1. Vegan food is everywhere.
Often, non-vegans will propose the question "What do you eat?” These days, it's easy to answer simply. Practically any food you can imagine has a veganized form floating around somewhere. If it's not at one of your local restaurants, there are host of recipes online or compiled in the countless vegan friendly recipe books floating around these days. Not only this, fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts, beans, and rice are all readily available practically any place "food" items are sold. And speaking of living in the digital age, here are some awesome examples of what vegans eat... everywhere.
This leads us to the next point.
2. Information is readily available
With the wealth of resources at our finger tips, information about veganism, vegan friendly food and restaurants, recipes, activism, videos, how-to guides, tips, tricks and the answer to any question you could reasonably conceive are all at your disposal. There are even phone apps that list vegan friendly ingredients for instant access to solve those tough questions.
With this in mind, do your homework. Find out where and why your food is produced the way it is. Find out where it comes from and who makes it. Find out what all of those unpronounceable ingredients are. Find out who produces nutritional information in our schools, who teaches our kids, and why doctors are not actively taught much about nutrition in medical schools.
The information is everywhere. Check out our links section for our recommendations.
3. Being vegan is easy.
If the above mentioned wasn't enough, being vegan is strikingly simple once you get over the idea that animals are food. Food is food, animals are animals, and animals are just not people food. Once you get in tune with this simple concept, everything else just falls into place.
There is a strong difference between knowing what is right and actually accepting it. We often catch ourselves saying "I should really exercise more" but fail to follow through. Many people end up doing this with veganism. Knowing all of the benefits, yet holding themselves back with a mental block, we often find ourselves inactive. Things don't need to be this complicated. Rebuild your relationship with food and the planet. Understand why it is that you do the things you do and how it impacts the rest of the world. Suddenly, these decisions come easy. Just let that process happen and build that framework into your life.
4. Veganism is no longer socially taboo
I'm sure many people might object to this point but consider the state of veganism 10 years ago. You'd be hard pressed to meet someone who even knew what veganism was, let alone be open to the idea. Now days, veganism has hit the mainstream and is all over the place. You even get non-vegans opening up all vegan restaurants just to cash in. Sure, you might get some flak from your friends and relatives from time to time, but veganism now has a solid foundation in our society and isn't going anywhere. It’s no longer viewed as an extremist fad by the general public and as we watch things unfold, this image will only improve as we move towards a more compassionate society.
5. It's good for what ails you.
This is where the old adage "Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine thy food" really rings true. If you're not vegan now, try not eating any dairy products for two weeks just to see how differently you feel. There are hosts of studies with countless research showing time and time again the great benefits of a vegan diet, and how when done properly, can often correct and reverse many ailments. Of course this is actually your body talking and not the food. We often underestimate the natural abilities our bodies have to cure themselves and when we get the right combinations of food and exercise, we can combat practically all diseases and sicknesses.
If you find yourself in the situation where you're looking for answers to a health issue, look up the benefits that a vegan diet might offer you.
And lastly, if it's better for you and the planet the choice seems simple. Why vegan? Why not!