More people are moving toward a plant-based diet, the evidence about the health of human and environmental sustainability, and in part to the emerging scientific consensus on the positive impacts a plant based diet does to our health is a major factor driving people to make the switch.

Choosing to eat fewer animals — or no animals at all (vegetarian), or no animals or animal products (vegan) — makes a difference for animals.

95 “is the average number of animals spared each year by one person’s vegan diet.”There are a variety of sources estimating average individual intakes of meat. A story in USA Today reported that each meat-eating individual eats 7,000 animals (including􀃕sh) over their lifetimes. This number is based on the Vegetarian Calculator.

Eating fewer or no animals doesn’t mean that animals who would’ve been killed will now live; it means that animals who would’ve been bred into existence to suffer on factory farms will now not be brought into the world and exploited in the terrible ways that are customary in the meat industry. It’s a supply and demand issue. Less demand should mean less supply. By removing our demand, we’re sparing animals suffering that is beyond our worst imaginings.

Learning about the horrific conditions on factory farms — and thinking about the arbitrary cultural lines that determine which animals are eaten and which are spared— that should compel one to adopt a vegan diet; and or incorporate more plant based foods into their diet.

Millions of Americans are choosing to eat less meat today for a variety of reasons: to look and feel better, to prevent animal abuse, to protect the planet, and more. It need not be an all-or-nothing endeavor. Whether people are embracing Meatless Mondays, doing Mark Bittman’s “Vegan Before 6:00” plan, or are doing, as Ellen DeGeneres does(vegan before 6 p.m. and after 6 p.m.!), we’re starting to embrace a saner, more humane and healthier diet.

Sol Alchemy’s plant-based products reflect positively on the well being of animals by using cruelty free ingredients. We encourage everyone to incorporate mindfulness in their day by eating plant based the impact goes far beyond your taste buds.