January 26, 2013

How to Eat Cleaner – Day 27 of 31 – Vegan for Health, the Environment, and the Animals

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How to Eat Cleaner – Day 27 of 31 – Vegan for Health, the Environment, and the Animals.

Hello everyone. I’m so excited that you decided to join me in our 31 days to cleaner or healthier eating. Each one of these videos will have 1 simple concept for you to chew on. It’s your choice what you do with it. Try it for a day, a week, a month or implement for your entire life. My hope is it helps you open your mind to learning more about fueling your body more healthily.

Part of cleaning up what we eat is getting educated and alot of these videos focus on awareness.

Today we talk about being vegan. Whether you want to be vegan for life or just a day, it has it’s benefits. I’m barely touching the topic. For those who are vegan, the topic is very deep rooted. Do your research to see if any thing I touch on rings true to you.

Even being vegan for 1 day a week or month has not only health benefits but environmental also.

I consider myself veganish. I want to be transparent. I have no problem eating animals that have been ethically treated. The dilemma is knowing that, what the company tells you is true. So, as of the filming of this video, I have been strict in my vegan diet.

Being vegan is not just the diet. The vegan philosophy is the fair treatment of all living things. No living thing should ever be harmed. That can go as far as not even eating honey, not using anything that use animal products, and not wearing any animal products.

The vegan diet can be very healthy as we have seen by many of the things we have already talked about in previous videos. You eat alot of fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, etc. The challenge is making sure your diet is balanced and you get enough nutrition. Plus, just because you are vegan, it does not mean you are healthy. Doritos, Cheetos, and Oreos are vegan.

The vegan diet actually helps the environment. I got this snipped directly from www.peta.org

Many leading environmental organizations, including the National Audubon Society, the Worldwatch Institute, the Sierra Club, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and even Al Gore’s Live Earth—have recognized that raising animals for food damages the environment more than just about anything else that we do. Whether it’s the overuse of resources, global warming, massive water or air pollution, or soil erosion, raising animals for food is wreaking havoc on the Earth.

If you are an animal lover, you help protect innocent animals by being vegan. Personally I don’t see the difference between a pig, sheep, or dog. Why is it ok to abuse one and not the other? We would be put in jail if we treated our dogs like we treat our cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens.

If you are considering becoming vegan or vegetarian peta has a free started kit with lots of information at http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/free-vegetarian-starter-kit.aspx

What do you think? Could you be vegan for a day? 1 day? More?

Thanks for your time. This is Coach Lana and I would love for you to join me at http://facebook.com/coachlana so we can connect.


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