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alternative diets

going vegan/vegetarian

VeganVegetarian

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VEGETARIANISM VS VEGANISM

If you follow a vegetarian diet, that means you don’t eat meat, poultry, or fish.If you’re following a vegan diet, you don’t eat meat, poultry, or fish. You also don’t consume dairy products, eggs, or other animal products, like gelatin or honey.

Vegetarianism

Vegan

Reasons to go vegan

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Reasons to go vegan

The animals

The environment

Your health

Roughly 60 billion land animals and over a trillion marine animals are used and killed as commodities per year, merely to satisfy human taste preferences

The animals

250000000

Portuguese popultion vs Number of animals killed in Portugal per year

INFO

Producing a little more than 2 pounds of beef causes more greenhouse-gas emissions than driving a car for three hours.

The environment

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Polluting the water

Each day, factory farms produce billions of pounds of manure, which ends up in lakes, rivers, and drinking water.

Polluting the air

Your health

Those following a vegan diet may want to be extra careful to ensure they are consuming enough iron, zinc, vitamin D, calcium, and omega-3 fatty acids. Vegans are also at a high risk of developing a Vitamin-B12 deficiency that, if untreated, can potentially cause neurological effects that are irreversible.

Good for heart healthReduces cancer riskPrevents type 2 diabetes Lowers blood pressure Decreases asthma symptomsPromotes bone health

Some tips and advices

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Basing your diet only on your activism can lead you to make poor decisions about your health

Be carefull and think about your health first

Some food swaps

vegetable milks

instead of milk

tofu

peanut butter

instead of butter

instead of eggs

chickpea

as a main dish

textured vegetable protein

instead of beef

Find out how many animals you could save if you go vegan today

Open the Veganalyser

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