20 reasons to go vegan

Ok, so ya’ll know i’ve tried the vegan thing and actually really enjoyed it. I”m going to try to stick to it, perhaps not as militantly as most vegans. I’m doing it more for my health than for animal rights.

Here is a fun little list of how a vegan lifestyle can improve your well being. I got this from My Life as a Vegan.

20 Reasons To Go Vegan
1) Vegans on average live 6 years longer than non-vegans.
2) The average vegan total cholesterol level is 128. The lowest level for a heart attack is 150.
3) Milk consuption has been linked to cholic, ear infections, asthma, and a whole slew of other diseases.
4) Cholesterol can cause impotence
5) Vegans dont consume any cholesterol
6) Vegans dont smoke, and smoking is one of the leading causes of death
7) 33% percent of Americans are OBESE, while only 2% of vegans are
8. Tofu is a lot cheaper than steak
9) Fur has formeldahyde in it, which has been known to cause cancers and etc
10) Charred meats contain carcinogens that can cause cancers
11) Fast food meats like those at McDonald’s have thousands of additives that are not only addictive, they can cause you to gain weight and mess up your whole body
12) The USFDA recognizes vegetarian and vegan diets as the healthiest diets.
13) Veal calves are often stillborn or unborn.
14) Veal calves that are born are raises in crates where they cant even turn around, and are fed only a diet of milk for 16 weeks before they are slaughtered.
15) Dairy cows on average live for 5-7 years, where as they are able to live to 20 years or more!
16) Pigs are more intelligent than dogs, and have the intelligence of a 3-year old.
17) Egg-laying hens are kept without water and food for 14 days at a time to force their bodies into another egg-laying cycle
18) It takes 7 cows to furnish a leather interior Mercedes-Benz
19) Milk is known to cause acne breakouts

I don’t know about #6. Every vegan I know chain smokes like a motherfucker.
If you’re interested, also check out vegan.com.


July 12, 2007. Life, Me Me Me!, Thoughts.

One Comment

  1. Allie replied:

    I’m the author of the original post and I can clarify #6. Part of being vegan is abstaining from animal products in and outside of food. For example, vegans don’t purchase leather goods. Vegans will try not to use anything that was tested on animals (there is only so much you can do, and information is not always handy.)

    It is well-known that cigarettes are tested on animals, in horrible ways. These results do nothing to add to what we already know about the hazards of smoking. So, by smoking, a person is (unnecessarily) contributing to the torture of many animals, which is not vegan.

    See this site for the details: http://www.smokinganimals.com/facts.html

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