World Vegan Day, celebrated every November 1st, began in 1994. November 1, 1994 marked the 50th anniversary of The Vegan Society, and chair, Louise Wallis, commemorated the milestone with an international day of awareness. However, plant-based eating can be traced back much further an 1994, first appearing in history as early as 500 BCE. Greek Philosopher Pythagoras viewed vegetarianism as a key factor in peaceful human coexistence, promoting acting with care and benevolence toward all species.

Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, flexitarian, or none of the above, adding more plants into your daily routine has endless benefits.

So, why eat plant-based? Not only is eating more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains good for the environment, it also has amazing health effects. Eating plant based regularly has been linked to increased energy, better sleep, weight loss, and stress reduction, to name a few. Here are four more reasons to try a plant-based diet.

There are so many reasons to celebrate the benefits of veganism for both humans and the natural environment. Here are three simple ways to celebrate World Vegan Day this year:

  1. Try this easy, delicious plant-based recipe for dinner. Bonus: Invite some friends over and make it a potluck so you can all try new vegan dishes!
  2. Read this article on 9 ways eating plant-based can help the environment.
  3. Support a local vegan business by shopping or promoting them via social media!

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