-based dog food, decided to dedicate his golden years to helping change the trend of feeding farmed animals to companion animals.

    “The research has substantiated what we all felt on a gut level and have seen in practice,” he said. “What we do not have to date are longevity research studies, though we do have a lot of anecdotal information that dogs on a plant-based diet live longer. In my family, for example, we had a Lab, who lived to fifteen when all his siblings died four or five years before he did. He was the only pup from the litter who was raised vegan. We’ve heard a lot of stories like that.”

Vegan-Friendly Restaurants

Vegan-friendly restaurants are popping up around the globe! From fast food to fine dining, restaurants everywhere are beginning to recognize that more and more patrons are looking for healthy vegan options.

If you happen to find yourself at an establishment without a clear vegan choice, try asking the server if they can accommodate you in some way. Chefs will often welcome the opportunity to go beyond the menu and whip up something special. And if not, the request alone can send a clear message, especially when directed at the manager or owner personally.


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