Why Vegan?

What Is Veganism and Why Does It Matter?

nurcha on BEING VEGAN

Why Vegan?

To us here at Nurcha, being vegan encompasses many things. It is about community and sustainability. It is about health and about lifestyle.  We know that choosing to be vegan can lead us towards healing our planet.

Nurcha has adopted the value and the hope of “May All Beings Be Happy”.  To us, being vegan means that we are making sure all beings on our planet are happy, peaceful and free.

By reducing our environmental impact here on earth, we are bringing about positive change to our planet.

When it comes to our team, not everyone is vegan. However, we are all passionate about our planet and we are changing the world one meal at a time by conscious living.

Nurcha asks Why Vegan?

A plant-based DIET IS NOT BORING

What does it mean to be Vegan?

What is vegan? Let’s start with what vegan is NOT. Veganism does not mean sacrificing treats. It does not mean eating a boring diet. In fact, being vegan requires concious eating. You will find that most vegans are actually extremely passionate about food!

The true definition of veganism is to adopt a diet and a lifestyle that excludes all animal based products and by-products. A vegan diet is exclusively plant-based. A vegan diet excludes meat, eggs, dairy products an all other ingredients that are derived from animals.


Being vegan is not just about vegan food though. It also means wearing and living with choices that do not contain animal products or exploit animals. Clothing, makeup, personal care, furniture and more can all be tested on animals or contain animal products such as fur, bone and leather.  A vegan lifestyle avoids these.

Additionally, vegans are very careful when it comes to medicines, medical research and animal testing.  We also choose not to support entertainment and sporting events that involve animal exploitation such as zoos, horse racing and more.


“Our families were vegan, and I had some hospitality background so we thought why not throw a café into the business, and see what happens! They asked me if I could do it, and I figured the only way I could do it is if it was plant-based, so we just went out and gave it a shot, we decided that the community needed it, and they tended to agree! It’s been an amazing journey to be a part of.”



Plant-based for the planet.

By their very nature, plant-based lifestyles are kind to our planet. When done right, a vegan diet can have very low environmental impact. It can save water, reduce pollution, reduce habitat and rainforest destruction and more.

It goes without saying that by not consuming animal products, we also save many species from extinction, address marine environmental issues, improve food security and use less land and resources too.

For Our Health

A plant-based diet, when approached in a wholistic manner and well-planned, can provide a wealth of health benefits.

Switching to a vegan lifestyle does take some education but it is fun to learn and you may be very surprised at the results! When you remove animal fats, chemicals and toxins that are artificial from your diet, your body will thank you!

Some people express concerns about how to ensure you have adequate protein in your diet when you become vegan. As you research and learn, you will discover that there are many alternatives and most are absolutely delicious too!

Nurcha has a comprehensive library of vegan recipe/cook books in our store, and our vegan grocery range will supply you with everything you need to get started.

Visit us in store to view our range or click on the button below to shop online.


We are vegan for…

We believe that a plant-based lifestyle can only benefit our planet. With a philosophy of integrity, health and hope as our motivation, we strive to change the world; one meal at a time. Being vegan means many things to Nurcha and it embodies all facets of life.

Our Planet
The Animals
Our Water
World Happiness
The Rainforest
Our Health
Our Products

Got any questions?

Why vegan, not vegetarian?

A vegetarian diet does not include meat. However, it still includes animal products such as eggs and dairy.

At Nurcha, we believe that all beings should be treated as one. To us, including ANY animal product or by-product in our diet or lifestyle contradicts this.

With our focus also on our planet, we also avoid vegetarian or omnivorous lifestyles because we feel that a vegan diet has a more positive impact on the environment.

We do recognise though, that not all plant-based foods and products have a small environmental footprint, so we always do our own research and encourage others to do the same.

Why is a vegan diet good for your heath?

There are many health benefits to a vegan diet, a primary one being the reduction of saturated fats.

A vegan diet also supports our environment with very little impact when done correctly. This in turn, is good for our health and wellbeing.

Learn more about the benefits of being vegan here.

What vegan foods have protein?

There are so many yummy sources of vegan protein that you can include in your diet. People are often surprised to learn which plant-based foods are actually good sources of protein!

Some of these are: almonds, amaranth, buckwheat, chia seeds, edamame, pumpkin seeds, artichokes, asparagus, avocado, black beans, broccoli, chickpeas, green peas, kidney beans, lentils, pinto beans, spinach, 100% whole wheat pasta, ezekiel bread, hemp seeds, millet, peanut butter, pistachios, quinoa, sunflower seeds, wild rice and much more!

Are vegan products cruelty free?

Nurcha products are 100% cruelty-free. We do our research and we ensure that everything we offer is absolutely free of any animal product or by-product and has not been tested on animals.

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