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Veganism-Growing Tall and Teaching Wide

Updated on January 19, 2017

Veganism has paved its way through numerous facilities ranging from the food market to the media industry and educational institutes and is continuing to take the upper hand.

What is Veganism?

To put it simply, veganism is a way of living that strongly discourages the exploitation and harm done to animals, by eliminating all forms of food, clothing and other products pertaining to the involvement of animals. These products can take the form of meat, diary, eggs, honey and materials (such as wool and leather) that are animal-tested.

What are the benefits of a vegan lifestyle?

There are numerous health benefits to be found in adopting a vegan diet; a few of which are more nutrients, stronger immunity against illness, better physical health and a positive influence on the environment!

According to, vegan diets contain a very large amount of plant-based foods which are full of nutrients such as vitamins, antioxidants, protein, fibre and more. A diet such as this will also enable you to fight or prevent diseases much more effectively since the body is consuming a large amount of vital elements for maximum output. Veganism is also said to promote healthier skin and nails, eliminate body odours and bad breath.

The vegan food market

According the vegetarian statistics, 7.3 million Americans are vegetarians; out of 10 percent of which are adults and 3 percent which are children aged 8 to 18 years. Furthermore, according to a survey research it was found that 5.2 percent of individuals claimed that they would follow a vegetarian diet in the future.

The demographics of vegetarians were reported consisting of 59 percent of female vegetarians, outweighing the number of male vegetarians standing at 41 percent. Individuals over the age of 55 held 17.4 percent of vegetarians, while those between 35 to 54 years held 40.7 percent and 18 to 34 years which held 42 percent.

The benefits of attending a vegan cooking school

While the market for veganism is growing more than ever, there are those who are looking to make a profession out of it too. Vegan cooking schools offer many benefits and in-depth knowledge of practicing a vegetarian lifestyle. According to Ezine Articles, You will learn a variety of techniques from cooking basic meals to making an attractive dish, and practical information on how to cook professional vegan meals.

There are a variety courses available-each with its own set of topics. According to, a certificate course will cover topics such as preparing vegetarian dishes, healthy servicing of food and “advanced baking”; whereas a more advanced course such as the master’s degree will discuss topics on “Global food cultures” and “International studies in food and nutrition”.

It is evident that the vegan industry is changing the way most people are consuming their foods, and since a valid portion are looking towards veganism as a future lifestyle and career, the market is sure to spike up interest in catering for them as well.


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    • SMckie profile imageAUTHOR


      20 months ago from South Africa

      Very true...making small changes is key. I am concerned about cutting meat out totally from my diet because I'm not sure if I then will have to substitute it with supplements.

    • Chuck Bluestein profile image

      Chuck Bluestein 

      21 months ago from Morristown, AZ, USA

      That is how I did it. People who change fast can change back fast. An example is Bill Clinton. He is no longer vegan. The message is that the less animal foods that you eat, the healthier it is for you.

    • SMckie profile imageAUTHOR


      21 months ago from South Africa

      I am glad that I could write an article toward your interest. I am not a vegetarian but I was inspired to write about it after I realised what it actually entailed and how much healthier it actually is living a lifestyle as such. I am, however, contemplating of going vegan but through small changes in my diet until I am fully changed.

      I appreciate you sharing my article; thank you!

    • Chuck Bluestein profile image

      Chuck Bluestein 

      21 months ago from Morristown, AZ, USA

      I make sure to tell people that all plant foods have fiber that have many benefits. No animal foods have fiber. Animal foods also have cholesterol. No plant foods have cholesterol.

      They say that fiber is roughage. Since it is in all fruits like watermelons, avocados and all others, I say that fiber also contains softage. There is no such word but I made it up to balance out roughage. See fiber is made up of soluble fiber and insoluble fiber. The soluble fiber dissolves in water so it is soft!

      Also I saw that you just wrote a new article on HubPages. Well I tweeted this article to my 85,000 followers on Twitter to help you out. I am also a vegan or veganese. To see my tweet about this article see my name under Twitter. My tweet: Veganism-Growing Tall & Teaching Wide► …◄#Veganism promotes healthier skin & nails, eliminate body odors & bad breath.


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