Happy vegan month
Calling all vegans and non vegans November is Vegan month. This month is a great time to really think about what we eat and what we are doing to our environment. Here at Boxed Off being a vegan company is important to us not just the diet but the impact non vegan products has on our animals and the world we live in.
So, what exactly defines a vegan? Veganism is a way of life that excludes all forms of cruelty to animals for food, products, or any other purpose. There are many different ways to embrace the vegan lifestyle, but the underlying “rule” is to eat a plant-based diet. Vegans also do a step further than just avoiding meat; they also avoid fish, dairy, eggs, and honey, as well as products like leather or fur. You might be thinking, “So, what can they eat?” Surprisingly, there are thousands of vegan recipes out there that are delicious, and exceptionally nutritious.
A common question is Why would you go vegan? Here are three reasons to consider:
- To save the animals. Vegans do not appreciate the treatment of animals on farms, nor the killing of the animals as soon as their production rates decrease.
- For the environment. Animal agriculture takes a toll on the earth by contaminating aquatic ecosystems, soil, and more.
- For their own health. Research shows that consuming animal fats and proteins is linked to heart disease, colon and lung cancer, diabetes, obesity, and other debilitating conditions.
We don’t judge here, we just want to give the best products with the best benefits and for us that means making them plant based.
Why have Boxed Off chosen the vegan option?
environmental benefits of vegan produce – reduced land use, water use, and greenhouse gas production – have been proven, so it’s crucial to us that Boxed Off harnesses that plant-power. We use 100% plant-based ingredients in our supplements.
We didn’t create Boxed Off just for vegans. We don’t judge – as long as you’re getting the right nutrition, that’s all that matters to us. But we do care about all diet types, and that’s why we have created a specialist Vegan Box!
It can be a controversial topic, but we recognise that everyone is different. It’s your lifestyle, and we will use our range to supplement whatever dietary regime you choose, in an environmentally conscious way. Take care of the planet while you take care of yourself!
It’s not just the supplements that are plant-based
As well as our entire range being plant-based, our packaging – from the boxes to the supplement packets – are all recyclable. We operate a ‘single-use plastic’ free approach. We encourage people to use the spoons in their house in our instructions. We’re even working on creating our own wooden scoops! Watch this space.
Things to take away from Vegan month
We are not saying you should try being vegan, but by making small changes like, choosing vegan companies or switching some products for plant based products is a step in the right direction. If everyone did a little, the world would change a lot.