Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Vegan Diet and Global Warming

Everyone these days is concerned about global warming. Some studies have shown that if people thrive on a vegan diet for at least a couple of days in a week, they can drastically reduce their carbon footprint. In short, vegan diet is not only good for your health, it's also great for our planet.
Read website1 and website2 to know more about the impact of vegan diet on the environment.

In western countries, you can find numerous diary alternatives and meat alternatives like soy milk, soy butter, tofu and tempeh. You can also find diary-free ice cream and chocolates in some supermarkets. In United States, Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe and Health Food Superstores carry variety of diary and meat alternatives.

Vegan Blogs: Thanks to the numerous vegan food blogs, it's really so easy to find delicious vegan recipes, tips, and reviews of vegan food items. Visit blogs such as Fatfree vegan, Urban Vegan, Vegan Dad, Dinner with Dilip, and Holy Cow to get a glimpse of vegan dishes.

Vegan Magazines : Veg News is a very popular magazine geared toward vegan lifestyle. Veg Family is an online vegan magazine, filled with numerous health articles, recipes and tips to lead a cruel-free lifestyle. There is also a discussion forum where you can discuss everything from vegan recipes to vegan friendly
restaurants.

13 comments:

Vaishali said...

So true, Kumudha. Reducing the consumption of animal products can significantly help improve the environment, as studies have shown. Besides, with all the wonderful products available these days, it is almost too easy to be vegan. I thought it'd be difficult to give up dairy, but today I'm in love with soy milk and I am never going back!

Urvashi. said...

hey Kumudha!!

Thanks for appreciating the recipe. I read your thoughts about a vegan diet and am impressed! I will try to go vegan atleast 3 days a week.

Trupti said...

nice info kumuda.

Priya said...

Hi Kumudha,

I hope you are doing well. I have something for you in my blog. Check it out when you have time - http://365daysveg.wordpress.com/2008/08/03/vangi-bhaat/

thanks,
--Priya

Aparna said...

Given that vegan alternatives are not available freely in India, going vegan a couple of days is a practical option, a sort of upvas/ fasting equivalent.

Andréa N. said...

You're absolutely right. There's no excuse.

I didn't know the blog "holy cow" from your recommended list. Thanks for the tip!

Julia said...

Thanks for getting this conversation started, it is so important to recognize the broader impacts of meat-consumption. Check out the "No Meat Week" campaign and help make a difference:

http://www.thepoint.com/campaigns/no-meat-week-help-stop-global-warming

Purva Desai said...

hey very informative edition....
i would like to follow the same...i knw it will take time, but one has to take first step at sometime.

hey check out blog for fun filled festive food event...

Rural Vegan said...

Absolutely! As "green" becomes more and more trendy, I hope word gets out that a vegan diet is the best thing you can do for the environment.

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

Thanx for the info.

I have turned to vegan recently

Vegan_Noodle said...

What a great set of links!! I wish more people recognized the link between their diet and global warming...

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