Thinking About Going Vegan? Here Are Some Benefits
Have you heard your family members and friends talking about the vegan diet? You may be in two minds about trying this as you are unsure as to the health benefits if there are any. There are, of course, pros and cons to this diet like with any diet. It is all about finding the lifestyle that suits you the best.
If you are still looking around for some of the benefits of going vegan, then take a look below for more information.
You Can Eat More
Believe it or not, when you enjoy a vegan diet you can eat more than a meat eater. This is because there is less weight to it and fewer calories. Vegan foods are predominantly made of water, fiber, and phytonutrients. If you want to feel truly satisfied and that you have eaten a hearty meal then a vegan diet might be the way to go about it.
Feel Closer To Nature
When you focus more on your vegan diet, you will start to feel closer to the outside world. You think a lot more about where your food comes from and how it has been prepared. For instance, instead of eating animal products that need to be farmed, you can enjoy legumes and beans that are far more natural.
Vegan foods are much higher in fiber than any other food, this fiber does wonders for the digestive system. They are also much higher in healthy gut bacteria, which means you may find yourself visiting the bathroom more often. However, these trips will be much easier and more satisfying than previous visits.
Reduce the Risk Of Chronic Illness
It has always been considered that chronic health conditions are just part and parcel of getting older. This is far from the case and those individuals living in populations that enjoy a predominantly plant-based diet are far more healthy. People in India, for example, can live until they are 90 or 100 living off their vegetarian and vegan diets.
Turning to a vegan diet has also been found to improve general problems associated with age such as plantar fasciitis. While a vegan diet isn’t a proven plantar fasciitis treatment, symptoms have been found to improve in sufferers who follow one.
No More Food Poisoning
If you have ever been out to enjoy a nice meal and then a few hours later found yourself on the toilet, you know how unpleasant food poisoning can be. Well, enjoying a vegan diet doesn’t automatically exempt you from this struggle but it does seriously reduce your risk of contaminated foods.
It is thought that up to 70% of chickens available to buy in the supermarket are contaminated, with numbers saying 50% of all food poisoning cases have come from poultry products.
Finally, if you are a woman enjoying a vegan diet then there is one huge benefit to you. If you have previously struggled with heavy, painful periods then you can say goodbye to this. It is thought that following a vegan diet can improve premenstrual symptoms.
This may be due to the levels of estrogen in your body, people have also noted that mood swings and water retention have also improved.
Last Updated on October 24, 2022