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Veganism is gaining momentum around the world. And vegan musicians are leading the trend.
Plant-based, cruelty-free living is becoming popular in industries everywhere; many doctors are promoting the health benefits of vegan food, fashion designers are featuring animal-free materials in their work, and athletes are adopting plant-based diets to boost performance.
The music scene is just as involved. More and more artists are going vegan and many are keen to let their fans know about it.
Why Celebrities Go Vegan
Various factors motivate celebrities to go vegan. Health is a major motivator. A growing body of research is finding links between meat, dairy, and eggs, and disease. Animal products often contain high levels of saturated and trans fats, which can increase blood cholesterol. High cholesterol can increase the risk of peripheral artery disease, stroke, and heart attack.
More than ever, celebrities are doing their part for the planet by updating their diet. Animal agriculture is to blame for more greenhouse gas emissions than the entire transportation sector combined. It also uses vastly more land and water than plant-based farming.
Animal welfare is another leading reason that celebrities go vegan. The meat, dairy, and egg industries are rife with animal welfare violations. More musicians are making the connection between what’s on their plate and the animal it’s sourced from, and boycotting animal products to take a stand against cruelty.
Benefits Of A Vegan Diet
The decision to adopt a vegan diet could bring with it a range of health benefits. Plant-based food, by nature, contains no cholesterol; cholesterol is only found in animal products. Vegan food also contains good amounts of fibre, while animal-based foods have none. Cholesterol-free, fibre-rich diets lower the risk of disease and can extend lifespan. Data collected from 185 observational studies said that individuals who eat the most fibre are 15 to 30 percent less likely to die prematurely. Fibre-rich diets were also connected to a 16 to 24 percent reduced incidence of type 2 diabetes, stroke, and colon cancer.
Vegan Diet And The Climate
Vegan lifestyles are good for the planet’s health, too. Eating animal-product-free can help clean the planet and save resources.
According to the 2014 documentary Cowspiracy, 70 to 90 percent of freshwater pollution in western countries is linked to animal agriculture. A study by the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), which was published in Nature in 2018, found that a vegan diet uses five times less water than a meat-based one.
The most comprehensive analysis of farming’s impact on the planet looked at data from 40,000 farms in 119 countries. Researchers found that if everyone on the planet went vegan, global farmland use would drop by 75 percent. This move would free up landmass the size of Australia, China, the EU, and the U.S. combined.
Oxford University researcher Joseph Poore, who led the study, stated: “A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use.”
Fingers and Toes Crossed !