• Sangeet Anand

My First Blog Post

Veganism. At its heart.

Veganism. I’m sure you’ve heard of it before. It’s that thing that everyone’s been talking about nowadays. It’s flooding magazines at grocery stores counters, making debuts into the lives of famous persona, and even transforming the way we’ve been thinking about food all along. But what exactly is veganism? What seems to be a lifestyle that, as many people I know would say, revolves around grass and leaves, veganism has come to become a widely misunderstood phenomenon. To understand this concept, let me take you back to the beginning of time; we’re talking like millions of years ago when our original human ancestors first walked this planet. Contrary to popular belief that our cavemen predecessors hunted for their source of nourishment, anatomically speaking, this is far from true. The ways that are bodies are built, more specifically looking at the shape of our molars, is indicative that our first ancestors munched on berries and shrubs rather than on big beef steaks. Okay, this is great and all, but what does this have to do with veganism? The very fact that our ancestors didn’t resort to animal sources of food means that our ancestors consumed a simple, plant-based diet and it would make sense that the bodies of modern day humans are also programmed to consume a similar diet. In other words, modern day humans are best suited to be, none other than, vegan. This is not to say that veganism condemns other lifestyles. In fact, that’s the opposite of what veganism aims to perpetrate. The idea behind veganism is incorporating more plant-based foods into your daily lifestyle to become both healthier and stronger. This is veganism-improved. So now it all boils down to what really veganism is. Veganism, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is the practice of abstaining of all animal products, such as meat and dairy. It promotes causes such as saving the environment, anti-animal abuse, and body awareness and it’s impacting lives today in all sorts of ways. Even some of the most famous people we know today are vegans! These include Ellen Degeneres, Albert Einstein, and Kyrie Irving. Veganism is a revolutionary lifestyle and it’s one that’s here to stay.

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