Miley Cyrus is doing it, ultra-marathoner Scott Jurek is doing it, and so are Stevie Wonder and Alicia Silverstone. People from all kinds of backgrounds, all kinds of professions and at all ages have been going vegan over the last couple of years. It seems like the world is waking up to the possibility of trading chronic diseases for compassion and longevity.

A couple of years ago, USA Today reported that nearly 50 percent of Americans are trying to cut down on meat, while approximately one-fifth of students are vegetarian, vegan, or trying to eat less meat. It’s definitely a topic that is trending these days – and for good reason apparently. But why should you go vegan?

Our diet is one of the most impactful parts of our lives. It determines whether we’re going to end up with certain diseases, which businesses make money off of us, and it’s a statement of how conscious we are. Simply put, we as consumers have tremendous power when we vote with our money – we can put whole industries out of business. But it goes far beyond the financial aspect.

Did you know that each day, a person who eats a vegan diet saves 1,100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, 30 sq. ft. of forested land, 20 lbs CO2 equivalent, and one animal’s life?

You have probably heard about a couple of arguments that are made in favor of a vegan, or a plant-based diet. It takes different reasons for different people to get motivated and start making some changes.

Whether you’re already on your way towards a plant-based vegan diet or just playing with the idea, here are 14 reasons to think about…for more go to:

Alena is a young student who has been enjoying training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy, and social work. She is the heart and soul behind all the social media accounts, loves to respond to emails, and uses her drive to constantly learn and educate in order to write her articles. Her main goal is to help people find joy and peace around nutrition, and to become whole. She has a strong passion for feminist and inequality issues, self-development, as well as living peacefully and respectfully with one another.
Alena has been a vegetarian since childhood, and a primarily whole food, plant-based eater for 5 years. Her love for sweet fruit and satisfying starches, as well as green veggies and the occasional chocolate keep her happy, healthy and balanced. After trying out different vegan diets, she decided to make up her own way of eating – backed up both by science and her body. To find out more information on Alena please go to:

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