Health Benefits of Veganism
Health benefits are one of the main reasons why everyone should become a vegan. The primary benefits are: weight loss, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, less use of medication, avoiding surgery and cancer, feeling more energized, and looking great.
Many people think that to loss weight you have to starve yourself. This kind of diet is definitely not healthy and causes anorexia and bulimia. If you want to lose weight, veganism is your answer. With a vegan lifestyle you do not have to cut back on your eating portions. It mainly consists of fruit, which have very little fat, vegetables, which have no fat, grains, which take more calories to digest then they have in them, and nuts, which have a good kind of fat but can become fattening if eaten all the time.
Lower cholesterol and blood pressure is a very important benefit. High cholesterol and high blood pressure cause heart attacks and strokes. Both of these diseases clog your arteries and slow down your blood circulation. By eliminating animal products from your diet, which contain high amounts of cholesterol, you will automatically lower your cholesterol. Your blood pressure will drop within a few weeks of eating the right nutritious foods.
Less use of medication is a health and money saving benefit. Most doctors prescribe prescriptions for high cholesterol and blood pressure, stress, and weight loss. Vegans have low cholesterol and blood pressure. Most vegans also do not need weight loss pills. It is also proven that eating a lot of tofu and soy products help you to handle stress better. Therefore you do not need to spend your money and take pills that are unnecessary.
Some of the surgeries that you can help to prevent and possibly avoid with veganism include open heart, angioplasty, vein stripping, and surgeries for cancer.
Cancer is another disease that veganism will help you to avoid. Most vegans try to stay away from a lot of pesticides, chemicals, and preservatives in their foods, some of which have been proven to cause cancer. Studies have been done and have proven that vegetarians and vegans are a class of people with the least amount of cancer.
Having more energy is another benefit. By not eating high portions of fat and sugar you will naturally have more energy. Most people who consume a lot of high fat and sugar foods have less energy and tend to drag all day long. Instead, by eating a lot of vegetables and grains you will have more energy.
Looking great is pretty much self-explanatory. Everyone wants to feel and look his or her best. With more energy and weighing less you will automatically feel and look great. However to have that “buffed” gym look, you need to exercise daily. Check out our physical fitness page.
There are many people that ask how vegans get all their vitamins and nutrition by not eating any animal products. Actually a vegan diet is healthier and contains a lot more vitamins than the alternative. Read more about the nutritional facts of veganism on our vitamin and nutrition page.
No diet is a guaranteed solution to every health problem, but a vegan lifestyle is one of the best decisions you can make to preserve and improve your health.