Adopt Vegan Life Style and Vegan Friendly Products

Philosophy of Veganism and Vegan values

Vegan term was invented in 1944 by Donald Watson to describe a “non-dairy vegetarian”. It was formed from the first three and last two letters of the word “vegetarian”. Vegetarians choose to avoid all forms of  animal products.  Veganism is an extension of vegetarianism where vegans avoid meat, poultry, eggs, honey, dairy products, fur, leather, wool, cosmetics and food derived from animals. The majority of vegan friendly products contain vegetarian ingredients for hair and skin care . None are tested on animals.  Here is a summary of top 10 vegan values in simple terminology.

Top 10 reasons to Adopt Veganism and Vegan Friendly Products

  • Vegans believe in “mindfulness’ analogous to ‘Ahimsa’ preached by Buddha, they strive to be thoughtful of the action, choices and deeds. They choose not to enforce and rule the animal world in a hierarchy based system and reap the fruits of this awareness in inner peace, harmony, wisdom and tranquility.
  • Vegans observe themselves as a part of the natural world and not as its owners or masters.
  • Vegan friendly products are free from harmful Parabens, Lanolin, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulphate and Petrochemicals.
  • Veganism do not accept supremacy of human beings as a superior species/race who is free to hurt or destroy the less intelligent species. Species and other life-forms need not justify their existence, nor plead for protection from extinction on the grounds of their potential usefulness as food or medicine for humans.
  • It is no more acceptable to torment or kill creatures with “primitive nervous systems” than those with “highly developed nervous systems”. Life is precious whether it is a human existence or the life of a duck, a crayfish, a carp, a cow or a chicken.
  • Veganism encompasses much more than advocacy of a diet free of animal products, or a fervent defence of animal rights.
  • Vegan diets usually contain more nutrients than non-vegetarian diets in some nutrients such as fibre, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, and magnesium.  The vegan diets are and lower  in protein, riboflavin, vitamin B12, and calcium compared to  non-vegetarian diets.
  • Vegan diets can also be low in iodine and selenium, but this depends on the soil in which the plants are grown. This can be easily taken care by cultivating plants in iodine and selenium rich soils or taking alternative herbal supplements.
  • John Muir  once observed “Every time I bend down to pick something up, I find it is connected to something else.” There is an equivalent “ecology” to our behavior. Everything we do connects to something else; every action touches on the world around us, either close at hand and noticeable, or far away and unperceived, immediate in its effect or distant in time.
  • If there is a single article of faith, it is that commitment to Vegan values will bring us closer to a world in which the fate and fortune of a planet and all its life forms do not hang on the judgment or the generosity of one species.

Vegan Diet and Vegan Friendly Products
Practicing veganism is not as much a diet choice as a belief system and art of living. When you value life as precious as your own, you do not take other’s life. Vegans choose not to be a part of system that is based on violence, cruelty and exploitation. Vegetarian diet comprising of herbs and plants is always good for digestion and complete with all nutrients and vitamins devoid of fats. Eating raw green salads is considered very healthy.  Green leafy vegetables and sesame seeds contain calcium that can suffice the needs of human beings.

Drinking milk is not only un-necessary it is un-natural. Cows’ milk contains ideal amounts of fat and protein for young calves, which is  too much for human beings. Once human babies grow, there is no need of further intake of milk because the body stops producing lactase, the enzyme needed to digest lactose in milk. In fact, the calcium in milk cannot be absorbed as it doesn’t contain phosphorous in right proportion.The consumption of animal fats and proteins leads to heart disease, colon and lung cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension, obesity, and a number of other debilitating conditions. In fact , you can grow your own herbs and plants at your home herb garden and prepare vegan breakfasts and meals.  You can also prepare other vegan friendly products such as home made vegan shampoo, vegan lip balm ,and vegan lotion from herbs that will be dirt cheap compared to supermarket store  vegan products. Alternatively, you can buy vegan friendly products from vegan stores.