When you take the Veggie Challenge and try a vegetarian or vegan diet, you’ll have a positive impact on your own health, animal lives, and the environment!
1. Improve your health
A plant-based diet is based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. These foods often contain antioxidants, fiber and phytochemicals that help protect against disease. In comparison, animal products are high in cholesterol and saturated fat which contribute to health issues such as heart disease. The Veggie Challenge offers recipes and nutrition tips for a healthy vegetarian diet!
2. Be Compassionate to Animals
A veg lifestyle is a compassionate one that minimizes animal suffering and exploitation. Going veg really does make a difference – it is estimated that Toronto’s 100,000+ vegetarians reduce the demand for meat by approximately 2.5 million chickens, pigs, cows, and sheep each year.
3. Save the Earth
Taking the simple step to change your diet can make a huge impact on the environment. A veg diet helps conserve water, save our rainforests, and even helps fights climate change.
- Conserve water – 2,500 gallons of water are required to produce only 1 pound of beef
- Save the rainforests – up to 91% of rainforest destruction is a result of animal agriculture
- Fight climate change – the livestock industry is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gases
Take the Veggie Challenge
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