Over the past couple years veganism's popularity has been vastly growing. During the pandemic so many of us actually took some time to try and educate ourselves and so many new documentaries and studies have made themselves available. From celebrity influencers to mass media and even our best friend, we are bound to hear someone has “turned vegan'' or has been “practicing” meat free days. There are so many great benefits to going vegan, but there are also so many reasons to choose this diet direction. Lets clear one thing up, I myself was vegan for over 6 years. I then began introducing seafood every once in a while, but mainly stayed vegan. I recently tried chicken and even the dreaded red meat to see how I would react to them. We never notice a difference when our main staple is meat and even when we change to eating vegan it's hard to chalk up all the bad feelings we felt while eating meat. So with this experiment on myself I found that chicken makes me bloated and gassy, and red meat gives me the worst heartburn and pain that i have felt almost worse than pregnancy contractions. The population is starting to realize the same effects of going meat free. From celebrities to your best friend they are trying this style of eating. There are numerous benefits from being rich in nutrients, help with weight loss, improve system functions, and it may also prevent numerous disease ailments, its no wonder people are going meat free. Those who suffer from G.I. type diagnosis may benefit greatly from adapting to a vegan way of eating. At the end of the day we all have to decide on what works for us and what nourishes us rather than hurts us. Food can be so delicious making us forget about our health and indulge in the things that can deplete our health reservoir. Make wise food choices and consider incorporating at least 2-3 days where you are meat free. This can help reset our digestive system and may also give us an energy boost. I strongly feel it is here to stay consciously or unconsciously at some point we eat vegan!