VEGANUARY- how to make the new year right

 

You think #Veganuary is already over? Well, you thought wrong, there are still four more days to go to make an impact! Who knows, maybe you´ll like it so much that you will start a new trend with Vegabruary, Vegarch, Vegapril…

More and more people are adopting a vegan lifestyle, realizing the multiple benefits this has on our health, our mind and also on our planet. Veganuary is the perfect opportunity to try an animal-free diet for a month to experience these advantages firsthand. And who knew that veganism could taste as delicious as it does with one of our 100% vegan, fair trade, dark organic chocolate bars?

Changing eating habits is not easy and many people are unsure what veganism entails.  Violife answered some of the questions you might have about Veganuary and about being vegan in general. One thing is for sure - being plant-based can have very positive effects on your body, especially when you eat plenty of vegetables, fruit, wholegrains, lentils and beans. But a balanced diet does not only include lean foods and it is possible to indulge your sweet tooth in a vegan, organic and soy-free way is possible as well. The good news? It´s not only ethical but can even be seen as healthy!

Did you know that raw cacao on its own is considered as superfood? It provides your body with essential vitamins and minerals like magnesium and iron and can also lower blood pressure and improve circulation. A higher content of cocoa is also linked to the production of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter that is responsible for our feelings of happiness. This is why people often feel much more content after eating raw chocolate. (Reference Article)

Remember, the higher the percentage of cacao, the less sugar the bar has. Pacari has 60% cacao content all the way up to 100%, so there is plenty of room to indulge without regrets! Why not pair it with other superfoods like blueberries or Chia seeds, which contain lots of high-quality protein? Some of our bars like pair these for you! There are multiple excuses to treat yourself with high-quality chocolate and Veganuary is definitely one of the most sustainable ones!

And you don´t have to feel alone during this journey. With the hashtag #veganuary you will find lots of like-minded people, who also appreciate health, nature and animals for a month. Since 2014, over 1,000,000 people have already participated in it in over 192 different countries and this year 500,000 people are taking part! 98% of all participants would also recommended Veganuary to a friend, which really shows that Veganuary is more than a short project, but it is here to stay! That´s in accordance with the initial mission of Veganuary: it´s a charity intending to inspire individuals to not only be vegan for a month but throughout the year.

Do you know what the most amazing part of it is? You really make an impact! The Vegan Calculator actually tells you in numbers how many animals you´ve saved and how much of the environment you´ve protected so far.

Our tip: With our delicious dark chocolate from Pacari Chocolate, being vegan suddenly becomes ten times TASTIER!

 


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