Thinking about going vegan? You're in luck because I'm currently researching an article about how to go vegan – the basics, and what you need to know about this opportunity to improve your diet and lifestyle in a healthy way. I went vegan last fall and have experienced firsthand how amazing this lifestyle is.
The challenge is cramming all that knowledge into 600 words for Delicious Living magazine. Some things are bound not to make the cut. Here's my collection of links about eating a plant-based diet that are well worth the read.
Veganism on the rise among health conscious consumers
Did you know that 1/3 of all vegetarians are vegans?
Environmental Working Group: Meat and Your Health
Studies have found that those who eat vegetarian diets have lower rates of chronic disease and often live longer than those on predominantly meat-based diets. Vegan = fountain of youth?
The Tender Joy of Eating Vegetables
When you're vegan you don't eat "just vegetables," as some may tease. Christina Pirello nailed it: "Cooking with vegetables gives you an extraordinary feeling of completeness, and a deep respect for ingredients."
4 myths about veganism debunked by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Lactose intolerance is, believe it or not, normal. When a child develops lactose intolerance, it's because biologically she or he is not meant to keep drinking milk beyond infancy.
When It Comes to Fruits and Vegetables, Which Color is Healthiest?
OK, so this isn't vegan specific, but it does make me happy that the winning color is prominent in my diet.
Vegan essential vitamin and mineral supplements
Ah, the much-beloved B12 commonly found in animal products. Here's how to get it when you're vegan.
Travel-Friendly Vegan Food
Even if you're not vegan, airplane and airport food leaves much to be desired in the way of health. I love this idea about packing your own flight food beyond a simple granola bar, especially because this is vacation season.
57 Health Benefits of Going Vegan
This ultimate link list addresses most of a new vegan's concerns about nutrition, disease prevention and other health benefits.