Vegan for Animals
We’re Vegan and we’ve loved animals since we were small, and we respect the lives of all sentient beings regardless of what species they are. We won’t love some animals and eat others. Animals want to live, just like humans do.
“Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.” – The Vegan Society
Whole-Food Plant-Based for Health
While Vegan food products can be healthier than non-vegan foods, many of these foods are still processed.
The more plant-based whole foods and the less animal-derived and processed foods you eat, the healthier your diet will be.
“The balance of scientific evidence suggests that the healthiest way to eat is a vitamin B12-fortified diet of whole plant foods. For optimum nutrition, we should be sure to include in our daily diet not only an array of whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, fruit, and as many vegetables as we can eat, but also specifically dark green leafy vegetables, berries, and white (or green) tea.” – Michael Greger, M.D. FALCM, from Optimum Nutrition Recommendations
- NutritionFacts.org is a non-profit by Dr. Michael Greger that provides free information on health, nutritional science, disease prevention, and a whole-food plant-based diet.
- Evidence-Based Eating Guide is a free downloadable digital guide by Dr. Greger to help you get started on a WFPB diet.
- If you’re interested in going Vegan or plant-based, the following sites can provide support and help get you started:
- Forks Over Knives has additional WFPB recipes.
Books on Nutrition
- How Not To Die by Dr. Michael Greger
- Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition by Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina
Vegan Dining Options
- You can find vegan-friendly restaurants at HappyCow.
- If you live in San Diego, VeganDiego is a downloadable listing of local vegan restaurants and companies.