4. You won’t have to be a part of the meat industry
There’s no doubt about it: the way the meat industry is currently conducted, is wrong. The mass production, interference of antibiotics and growth hormones, and inhumane treatment of animals is not something I want to be part of. A plant-based diet means I am thoughtful about what meat I do eat, and purchase it from sustainable and ethical sources. A plant-based diet allows you to remove yourself from the meat industry, and take a stand for what is right and wrong.
5. You won’t take food for granted
Consciously eating a plant-based diet, makes you think more about what you’re putting in your body, and reminds you to consider and reflect on every meal. Perhaps all diet changes do. I now try my best to sit in a conscious moment of gratefulness before I eat. No matter your beliefs, I’d encourage you to do this regardless of how and what you eat.
6. You’ll never get bored
Meat holds a lot of flavour and can be eaten on its own easily. Broccoli, not so much. There’s only so many broccoli stalks you can eat raw before you want to go back to being a full-time carnivore. Cooking with plants has stretched my imagination to the max. Now, I have a huge range of recipes I can easily whip up with low preparation time. Plus, with the rising awareness of the benefits of eating more plants, there are thousands of plant-based recipe blogs to pull ideas from.