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Why go vegan?

A vegan lifestyle prevents a tremendous amount of animal slaughter and suffering. It offers a potent way to shrink our environmental footprint, especially in regard to climate change. And a well-planned vegan diet can fuel the highest levels of fitness, while reducing our risk of various chronic diseases. Plus, the food is insanely delicious and it becomes more widely available every year.

How to Go Vegan: Key Info & Essential Advice

Switching to a plant-based diet is easier than you would ever expect—just a little reading puts you halfway there. Let’s begin by looking at how to construct a smart overall approach. The most obvious way to become vegan is to focus on eliminating animal products from your diet.

Your First Three Weeks

For aspiring vegans, the best way to make the transition is to focus on keeping things easy. In fact, by the time you make it to the three week mark, you will likely find that the lifestyle has become second nature and is nearly effortless to continue.

What Does Vegan Mean? A Comprehensive Definition

Vegan refers to anything that’s free of animal products: No meat, fish, milk, cheese, eggs, wool, leather, honey and so forth. Your sandwich, your shampoo, and your car seats are examples of items that could be vegan.

THE ULTIMATE VEGAN GUIDE:

COMPASSIONATE LIVING WITHOUT SACRIFICE

“I’ve made the first edition of my Ultimate Vegan Guide available for free reading right here on Vegan.com, since I would hate to think that anyone interested in eating fewer animal products might be hindered by the cost of learning how to do it.” -Erik Marcus

Answers To Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve got a burning question pertaining to veganism, chances are excellent you can find the answer in this FAQ.

Guide to Vegan Cooking: Learn the Basics in Under an Hour

One unexpected benefit of exploring a plant-based diet is that can inspire you to discover the joy of cooking. Most hobbies cost money, but learning how to cook will save you piles of cash. Doing your own cooking is much cheaper than eating at restaurants or buying frozen foods, plus you’ll be eating fresher, tastier meals made with higher-quality ingredients.

Essential Vegan Books and Cookbooks

One of the best problems new vegans have is that there are so many terrific vegan books and cookbooks that it’s hard to choose. So here are twelve recent titles perfect for getting started:

Easy Vegan Foods: The Definitive Gigantic List

If you are thinking of moving towards a vegan diet, the single best piece of advice I could give is to keep things easy. Start by looking for foods you enjoy that are readily available, and can be prepared with minimal time and effort.

Vegan Vitamins & Supplements Buying Guide

Nutrient deficiencies are something to watch out for, not matter what kind of diet you follow. A well-planned diet that’s loaded with nutritious plant-based foods can go a long way toward satisfying your body’s needs.

That means plenty of healthful vegetables, whole grains, and beans—plus a small amount of nuts or seeds each day. Yet even with all this taken care of, some people will fall short on a few key nutrients, especially Vitamins D and B-12, calcium, iodine, protein, and zinc.

This guide brings together key information about supplements that are of special interest to vegans.
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Fitness Guide:
Fun & Easy Ways to Get in Shape

Being vegan can give you a real edge when it comes to your health and overall well-being. But you will miss out on these advantages if you ignore fitness and live a sedentary lifestyle.

Fitness isn’t optional, and the payoff for avoiding a sedentary lifestyle is multifaceted. You’ll get better sleep and a healthier body weight. Your mood and energy levels will improve, plus you’ll face fewer health risks, including diabetes. How much time and commitment does it take to reap the benefits of improved fitness? Surprisingly little. The Mayo Clinic says that just 150 minutes a week of moderate intensity exercise delivers substantial benefits.

VEGAN NUTRITION: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

“Going vegan, or just taking a few steps in that direction, can deliver some important health benefits. Diets built primarily on plant foods are associated with lower cholesterol levels and reduced risk for type-2 diabetes. Plant based foods also contain numerous compounds that have anti-cancer properties.”

– By Virginia Messina, MPH, RD

Vegan.com Reference Guide:
The Ultimate Vegan Directory

You’ve found it! This section is the mother lode of vegan information — featured below are links to more than 200 pages, covering just about every topic imaginable. We’ve broken down the information by category, so check the topics below for the subject that interests you.

Vegan Festivals

Here is our list of top festivals and events around the world. These events are packed with dedicated activists and the best plant-based restaurants and food companies in your region.

Vegan Travel

Traveling as a vegan needn’t be tough. On the contrary, it can actually add an exciting new dimension to your trip. In most cases you’ll discover some terrific new foods that aren’t available at home, and you’ll return from your journey with a broader appreciation of all that a plant-based lifestyle has to offer.

Vegan Cookbooks

Being vegan is easy and satisfying, especially if you start off with the right cookbooks. There are hundreds of excellent titles to choose from.

Here are the very best. Every cookbook listed here is 100 percent plant-based.

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