9 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating Meat

1. You drastically cut your carbon emissions.

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!

2. You save water. A lot of it.

It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce just one pound of beef. That’s enough water for more than a year’s worth of showers. Plant-based foods are much less water intensive.

3. You eliminate harmful cholesterol from your diet.

It’s true! Cholesterol is only found in animal-based foods. A vegan diet contains zero cholesterol.

4. You reduce your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

Studies show that people who eat a plant-based diet not only have lower rates of certain diseases, but also live longer.

5. You save the lives of more than 30 animals each year.

Over your lifetime you will truly save the lives of thousands of animals. Doesn't that feel great?!

6. You stop supporting animal abuse.

Animals on factory farms live miserable lives. They are confined in small, filthy spaces, mutilated without painkillers, and ruthlessly slaughtered. Don’t like it, don’t buy it.

7. You discover so many new, delicious foods!

From kale and quinoa to seitan and sweet potatoes, a vegan diet is full of delicious and healthy food options. Check out ChooseVeg.com for free recipes!

8. You’ll save money.

Some of the most affordable foods on the planet are plant-based, including rice, beans, legumes, and pasta. Click here for affordable recipe ideas.

9. You will meet amazing people.

From Al Gore to Miley Cyrus, vegans are some of the most talented, intelligent, and compassionate people on the planet. Join a meetup, go to a vegan potluck, or check out some other veg event close to you and make new friends!

So what are you waiting for? Visit ChooseVeg.com today for tips on transitioning to a healthy and humane vegan diet.