Why Go Vegan?

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Why Veganism is good?

We’ve asked 7 vegan influencers 7 questions about veganism. Each question will be an interesting article with 7 different answers on a subject. This is the first one that is focused on the subject ‘why go vegan’ and will therefore answer the questions why did you became vegan? How long are you vegan? And will also introduce you to those great vegan influencers that participated.

Why did you became vegan? How long are you vegan?


2 years ago I switched to a vegan lifestyle, after being a vegetarian for about 8 years and I am so happy about this. Besides the feeling that I am doing something “good” for the animals, the climate and the world, I feel better and I feel healthy. It took me a while to find my way around, both in the kitchen and with the groceries (read: I was busy 3 times in the supermarket and check all new packaging and products on ingredients haha) and I also like to prepare my recipes. share on my blog. In addition, I really enjoy photographing, so voila … my blog!

Kim is 40 years old and enjoys yoga and sports and is the founder of

  • foodhealthandhappiness.com
  • instagram.com/foodhealthandhappiness
  • facebook.com/foodhealthandhappiness


I became vegan 2 years ago. I went for dinner at a friend and he was vegan. I’m always open for new things, so I was curious why he was a vegan. He told me about it and showed me one of the famous documentaries. Then I was interested, did some more research and decided to be vegan as well. It’s not only healthier, but a more sustainable world and fighting animal cruelty were decisive for me.

Julian is 28 years old and lives in Amsterdam. He mostly post about menswear, his work and his plant based lifestyle.

  • instagram.com/julianpiket/
  • facebook.com/with.julianpiket/
  • www.dudesfromthedam.com


Five years ago we became vegan. Tristan really wanted to live a more healthy life and Thera didn’t want to harm animals anymore in any form. Tristan was a big meat eater before but quit cold turkey. Thera was vegetarian since she was ten years old. After some time people were asking us to share our recipes, so we started Vetjebol.nl. Now Vetjebol is a guide for a vegan and sustainable lifestyle. After being vegan for a couple of years we started to look at other things in our lives. Like: Where are our clothes being made? Where does my food come from? What kind of chemicals are being used in cosmetics? We try to learn more and more everyday about living a green and conscious lifestyle.

  • instagram.com/vetjebol
  • facebook.com/vetjebol
  • www.vetjebol.nl

Its about Health 

Unfortunately I am not a vegan. However, I have been eating more vegan and vegetarian the past 1,5 years. Why? Because I think that it’s better for our world and community. I don’t think that we should be eating as much as meat as we do now. First of all, it’s harmful for the animals. Second, it’s bad for our nature and planet. And least, it is, in my opinion, more healthier to eat less meat and more vegetables.

Nannique Spiek is 17 years old and owner of food and sport blog www.itsabouthealth.nl 


Over the past years, we’ve created a vegetarian diet step by step. The biggest reason for this decision was because of the environment and the polluting impact of the meat industry. Well, once you’re used to a vegetarian diet it’s quite easy to start with veganism. We have to admit we aren’t hundred percent vegan, we just try to buy as less dairy or any other animal related products as possible. We don’t like to be too strict, we just try to improve ourselves on many aspects and to consume as conscious as possible. And of course we hope to inspire our family and friends by cooking vegan meals to show them these recipes aren’t boring or not fulfilling.

Kirsten & Sophie are two girls from Amsterdam who met in Peru. They both love good food, coffee, going out for dinner, traveling and sustainability. This made them decide to start https://foodandspots.com & https://instagram.com/foodandspots/


I‘m vegan since 9 months now. BEST DECISION IN MY LIFE! I decided to go fully vegan after visiting the Dominican Republic. Our resort was loaded with animal products which turned me off even tho I wasn’t even vegan. After coming home I decided to watch tons of documentaries which opened my eyes! I went vegan in a day


She is a fulltime student and content creator

  • instagram.com/aennacole


Cilla Zwarts-Vood, lives in Rotterdam and is the founder of SquatCilla.nl
I became a vegetarian at the age of 12, and since 4 years I am now vegan. I had tried it once before to eat completely plant-based food and in the beginning I had some problems: it turned out that I could not do without visomega, according to my doctor. Still it bothered me: how is it that there are so many vegans who had no problems? I started investigating myself and discovered that I could get my omega 3 from the source and that is the algae. Since then I take algae oil and that goes very well. Then there was another obstacle with egg and cottage cheese. I exercise a lot and in the fitness world they are still very old: animal proteins are “better” than vegetable ones. I started researching scientific studies and found that this thought is nonsense. Through a challenge on my blog I ate vegan for ten days and this was much easier than I thought.

Plant Ahead 

Because I love animals. When growing up, animals were a part of our family. We had pets at home and my mom also took care of many other animals in our neighborhood if they were in need of help. It never felt right to also eat animals, but that was “normal” and “good” for you. Also, I had other priorities. I was super ambitious and chasing my international career. But when I was working for Tesla in California, I became much more aware of the bigger picture and the impact we have on our planet. I decided to life a plant-based life and to start my company Plant Ahead.

Miriam, Founder of letsplantahead.com, an international business based in Amsterdam.

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