• Wellness
  • March 30, 2021

What happens when you go plant-based?

Go Vegan this January. This year we are supporting Veganuary to help hundreds of thousands of people dip their toes at a vegan diet this January! Here are 5 reasons to give it a go.

Want to know what happens when you go plant-based? Keep reading to find out the benefits for you and your mother (earth).

1. Eating more fruit & veg is good for your Brain Health

A 2017 study found that eating an extra 100 grams of fruits and vegetables per day led to a 13% decrease in the risk of cognitive impairment and dementia. The likely reason for this is that fruit and vegetables are rich in polyphenols. Polyphenols are a micronutrient that is found in plants, and furthermore found in every can of Mude and So.Beer! Nice.

2. Happy Gut, Happy Life!

What we eat determines the types of bacteria that thrive in our gut and the ones that don’t. Eating a plant-based diet works to improve the health of your gut by enabling you to better absorb nutrients from food that helps to support your immune system. A bad diet can weaken you gut wall, allowing bacteria and nasty toxins into the bloodstream. No thanks! This can trigger autoimmune reactions, and we all know, once these are triggered, they are almost impossible to reverse. So, in this case, let’s be pro-active rather than re-active and get munching some more veggies!

3. Reduced Risk of Certain Diseases

Research has repeatedly shown that vegans have reduced risk of the world’s biggest killers, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and some cancers, while diets high in animal products are linked to a host of health problems.

4. Water Conservation Benefits

Waste not, want not. Animal products can be the biggest guzzler of water out of every food and beverage we consume. Consuming one beef burger is the equivalent of using 2,500 litres of water. This is likened to 38.4 showers! Studies have shown that by going plant-based you can reduce your water footprint by up to 55%. The power is in your knife and fork. No one is saying to never eat meat again, but it’s up to us to make the difference, and if we can make this impactful change with a delicious plant-based meal in front of us, we think it’s a pretty easy one at that!

5. Carbon Footprint

Less meat, less heat! Researchers from the University of Oxford have found that not eating meat or dairy products can reduce your carbon footprint by up to 73%. Carbon Neutrality is important to us, that’s why we compensate our products carbon emissions by choosing different measurements that prevent a quantity of greenhouse gases being released. Our chosen projects are Clean Oceans and Forest Protection. We promise that our drinks will be vegan, always. So that they are good for you, good to taste and good for the planet.

Are you interested in finding out more about our commitment to reducing our Carbon Footprint? You can do so by checking out our Climate Partner profile here

At The Naked Collective

In case you didn’t know, no animals are touched in our world, we love them, but the plants…the plants are going to get it. Every drink at The Naked Collective is made from plants, vitamins, water. That’s it! Powered by plants, our vegan brews provide you with naked, natural goodness. Why not add some Mude to your Veganuary diet?