Benefits of Being a Vegan
Being a vegan has become more and more popular recently. It has grown by 500% in the last 3-years. Why is this so? Below are some reasons that might make you question whether you should join this way of eating.
According to the American Institute for Cancer Research the phytochemicals in plant based foods are cancer fighters. Yes, that's right! It means fruits, veggies, grains, and beans contain phytochemicals to reduce the kind of oxidative damage to cells that cause cancer.
Less Risk of Diabetes
Researchers found that eating more plant protein and less animal protein had a 35% less risk of getting diabetes. This is because plants don't have the high sodium and additives that meat has, particularly processed meat.
Reduces Risk of Osteoporosis, Gallstones, and Kidney Stones
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine states that meat forces calcium out of the body which puts you at risk of osteoporosis, gallstones, AND kidney stones!
Lowers Blood Pressure
People who follow a vegan diet tend to have lower blood pressure. Fruits and vegetables, unlike meat, are low in sodium and rich in potassium, thus reducing blood pressure.
Haves Leaner Bodies
Vegans tend to be leaner physically because plant based diets contain less fat and more fiber, therefore, fewer calories. Foods like greasy hamburgers, steaks, bacon, and ice cream are not allowed in the vegan diet.
Does Not Harm Animals
A BIG benefit from being vegan is that there is no harm to animals. No trapped, caged, hurt, and killed animals. Now isn't that a good thing?