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Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram of Rawfully Organic and FullyRaw shares her perspective on "Why Vegan is Important," and she interviews her animal friends to gain their perspective as well!

Many rarely see the health benefits or even the animals' perspective of eating a plant-based diet. Being raw vegan can make you healthier, happier, thinner, and joyful!

There are many reasons why I am vegan, and surprisingly, it's not just about the animals. I want to share with you the health benefits, the emotional benefits, and the environmental benefits of being vegan.

I became a true vegan 7 years ago when I went raw. Ironically, I stopped eating meat and dairy not for the animal rights perspective of it, but for the health benefits of eating raw.

Here are some key Health Benefits to being Vegan:
Better digestion
More energy
Better mental clarity
Feeling of being light
Clearer skin
Lighter sleep

I knew that it worked b/c I was able to rid myself of my hyperglycemia completely in just 6 months. All of my blood sugar issues were completely wiped away. Physically, I could see that it had changed my life. I felt different; I became someone different. Slowly but surely, I realized that it had also changed me emotionally.

I woke up to life. Became more conscious. CONNECTED to all living things.

Many don't realize how not eating animals affects you emotionally and spiritually. When you eat another animal, it DOES affect you emotionally and spiritually.

You gain more respect for yourself and your body because you learn to show respect for other creatures.

I found that it made me much more gentle. I became upset and less explosive in certain situations. Went from feeling insecure to total and utter appreciation and gratitude. I was able to see beauty in all living things much more clearly BECAUSE I FELT ALIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER.

If you are interested in learning more about living a Raw Vegan Lifestyle, please connect with me using the following links:



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27 Comments on Why Vegan Is Important

  1. HardcoreDiva Simmer // 24th December 2013 at 1:50 am // Reply

    I could not take you seriously with those huge glasses on ! I was laughing the whole time (: You are still really inspirational Love you !

  2. i see animal in a different daylight and i could never eat meat again.

  3. That donkey was so cute!! Reminded me of my dogs!

  4. Rebeca Coupland // 11th January 2014 at 8:46 pm // Reply

    I love you Kristina! Thank you for doing this video!!!

  5. Just compare Paul McCartney to most people his age. Very few people in their seventies could pound around the world playing full concerts to thousands of people. Carnivores often don’t like vegans, because vegans by their very nature force them to do something they don’t want to do, which is to think.

  6. Yani Alvarenga // 8th March 2014 at 1:12 am // Reply


  7. I have been thinking about becoming vegan. Not at all for my health, I want to do it for the animals. <3

  8. darkdaynightime // 12th November 2014 at 12:33 pm // Reply

    “Friends not food”. Don’t forget ‘Friends not seats’ as well. 

  9. The donkey was thinking “Excuse me Kristina, can I talk to your subscribers about being vegan and eating a plant-based diet”

  10. Honestly, if you don’t support the vegan lifestyle then why are you watching her videos?

    • zelda webster // 14th April 2015 at 7:58 am // Reply

      +Ballerina112 i agree – just don’t watch if you want to criticize another person – you can see that she is a lovely person and i agree with you and thank you for your lovely response – you are amazing…

    • purplemutantas // 2nd June 2015 at 12:57 pm // Reply

      +Ballerina112 You can support a vegan diet without supporting the BS that comes out of the mouths of many (most?) vegans; particularly raw vegans.

  11. I was a lacto-vegetarian since birth and for 25 years before becoming vegan when I reviewed research done by Dr. Barnard, Dr Campbell (The China Study) and Dr McDougall on the health benefits of veganism. It was easier for me than others since I already was on a vegetarian diet for so long. My only weakness was dairy (I loved my dairy). But after doing my research on the ill health effects of dairy, I gave it all up within DAYS. My main reason to become vegan is HEALTH (yes, I know I’m “selfish”) and the second reason is for ETHICS. I think people who are very health conscious like myself have an easier time turning vegan than others. Just my opinion. What really helps is to SURROUND YOURSELF IN A COMMUNITY OF VEGANS. Nowadays it’s much easier with the Youtube vegan community burgeoning every single day! Also, TELL YOURSELF EVERY DAY that your decision to turn vegan TRULY saves the planet, animals and YOUR HEALTH! Let’s all go vegan – it’s the best decision you will ever make for your SANITY! 🙂

  12. FullyRawKristina // 3rd July 2015 at 3:56 am // Reply

    An oldy goldy favorite 🙂 Maybe I should reshare this one?! 🙂

  13. great video. i can feel your compassion and respect for all life!!

  14. “Fruit makes you cute!” My family is so inspired by you Kristina! Keep up the great work. You are a HEALER!

  15. I’m obsessed with this video!!! Love the emphasis on both animals and health <3

  16. This video touched my heart. ❤️❤️

  17. Kaylene Peters // 21st October 2016 at 1:32 am // Reply

    Thanks, that was really cute with the animals. I’m surprised about how illogical I was about some things before. It keeps me on my toes to be a student if life.

  18. Crystal Spence // 9th November 2016 at 4:05 am // Reply

    Awe, I love ya Kristina! Keep sharing your amazing message 🙂 xoxo

  19. Atara Rose Greenfield // 14th April 2018 at 1:56 pm // Reply

    wow what a nice video! kristina you are truly an angel!

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