Vegan Diets Produce Results

Vegan diet has gained popularity in the recent past as a preventive measure of terminal illness, immune booster, and perfect weight loss mechanism. This was different a couple of years ago when vegetarians were considered as weak and it was felt that they would not be able to sustain active lifestyles like sports and workouts in the gym. Today veganism has become more desirable to several people including celebrities who have joined to get the benefits. Research by the Vegan Society indicates that vegan diet produces results which have seen the number of vegans double in the last decade.

Reducing consumption of animal products and eating more plants and fruits reduces the risk of heart diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers on one hand and promotes weight loss on the other. Some of the benefits of a vegan diet are:

  1. Boosts Immune System:  Our body has an inbuilt defense mechanism that is meant to protect us from illnesses and diseases. The immune system fights pathogens that attack the body. Diet plays a role in improving the performance of our immune system and in resisting disease.  A consistent vegan diet plan boosts immunity and will save you from visiting the doctor. Eating more alkalizing foods (like a fresh vegetable, lemon, and beans) and reducing acid-forming foods mainly animal products enhances our immune system.  Grains like oats and barley contain beta-glucans that act as antioxidants and are antimicrobial and anti-carcinogenic. Garlic, on the other hand, contains allicin that boosts your circulatory system and improves immunity. Allicin also fights bacterial infections and cancer.
  2. Weight Loss: Planning your meal with a myriad of fresh vegetable, legumes, whole grain and fruits enables you to lose and manage your weight easily. Vegan diet further improves your cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure. The basic principle in weight loss is to reduce the foods that are high in fat and low in fiber. The fear that veganism leads to low energy is a myth. Adequate consumption of varied legumes, grains and healthy carbohydrates like quinoa, and unprocessed oat produces twice the energy that will enable you to attend the gym or take part in other activities till evening without experiencing any form of exhaustion. Vegan diet produces results when used consistently.

The best way to reduce your weight is to follow the healthy vegan diet choice faithfully for at least three weeks. Lapses in the diet would lead to weight gain.

  1. Prevention of Diseases: Several studies have been done on the use of nutrition for disease prevention. The studies have shown how meat and dairy increase one’s susceptibility to develop a variety of health problems. The vegetarian diet helps prevent heart diseases and other diseases. The plant-based foods have high levels of unsaturated fat compared to the level of saturated fats prominent in the animal products. The saturated fat poses health problems by accumulating in the visceral fat. The visceral fat exposes people to diabetes and heart diseases.

In short, a vegan diet keeps the doctor away.

 

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