It has been proven that going vegan is good for your health, in addition to taking a personal stand for animal rights. As long as a person
follows a healthy and balanced vegan diet, the health benefits and major disease prevention will make a difference in living a longer and
happier life. Vegan diets are full of nutritional benefits with reduced saturated fats and cholesterol levels while providing carbohydrates,
fiber, magnesium, potassium, folate, antioxidants, Vitamin C and E, protein and phytochemicals to the human body.
Following a healthy vegan diet has numerous benefits, from reduced risk of disease to more energy to keeping at a healthy weight. In case you are confused about going the vegan way, there are some extremely important health benefits that you can experience and below mentioned are some:
1. Improved Cardiovascular Health
Cutting out dairy and meat products, while at the same time introducing healthy foods such as nuts, legumes, fruit, and vegetables can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
2. Lower Blood Pressure
A healthy vegan diet will result in lower blood pressure. This is a major issue; as high blood pressure is known to increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
3. Avoid Prostate Cancer
A major study showed that switching to a vegan diet halted or reversed early-stage prostate cancer.
4. Reduced Breast Cancer Risk
In countries where women eat less meat and dairy products, there is a much lower incidence of breast cancer.
5. Weight Loss
Switching to a healthy vegan diet usually results in weight loss, as you stop eating the unhealthy foods that caused you to gain weight in the first place.
6. Increased Energy
A healthy vegan diet will increase your energy levels. Many top-class sportspeople are vegan. If it works for them, it can work for you.
7. Healthy Skin
Vegans who follow a healthy diet tend to have healthier skin than their diary and meat-eating counterparts.
8. No Mercury
Mercury is a dangerous substance with dire consequences for your health. Most mercury in people’s diets comes from fish. So avoid fish and you will be avoiding mercury. Don’t forget that another major source of mercury is in amalgam fillings, so avoid these if at all possible.
9. A Longer Life
Vegans live longer than meat-eaters. And they are healthier. So do you want a longer, healthier life? Well, you know what to do.
10. Smell Better
Vegans have less body odor than meat eaters. It is a fact that eating red meat contributes to body odor.
Health issues have also boosted the popularity of veganism, and while the Swiss Federal Nutrition Commission and German Society for Nutrition both oppose a vegan diet (particularly for children, pregnant woman and the elderly), they are in the minority.
The American Dietetic Association, Dietitians of Canada, British Nutrition Foundation and similar medical groups worldwide have acknowledged the benefits of a vegan diet. The American Dietetic Association even publishes annually its position on vegan and vegetarian diets
So if you want to live longer, become healthier, lose weight, smell better and avoid major diseases, then consider following a healthy vegan diet.
If you’re itching to start seeing these health benefits in your life, it can all start with a simple reduction. That’s why I’m advocating going meatless EVERY morning for Breakfast. And it’s not just meat… No Dairy. No Eggs. If we all alter our habits just a little I believe we can have a greater impact than just a few altering their habits a lot.