It’s almost time for Veganuary again with 2022 just around the corner, and every year the occasion is growing in popularity. Veganuary has been a running annual event for several years now, and the reason for people participating can vary. Health, ethics, and wanting to have a positive impact on the environment are all common reasons for wanting to participate, but there are plenty of other motives for getting involved. Udo’s Choice has always been fully supportive of Veganuary, and we offer a range of Udo’s products that can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle during the occasion.
Reasons to do Veganuary
Reducing the Environmental Impact
There are several reasons people choose to participate in Veganuary, but there are a few common themes that have made the occasion so popular. There have been numerous reports regarding the positive environmental impact going vegan can have, so many people choose to take the month to support sustainable and environmentally friendly businesses. Studies conducted by Oxford University have shown that plant foods have a far less damaging effect on the environment when compared to animal products. It’s reported that animal farming in general has a significant detrimental impact on the environment and that it is responsible for 60% of agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Another reason people choose to take part in Veganuary is because of ethical considerations. In some cases, life for animals on modern farms can be miserable, and the conditions are considered by some to be inhumane. In what’s sometimes referred to as factory farming, animals such as pigs, chickens, and cows are sometimes kept in small spaces where they can barely move and are raised to grow as quickly as possible so they can swiftly be turned into animal products. A large number of people are switching to veganism because of this.
The other major reason why people choose to take part in Veganuary is because of the benefits a vegan diet can have on your health. Understandably, a lot of people who haven’t tried veganism before are unsure, so Veganuary can offer the perfect opportunity to give a vegan diet a try and see how it works for them individually. There’s been significant research on the health benefits of vegan diets, with results suggesting that vegans are less likely to suffer from heart disease and other serious illnesses. People often feel positive results within the 31 days of Veganuary, which is why so many people choose to take part!
Why Udo's Choice?
It can sometimes be difficult to obtain all the required nutrients from a vegan diet, especially if it is new to you. Therefore, many people choose to use vegan supplements to support their diets and ensure they are getting all the essential nutrients needed to maintain a healthy body and mind. Udo’s Choice Beyond Greens is a perfect organic source of a variety of nutrients including B12, vitamin K, iron, and iodine – which are all often found in animal products. Beyond Greens can easily be used in baking, or mixed into a delicious smoothie, so you can easily incorporate them into your diet. Omega 3 is another essential nutrient our body needs, but it is mostly found in oily fish and other meat-based products, so it can be difficult to include as part of a vegan diet. Thankfully, Udo’s Choice Ultimate Oil Blend is a premium natural source of omega 3, and can be easily added into a vegan diet by drizzling over your food or by simply having a spoonful per day!
If you are deciding to take part in Veganuary, Udo’s Choice products can help support you in keeping a healthy balanced diet. Whilst Veganuary is only meant to be for the 31 days of January, many people often find that the diet is working so well for them, they opt to continue it for even longer. So give Veganuary a try in 2022 and see if it can make a positive impact on your life!