Eating a diet free from meat and dairy is a healthy, compassionate choice. It has been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol and certain forms of cancer. Factory farming accounts for raising 10 billion animals every year for meat, eggs and dairy, as well as 37% of all methane emissions—a huge contributor to global warming.
Have you wanted to become vegan, but thought it was too difficult? Read the books on this list for inspiration, as well as practical advice through recipes, budgeting and shopping techniques. The animals, your body and the environment will thank you.