Vegan Gummy Bears
The vegan diet has grown in popularity by 500% in the last 8 years. People around the world are choosing to forego animal products in their food. Vegan gummy bears are a great sweet snack for vegans. Keep reading to learn more about veganism and California Gummy Bears’ vegan variety.
What does vegan mean?
When food or products are vegan, it means that they did not come from animal origin. The term “vegan” is interchangeable with the term “plant-based.” However, plant-based diets are known for being less strict than the vegan diet.
Veganism is similar to vegetarianism in that both omit meat and seafood. The strictest vegan diets, however, go further in omitting every other animal-based product. People on a vegan diet exclude the following foods and find alternative, plant-based foods:
- Meat: beef, pork, lamb, and other red meat
- Poultry: chicken, duck, and other birds
- Seafood: Fish and shellfish
- Dairy: cheese, butter, milk, cream, and other dairy products
- Other byproducts of animal agriculture: whey, lard, fish oil, and more
A vegan diet may consist of the following plant-based foods:
- Produce: fruits and vegetables
- Legumes: peas, beans, lentils, and peanuts
- Nuts and seeds
- Grains: bread, rice, and pasta
- Dairy alternatives: soymilk, almond milk, coconut milk, oat milk, and more
- Vegetable oils
- Meat substitutes: Beyond meat, Impossible meat, and more
For extreme vegans, it means cutting out non-food products derived from animals as well. This includes household products, self-care products, furniture, clothing, cosmetics, and more. Luckily, with the rise in the popularity of veganism, it’s relatively easy to find a good variety of vegan foods and products.
Why people go vegan
Millions of people have adopted veganism as a diet and lifestyle. Every person’s reasoning may be a little different. While some people try the vegan diet because it’s trendy, the two main reasons people go vegan are to improve their health or to help the planet. Sometimes it's a bit of both.
Health reasons for going vegan
Veganism is popular for its potential benefits to one’s health and well-being. People try the diet to lose weight, lower cholesterol, and overall feel better. Studies have shown that a vegan diet can have the following health benefits:
- Improved heart health
- Lowered blood pressure and cholesterol
- Decreased risk of developing diabetes
- Lowered risk of certain cancers
Vegans need to make sure they are getting proper nutrients through their diet and supplements. Some plants, while nutritious, don’t contain the optimal daily values of certain micro and macronutrients.
Top athletes and average joes alike opt for the vegan diet to improve their health and well-being. Some find that they feel better and perform better on a vegan diet. Others find that they don’t feel as strong and satisfied. Everybody is different. That means the vegan diet will affect every person differently, and that’s okay. Testing it out for yourself is the only way to know if it’s right for you.
Ethical reasons for going vegan
In recent years, more and more people choose to go vegan to reduce animal suffering and help the environment.
The United States participates in some gruesome and cruel farming practices. Animals are treated harshly, and not given the life of respect that they deserve. The abuse of animals results in a system that’s harmful to both the animals - obviously - and the consumers. Some people go vegan to combat the messed-up factory farming system.
Other people go vegan because they simply can’t bear the thought of animals being slaughtered, even if humanely. No matter if a cow lives a happy life roaming in acres of pasture or is crammed into dirty stalls for its whole life, some vegans don’t want animals to be harmed or killed. As such, they do their part by refraining from eating or using animal-based products.
Some vegans resist buying any product tested on animals. PETA reports that 100 million animals are subject to physical experimentation every year. Those with strong ethical opposition to these sometimes-cruel practices choose a vegan lifestyle.
Meat and animal-based product production requires large quantities of energy and natural resources like water and land. Not only that, but it in turn produces massive quantities of waste and pollution. Studies have shown that veganism can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and thereby mitigate climate change. Many vegans choose their lifestyle to join the cause of bettering the environment.
Vegan gummy bears
Every good cause is sought after in tiny steps. Making small choices every day towards veganism may lead to greater health and a cleaner planet. Next time you’re craving a sweet plant-based snack, go for vegan gummy bears. California Gummy Bears sells the best vegan gummy bears with clean ingredients and delicious flavors.
Vegan gummy bear ingredients
Gelatin is the original ingredient in gummy bears that makes them so perfectly chewy. The same amazing gummy texture is achieved using agar-agar. Agar-agar is a plant-based gelatin substitute derived from seaweed that produces the same effects as gelatin.
California Gummy Bears vegan gummy bears
California Gummy Bears not only ensures that our vegan gummy bear ingredients are 100% vegan. We also promise that they’re free from artificial colors and preservatives, they’re sustainable and packed in biodegradable packaging, and they’re made with all organic ingredients!
The bottom line
A vegan diet means no animal-based products. There are countless potential benefits to your health and ethical causes. If you’re considering going vegan or it’s already a part of your lifestyle, try California Gummy Bears’ vegan gummy bears. They’re delicious, good for you, and good for the environment!