7 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Vegans

7 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Vegans

  • Sarah Von Alt
  • Sarah Von Alt

1. Vegans spare the lives of about 30 animals each year.  

In fact, by skipping animal foods, you spare thousands of animals from hellish factory farms over your lifetime. 
2. Being vegan cuts your carbon footprint in half. 

Animal agriculture is one of the leading causes of climate change. By leaving animals off your plate, you instantly cut your carbon emissions in half! 
3. Vegans live longer. 

The Mayo Clinic recently reported that switching to a plant-based diet could add up to four years to your life. 
4. Vegans save 1,100 gallons of water each day. 

The meat industry wastes one-third of drinkable water while 4 billion people don’t have enough. By eating vegan, we can make good use of this precious resource. 
5. Vegans are less likely to die from heart disease. 

A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that vegetarians are up to 32 percent less likely than meat eaters to suffer from hospitalization or death due to heart disease. 
6. Vegans save 45 pounds of grain each day. 

In many countries, the majority of grain grown is fed to farmed animals. In a world in which 795 million people don’t have enough to eat, eating vegan takes a stand for the hungry. 
7. Vegans are less likely to have a stroke. 

Researchers at McGill University and McMaster University found that study participants who consumed the most fruits and veggies were 30 percent less likely to experience a stroke. 
— Ready to make the switch? This will help.