Why Go Vegan?

Introduce yourself to the vegan bootcamp community here and tell us a little about yourself and your journey!
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James Lance
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A vegan lifestyle prevents a tremendous amount of animal slaughter and suffering. It offers a potent way to shrink our environmental footprint, especially regarding 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.

Going vegan is also an excellent opportunity to learn more about nutrition and cooking and improve your diet. Getting your nutrients from plant foods allows more room in your diet for health-promoting options like whole grains, fruit, nuts, seeds, and vegetables, which are packed full of beneficial fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

Many vegan foods are rich in plant-based protein, which doesn’t have the harmful health effects of animal-derived protein.
Given how healthy plant-based foods can be, it’s no wonder that more and more people are opting to eat vegan.

Can you guys recommend a good vegan shop or vegan products? Thanks!
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Theresa Romeo
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I went vegan for myself at first. A lot of heredity health issues run in my family. I want to live a long life. Another reason is the animals. I actually worked in a beef slaughter facility for a short time n it disturbed me. I also realize how terrible it is for the environment. All that water could be used to grow enough food to feed more people.
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Cynetta Jackson
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I am vegan for the health, animal welfare, and environmental aspects. I know that it takes a tremendous amount of energy to run a slaughterhouse and emits alot of carbon gases producing the greenhouse effect; however, I’d like to learn more about the part water plays. Someone please explain.
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Wes
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Can you guys recommend a good vegan shop or vegan products?
Will's Vegan Store (https://www.wills-vegan-store.com) has a lot of shoes that look attractive on the website, though I haven't been able to find the shoes I want in my size, so I can't vouch for them yet.

Edit: There are actually several other good links within VBC here: https://veganbootcamp.org/course-progre ... l-products
I’d like to learn more about the part water plays. Someone please explain.
You might find this overview interesting: https://thehumaneleague.org/article/wat ... griculture
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