Here’s a list of healthy benefits that comes from being a Vegan:
1. Great if you want to lose weight or slim down
When you cut out animal products you’ll find that it’s easier to stay slim as you’re not consuming high amounts of saturated fats from dairy and meat products.
2. It’s easier to get your 5-a-day
Never mind five, you can easily get double that on a vegan diet. Eating fruit and/or vegetables at every mealtime means that your diet will be much more nutritious than those making up a third (or less) of lunch and dinner with vegetables. Eating snacks such as Nakd bars also count as your 5-a-day, are totally delicious and vegan.
3. Vegans are healthier
Vegans and vegetarians typically have lower cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, lower rates of Type 2 diabetes, lower body mass indexes, a lower risk of death from heart disease, and lower overall cancer rates. Science and research confirms that you don’t need meat to be healthy at all, in fact statistics point to quite the opposite.
4. Going vegan can improve your sports prowess, not impair it
What you may not be aware of is just how many great and successful athletes are vegan. You may not be familiar with the name, but Scott Jurek is recognized as probably the greatest ultra runner (distances of 50, 100 and more miles) of all time. He has been a vegan since 1999 and has won most of the toughest long distance races in the world, and many of these on numerous occasions. You’re more likely to have heard of Carl Lewis but did you know that he’s vegan? One of the world’s greatest athletes, Carl attributes his dominant and record breaking performances of 1991 to being vegan.
5. Having a vegan diet boosts immunity and is anti-cancer
Since fruits and vegetables are rich in super nutrients and many have anti-oxidant purposes, they can bolster the immune system and help the body fight against disease.
6. Vegans are more beautiful
Vegans who consume a large amount of fruits and vegetables are feeding and nurturing the health of their skin, hair and nails meaning that they literally glow with health.
7. Plant-based diet can aid arthritis
Eliminating dairy consumption has long been connected with alleviating arthritis symptoms, but a new study by Karolinska University in Stockholm indicates that a combination of gluten-free and vegan diet is very effective in improving the health of those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
8. Boost your energy levels
On a vegan diet, you will find your energy is much improved. NFL star Tony Gonzalez has talked extensively about how swapping from an omnivore to vegan diet has helped him gain energy while playing at the top of his career in the NFL.
9. You’ll live longer
Several studies indicate that those following a vegan or vegetarian diet will live an average of three to six years longer than those who do not.
10. No bad breath and less body odor
Eliminating dairy and red meat from your diet significantly reduces body odor, and vegans frequently experience a reduction in bad breath.