RESOURCES TO HELP YOU BECOME VEGAN
These are the documentaries, books, YouTube channels, and other online resources that have helped me become vegan and are my absolute favorites! These vegan resources all helped reinforce my reasons why I was following this diet and lifestyle. No matter what your reason is for eating more plant based, define what motivates you, and use it to guide you. If you haven’t already, also be sure to check out my 10 Tips for Going Vegan!
Links have been included when possible for your convenience, and I have no affiliations to any of these vegan resources mentioned. I genuinely love them all!
Disclaimer: Please be advised that some footage in the suggested documentaries may be upsetting. I avoid recommending documentaries that present overly graphic or disturbing footage, although it’s not entirely avoidable because of the subject matter. I encourage everyone to do their research on what the standard industry practices are as well as the distinction in marketing terms (i.e. cage-free or free-range eggs).
What the Health
This was the documentary that inspired me to go vegan. Having been passionate about living sustainably, I felt the need to change my dietary choices to better reflect my values. What shocked me was how the people and local communities were affected. I went vegetarian for the rest of that week and then completely ditched all animal products—ever since!
The Game Changers
I owe this documentary a huge THANK YOU. It was the literal game-changer in inspiring my mother, who went on to watch it a few more times on her own!
From the same makers as What the Health, this film highlights the environmental toll of the meat and dairy industries.
Forks Over Knives
The oldest of my documentary recommendations still has so much relevance. There’s something so relatable and straightforward about this film. Watching the participants try out a plant-based vegan diet for their first time made me see just how similar our adjustments to daily habits and mindset can be despite our different backgrounds!
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Tip: If you have a local library card, download the libby app to digitally borrow books and audio books!
How Not To Die by Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM
Fiber Fueled by Bulsiewicz M.D., MSCI
The China Study by T. Colin Campbell and Thomas M. Campbell II.
“The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health”
Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health by Neal Barnard, M.D., FACC
30 Non-Vegan Excuses & How To Respond To Them by Ed Winters (This eBook is FREE!)
Most of these recommendations are cooking channels that put out some incredibly delish recipes. They range from focusing on whole food plant-based, high carb, to vegan comfort foods.
- Nutritionfacts with Dr. Greger
- The Disclosure Podcast
- The Joe Rogan Experience
AmandaJanuary 20, 2021 at 1:45 pm
These are awesome! Thank you for this! I’ve been wanting to try new food and going more vegan and healthy in general.
mezzoadventuresJanuary 20, 2021 at 7:59 pm
You’re very welcome! 🙂
LaceyJanuary 20, 2021 at 4:46 pm
This is a great group of resources, thank you for sharing and encouraging others to try Veganism! I’ve also been loving the How Not to Diet cookbook recipes by Michael Greger as well!
mezzoadventuresJanuary 20, 2021 at 7:58 pm
Going vegan was one of the best things I ever did, so I’m thrilled to help others discover this lifestyle. I’ll need to give his cookbook a read, I just recently finished How Not to Diet which was also wonderful!