If you are thinking of going vegan or are a new vegan, then I hope you find these pages useful. They are based on my own experiences of changing to a vegan way of life. Even if this is not your ultimate goal or you are already vegan, there are delicious recipes and suggestions where to eat, that can be enjoyed by all!

Check out the new quiz below. Some of the informaiton may surprise you! Links to the reports and articles, from where I have sourced the information, are included with the answers to the quiz.

Why go vegan?

There are a number of positive reasons for becoming vegan. They fall into three main categories:

Ethical Reasons

  • Animals have a right to life.
  • Their quaility of life is greatly affected by the conditions they are kept in.
  • The milk, eggs, honey and wool that these animals produce belong to them.
  • The animals that are not needed, e.g, male chicks, are disposed of inhumanely.

Health Reasons*

  • A well balanced, plant based diet is low in saturated fat, high in fibre and rich in nutrients.
  • It may help to reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • It can play an important part in working towards or maintaing a healthy weight.

Environmental Reasons

  • The meat and dairy industries are water intensive.
  • Large areas of valuable land, e.g. rainforests, are given over to the grazing of cattle or for growing crops to feed these animals.
  • Cows produce methane. Methane is a greenhouse gas that is even more detrimental than carbon dioxide.
  • Industrial fishing has depleted fish populations and other species to such an extent that we may face empty oceans in the not too distant future.
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Is a vegan diet really better for you, for animals and for the planet?
Answer the following six questions to find out how beneficial a plant based diet can be!

water usage Source: The United Nations World Water Development Report 2015

Better for you. Better for animals. Better for the environment.