Going vegan means refraining from meat, dairy, eggs, and all animal-derived products. This diet is gaining popularity day-by-day and millennials are making the shift towards the plant-based movement. Animal welfare, personal and environmental health are the main factors towards the switch to veganism. More than 60 million Instagram posts are linked to vegan, it can be easily said that veganism is more popular than ever before. It is being followed by big celebrities like Brad Pitt, Liam Hemsworth, Ariana Grande and many more.

Studies have linked vegans to possess a number of health benefits such as:

  1. Lower rates of heart diseases – There is strong evidence to conclude that vegans have a 40% lower risk of death from heart diseases. They also have a 75% lower risk of developing high blood pressure.
  2. Lower cholesterol – Observational studies have suggested that vegan diets do decrease cholesterol levels by between 15-30%. Vegan diets are rich in fibre and low in total and saturated fats, all of these help lower cholesterol levels in an individual.
  3. Lower blood sugar levels – Reports have indicated that vegan diets lower the blood sugar levels in diabetics and generally vegans have lower blood pressure levels and high insulin sensitivity. They have a 60-70% lower chance of having type 2 diabetes.
  4. May help lose excess weight – Many individuals are turning into vegans to shed the extra pounds on them. It turns out to be the right step. Research has proposed that vegans turn out to be thinner and have a lower body-mass index(BMI) than non-vegans. Vegan diet mainly comprises of whole grains and plant-based proteins which are less in calories and unhealthy fats but make you feel full and therefore; vegan foods are generally lower in calories.

The awareness of the benefits associated to an individual and the environment, in general, is making more and more people shift to living a vegan lifestyle and its growing popularity indicates that veganism is here to stay forever. CocoEarth supports this movement and we pledge to provide healthy and delicious food products to vegans. All products of ‘CocoEarth’ ranging from our Liquid Coconut Oil, MCT Oil to the Protein Bars are 100%vegan.