November 25 marks International Vegetarian Day: A complete guide for beginners

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International Vegetarian Day

International Vegetarian Day: Vegan Diet for Beginners


Every year November 25 is celebrated as International Vegetarian Day & International Meatless Day. Notably, the International Meatless Day campaign was started in the year 1986 by Sadhu Vaswani Mission- a social service organization whose aim is to serve mankind, especially the poor and downtrodden. November 25 is also an important day for Animal Rights Day. A lot of people are turning vegan these days.  If you are also planning to be a vegan, here is a complete guide. Take a look at the vegan diet for beginners.

The vegan diet has become extremely popular. More people have decided to go vegan for ethical, environmental or health reasons. There could be any reason behind your vegan choice, but you need to follow it in the right way.

Let us first understand what is a vegan diet?

Veganism means excluding all forms of animal cruelty and exploitation. In all forms include food, clothing or any other purpose. People follow a vegan diet for various reasons but the foremost reason is to improve health.

Here is what you should include in your diet when you are following a vegan diet:

1. Legumes :  Food such as beans , lentils, peas are excellent sources of nutrients. You can include it in your diet.

2. Fruits and vegetables :  Becoming a complete vegan could be a little difficult in the beginning but it will have a  very positive impact on your health. Leafy greens such as spinach, watercress, mustard greens, they are high in iron.

3. Milk and yogurts: They are a great source of calcium. Every vegan should include this in their diet.

4. Nuts and nuts butter: Nuts and nuts butter should be given priority when it comes to a vegan diet, especially unroasted varieties.

5. Tofu & Tempeh: These are alternatives of meat and fish including them in your diet is a must.

 

Benefits of Vegan Diet

1. It helps you to lose weight.  Vegans tend to be thinner and have lower Body Mass Index than non- vegans.

2. When you adopt a vegan diet, your blood sugar stays in check. It also  keeps type 2 diabetes at bay.

3. A vegan diet keeps your heart healthy by keeping your cholesterol in check. According to several studies, vegans are at a lower risk of developing heart disease.

4. Reduces Cancer risks:  Vegans have a lower risk of cancer. People who follow a vegan diet have a lower risk of developing cancer.

Read more: World Vegan Day: Veganism – A diet, A business, or just a trend?

Virat Kohli is PETA’s India Person of the year

Virat Kohli has become PETA’s India person of the year. He strictly follows vegan diet. PETA has recognised Virat’s love for animals and gave the prestigious award to him.  The star couple Anushka and Virat keeps showing their love for animals and everybody knows it. PETA is the largest organisation for animal rights in the world.

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