By choosing a plant-based diet, every meal becomes a chance to make a difference – for the planet, for animals, and for your own health. 

Below, we will outline how our choices can affect all three – starting with health.


 


Medical experts agree that a plant-based diet is good for your health. From reducing your risk of cancer to lowering high blood pressure to avoiding Type II Diabetes, eating a vegan diet can have a positive impact on your life.

When you choose to eat delicious plant-based foods, you are making a conscious decision to improve your health and embrace a lifestyle that is compassionate to animals and our environment.

If you are looking for some easy ways to get started, explore 7Lives7Days.com for recipe ideas and quick shopping guides.

Remember, it’s not about perfection – it’s about doing what you can.


Sources

Reduced risk of cancer: National Institutes of Health 1  |  National Institutes of Health 2

Reduced risk of hypertension: American Heart Association

Reduced risk of Type II Diabetes: National Institutes of Health  |  HealthLine

All nutrition numbers from the USDA


 

Further Reading

Business Insider  |  Modern Health Care  |  Independent  |  Dispatch


When choosing to go vegan for the animals, an important step is learning the facts. And if knowing the truth makes you uncomfortable…it could be that your heart is trying to tell you something.

We all have the power to help end animal suffering every time we sit down to a meal.

 Many consumers aren’t aware of the suffering involved in animal agriculture because the industry keeps it hidden. If you’re not familiar with factory farming, just Google it. But a warning that this content is often difficult to see.

We all want to do the right thing, but it can be confusing when we are shown images of ‘happy cows’ and marketing terms like ‘humane’ and ‘organic’.

The fact is, most animals on ‘humane’ farms suffer in the same ways that factory farmed animals do. But we don’t have to be a part of it! 

Even small changes in our daily choices can have a huge impact on the lives of animals.

If you are looking for some easy ways to get started, explore 7Lives7Days.com for recipe ideas and quick shopping guides.

Remember, it’s not about perfection – it’s about doing what you can.


 

Sources

Beef cattle slaughter age: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Pig slaughter age: Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs 

Broiler chicken slaughter age: USDA

Pigs play games: Animal Studies Repository

Cows make friends: The Guardian / Northampton University Researchers

Chickens communicate: National Institute of Health


 

Further Reading

Live Science  |  BBC  |  The Guardian  |  New York Times


Did you know that reducing or eliminating animal products from our diets is the single biggest way to combat climate change? In fact, animal agriculture emits more greenhouse gasses than the entire transportation sector! Not to mention the immense land and water use, deforestation, and species extinction. Yikes, that’s a lot! 

The good news is we don’t have to be part of it. Each time you choose to avoid consuming animal products, you are taking a powerful stand for the planet.

And you’re not alone! The Economist recently reported interest in veganism is soring, with “fully a quarter of 25- to 34-year-old Americans declaring to be vegans or vegetarians.” 

Pinterest says it has seen a near-200 percent spike in searches for vegan food travel guides since last year.

If you are looking for some easy ways to get started, explore 7Lives7Days.com for recipe ideas and quick shopping guides.

Remember, it’s not about perfection – it’s about doing what you can.


Sources

Meat and dairy production uses 83% of farmland: Science Magazine  |  The Guardian

Mammalian biomass breakdown: Truth or Drought  |  Science Direct  |  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Agriculture sector CO2 emissions breakdown: Livestock’s Long Shadow

Water usage facts: The Water Footprint of Food by Professor Arjen Y. Hoekstra


Further Reading

The Economist  |  Labroots  |  CNN  |  Science Daily