Why Go Vegan? Vegans follow a diet and lifestyle that is free of animal-products and based exclusively on plants. You enjoy all of the amazing fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices that the Earth has to offer, rendering it a top diet choice for active, healthy families, including athletes and sports practitioners.
People go vegan for many valuable reasons: for the numerous benefits for human health, for the sake of farmed animal welfare, or for doing their part to help preserve the planet’s resources for future generations.
Whatever reason resonates with you, adopting a vegan diet is a win-win for our health, the planet and animals.
Transitioning to a vegan diet has proven health benefits: a lower risk or reversal of symptoms of cancers, heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension.
Plant-based foods also assist in weight loss, improved energy and clearer skin. A vegan diet has been adopted and endorsed by Dr. Kim Williams, president of the American College of Cardiology, by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and is touted by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, director of the cardiovascular prevention and reversal program at the Cleveland Clinic and featured in the life-saving documentary Forks Over Knives.
There’s an abundance of evidence that a plant-based diet gives sporty types enhanced performance and recovery and that plants build muscle and stamina ultra-efficiently without the heaviness, digestive trouble, acidity, cholesterol and saturated fat of meat products.
From active families to triathletes, this is a diet that wins all around.