Vegan Benefits

Benefits of a Vegan Diet you can Start Experiencing within a few days

Have you been thinking about making a change lately? Curious on how you can simultaneously improve your own health and the health of the world? Today we discuss the benefits of having a Vegan Diet.

Nutritional Values

Vegan Diet High NutritionSince you won’t be eating certain foods, you will be relying more on whole foods like whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds. All of these foods have a lot of certain beneficial nutrients. Having a vegan diet removes a large amount of saturated fats from being consumed and this will vastly improve your health.

Your diet will include more fiber, antioxidants and other beneficial plant compounds than a non vegan diet. Proper vegan diets are richer in potassium, magnesium, folate and vitamins A, C and E. You will be essentially doubling the amount of these nutrients you get on a non vegan diet and you will find yourself striving for healthier choices.

If your vegan diet is poorly planned you might be getting an insufficient amount of essential fatty acids, vitamin B12, iron, calcium, iodine and zinc. So try to base your diet around the nutrient-rich whole foods and fortified foods. Whole-food vegan diets are usually higher in nutrients however simply removing aspects of your diet without finding a suitable replacement will result in deficiencies in certain nutrients. So take steps to make sure you get all the nutrients you need, otherwise you may need to turn to supplements which is not always ideal.

Disease Prevention

A vegan diet is really good for preventing type 2 diabetes. Eating a vegan diet tends to lower blood sugar level. In studies it has been able to provide relief of systemic distal polyneuropathy symptoms which is a condition in diabetics.

In studies done by the World Health Organization about one-third of all cancers can be prevented by factors within your control and diet is one of these factors. Eating legumes regularly can reduce your risk of colorectal cancer and eating seven portions of fresh fruit and vegetables lowers your risk of developing and dying of cancer. Avoiding animal products will help reduce risk of prostate, breast and colon cancer. There have also been studies done showing having less factory dairy lowers risk of getting cancer.

Eating fresh fruit, vegetables, legumes and fiber have been linked to lowering the risk of heart disease. Vegans benefit from up to 75% of lowering their risk of developing high blood pressure. As they consume fewer saturated fats they reduce the risk of heart disease. They also consume more whole grains and nuts both of which are good for the heart.

Weight Loss

Vegan Diet Weight LossYou can lose a lot of excess weight if you are on a vegan diet. Having a vegan diet encourages you to eliminate most of the unhealthy foods that cause weight problems. Plants foods are also easier on the body and the digestion process. An increasing number of people have been turning to vegan diets to help lose their excess weight.

An added bonus to vegan diets are the positive effect it has on our figure. Vegans tend to weigh less because of the diet being so healthy and low in calories. A couple of studies done have shown that a diet without meat leads to lower BMIs which means more people are at a healthy weight and have less excess fat in their body.

Improved Body Condition

When you eat a lot of natural plant foods and whole foods, you get access to more nutrients and this means the vitamins more easily go towards you skin, hair, nails and even vision.

Higher levels of vitamin A and E and nuts aid in providing healthy skin. Having higher levels of vitamin C and consequent Collagen which will lead to great skin. People have switched to this diet and found a reduction of blemishes and redness.

Again because of all the nutrients you are getting from eating vegan you will be making your hair stronger, thicker and healthier. It has also been proven to help it grow. You nails also will be growing stronger and healthier. Having good nail health is said to be a indicator of good health.

Pain Reduction

Vegan Diet Pain ReductionPeople who have switched their diets to a vegan diet have noticed a great improvement in symptoms such as pain, join swelling and morning stiffness.

Studies have shown that a vegan diets have positive effects on people with different types of arthritis. The effects of probiotic-rich raw vegan food has also helped with reducing symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

A vegan diet has also been shown to reduce or eliminate migraine attacks, lessen the symptoms from them if and when they do occur. Foods like cheese and chocolate have been culprits for causing migraines as it has been found that migraines are often caused by food.

Improves our Mood

Vegans have shown through research that they are happier than those who eat meat. On depression tests and mood profiles vegans and vegetarians have scored lower than people who eat meat or fish.

It also also been shown that women who eat vegan and experience PMS, don’t experience as many mood swings and are generally more happy. There is good and fresh energy in most plant based dishes. Especially when it is organically produced. It will help to purify our minds and bodies, keeping us positive and happy.

Sources:
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vegan-diet-benefits#section6
https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/health/vegan-health-benefits-nutritionist-expert-a3673991.html
http://www.nursingdegree.net/blog/19/57-health-benefits-of-going-vegan/

 

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