Reasons for Going Vegan and Benefits of a Vegan Diet

In this day and age, veganism is on the rise. People are massively becoming aware of the effect of food on their health. Everyone chooses what they think their body needs the most, and we are all trying to avoid pointless fad diets and “lose weight fast” programs. We are starting to think long-term and focus on changing our lifestyle, rather than attempting to achieve fast results that won’t last long.

Even though plant-based diets have their origins in the past, veganism is gaining substantial popularity today. At the rate the vegan market is growing, it’s expected to be worth $24.3 billion by 2026.

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The Age of Veganism [Visual]

Health consciousness and eco-friendliness have prompted millennials to champion veganism as a new way of life. The vegan diet is based on the concept of consuming anything that is not meat, dairy, eggs, and animal by-products. Furthermore, vegans are classified into five different groups, namely, dietary vegans, junk food vegans, low-fat vegans, raw food vegans, and whole- food vegans. Each of these types of veganism is based on the variety of foods consumed.

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Sports and Vegan Athletes [Infographic]

From trendy plant-based food festivals to โ€˜free-fromโ€™ supermarket aisles, veganism has rapidly gone from a fringe movement to a national phenomenon. The proven health benefits are so strong that even high profile sports stars like Venus Williams and Lewis Hamilton are turning to veganism to aid their performance, and their actions only aid the growing conversation around veganism within sports.

Find out which sports have the highest number of vegans and take a look back (over the last four decades) to see who in the sporting world took up a plant-based diet first and which athletes are doing so now.
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Veganism & the Environment: by the numbers [infographic] via @inhabitat

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