Alicia Silverstone’s www.TheKindLife.com - Be happier, healthier and greener on your wedding day and every day.
Alicia Silverstone‘s 2005 wedding to musician Christopher Jarecki marked a huge turning point in green wedding history. It was the first time that mainstream media covered an eco-friendly wedding, bringing ideas like recycled wedding invites, organic vegan menus, preowned wedding rings and pesticide-free flowers to the masses. <!–more–> Their wedding photos showed the world that it’s possible to have an Earth-friendly wedding without sacrificing beauty and style.
I’ve always been a big fan of the causes that Alicia supports and the lifestyle choices she promotes, including veganism. If you’re considering going vegan for your big day, TheKindLife.com is an incredible resource for support, information and delicious recipes.
Why become a vegan bride?
Environmental Impact – Animal farming has deep and wide-ranging negative impact on the environment, including pollution, water scarcity, land degradation and climate change. A March 2006 study at the University of Chicago compared the differences in greenhouse-gas emissions caused by plant- and meat-based diets. Researchers found that the difference between a red-meat diet and a vegan diet – in terms of greenhouse-gas emissions – equaled the difference between driving a sedan and driving a sport-utility vehicle. You wouldn’t drive a Hummer…so what’s up with the burger habit?
Your Health – If you want to make it to your golden anniversary, it’s time to start thinking about the long-term health repercussions of your diet. Vegan diets support a lifetime of good health and provide protection against numerous diseases, including our country’s three biggest killers: heart disease, cancer, and strokes. Research has shown that vegetarians are 50 percent less likely to develop heart disease, and they have 40 percent of the cancer rate of meat-eaters.Plus, meat-eaters are nine times more likely to be obese than vegans. (via GoVeg.com)
Vanity – Vegans are freakin’ hot. I never looked or felt better than during the years when I lived on a completely vegan diet, though I confess to having become an occasional-steak kind of girl recently (only local grass-fed beef, of course!) A vegan diet is the best eating plan for a stressed out bride-to-be who wants to look her very best for the big day. You will be skinnyskinnyskinny, with glowing eyes and skin, and you’ll avoid all of the mood swings and cravings that go with a diet high in sugar, meat, dairy and processed food.
TheKindLife.com is an extension of Alicia’s book The Kind Diet, which is all about vegan living. I’ve just ordered a copy for myself, hoping that it will inspire me to go back to a completely meatless diet. If you’re thinking about going vegan, want to incorporate more healthy choices into your diet, or want to learn more about how your food choices impact the environment, check out this informative article, surf around Vegan.org, order Alicia’s book and join TheKindLife.com. Then drop a line to tell me all about it and share your amazing vegan experience with other Recycled Brides!