Gobble Green is an online marketplace where you will find a diverse and frequently updated selection of healthy, pre-packaged vegan meals. Our food kits are packaged in environmentally friendly containers and shipped directly to your home. Gobble Green is dedicated to making it hassle free for you to improve your diet, to make a smooth transition to veganism, to reach your health goals, to lead an environmentally responsible green lifestyle, and to support the ethical treatment of animals.
What is Veganism?
Veganism is a commitment not to use or consume animal products. Most people who embrace veganism decide to become vegans because of a strong belief that animal rights, the environment, and human health should be protected and respected.
Is Veganism Healthy?
A well planned vegan diet is extremely healthy. In fact, as the global obesity epidemic persists, a number of prominent health organizations like the Physicians’ Committee for Responsible Medicine and The American Dietetic Association are urging overweight patients who suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease to adopt a vegan diet. Although a poorly planned vegan diet may result in low levels of calcium, iodine, vitamin B12, and vitamin D, by using Gobble Green’s professionally developed meal system you can ensure that your vegan diet is nutritionally complete.
What Does Veganism Have To Do With Disease Prevention and Longevity?
Eating animal fats and proteins is linked to colon and lung cancer, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, kidney disease, hypertension, obesity, and other debilitating illnesses. According to The American Dietetic Association, a vegan diet is associated with a reduced risk for developing all of these diseases. This is because vegan food staples like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and beans are low in fat, have no cholesterol, and are rich in fiber and nutrients. A properly planned vegan diet contains all of the nutrients necessary for optimal human health. For example, did you know that a study discovered that men with early stage prostate cancer who switched to a vegan diet either stopped the spreading of the cancer or entirely reversed the disease? Following a vegan diet has also been shown to alleviate arthritis symptoms, to prevent the onset of age-related macular degeneration, and to decrease the likelihood of cataract formation. Vegans statistically have healthier weights and BMIs, higher energy levels, more vibrant skin, less repugnant body odors, and stronger hair and nails. Vegans also live an average of 6-10 years longer than people who eat meat. At Gobble Green, our team of cooking and diet experts has designed meals that are both nutritional and delicious so that you reap the maximum health benefits of a vegan diet while enjoying the taste of gourmet food.
What Does Veganism Have To Do With Animal Rights?
The choice to become a vegan saves animals’ lives. Although many meat eaters and even vegetarian consumers may not believe that drinking milk, eating cheese, or scrambling eggs contributes to animal cruelty, the truth is that commercially-raised dairy cows and egg-laying chickens are slaughtered when their production rates decrease. These animals live their brief lives caged, drugged and mutilated. Hens are kept in cages with wire floors that deform their feet and which are so small that they do not even have enough space to stretch their wings. Male chicks cannot lay eggs and have no commercial use, so they are instantly killed by decapitation, gassing, suffocation, or crushing. Although hens can live up to fifteen years, most are butchered at around two years of age when their productivity declines. Like chickens, dairy cows face a lifetime of misery and abuse. Cows on dairy farms are repeatedly impregnated because they only produce milk when they are pregnant and stop once their calves are weaned. When a dairy cow gives birth to a female calf, the calf becomes a dairy cow herself and is confined to a claustrophobic stall where she will be constantly impregnated, injected with synthetic hormones and milked by a painful electronic machine. The milking machine keeps the cow in terrible physical discomfort for the duration of her life, inflicting sporadic electrical shocks, painful lesions, and chronic inflammation of the mammary glands. At approximately five years of age, dairy cows produce insufficient amounts of milk to remain profitable and are slaughtered. Male calves born on dairy farms suffer an even more tragic fate because they are used for veal production. The veal industry is a cruel byproduct of the dairy industry. Male calves are taken from their mother when they are only a day old and are immediately confined to stalls which are so small that they cannot turn around or lie down completely. Veal calves are deliberately kept anemic in order to produce light-colored meat, which sells for higher prices in restaurants. After three to eighteen weeks of this horrendous deprivation which causes the calves to feel constant pain and to develop ulcers, diarrhea, and pneumonia, they are slaughtered.
What Does Veganism Have To Do With The Environment?
The meat and dairy industries wreak havoc on the earth. Animal waste from factory farms is one of the primary causes of pollution in our rivers and The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has connected animal agriculture to the contamination of soil and drinking water from manure, fertilizers, and pesticides. The meat and dairy industries are further credited with depleting aquifers for irrigation and with causing acid rain by emitting high levels of ammonia and producing greenhouse gases in excess. It is also significant that the earth's livestock population is currently more than three and a half times its human population. Factory animals are primarily fed grains and cereals. In a more environmentally conscious society, these grains would be directly consumed by humans, thereby making the forced births of factory animals and their corresponding upkeep, greenhouse gas production, and high resource consumption unnecessary. There are millions of starving people in developing countries who are in direct competition with developed countries’ livestock for resources and sustenance. People who support the meat and dairy industries are condoning an excessive lifestyle which negatively impacts the earth and mankind.