Batswana are generally meat lovers, we rear animals for consumption,henceforth it can’t be an easy thing to adapt to a vegetarian diet. It wont hurt though, to follow a vegan diet every now and then . Following a healthy, balanced vegan diet ensures a host of health benefits as well as prevention of some of the major diseases striking people. Read these health benefits of going vegan.
1. Reduced Saturated Fats.
Dairy products and meats contain a large amount of saturated fats. By reducing the amount of saturated fats from your diet, you’ll improve your health tremendously, especially when it comes to cardiovascular health.
2. Cardiovascular Disease.
Eating nuts and whole grains, while eliminating dairy products and meat, will improve your cardiovascular health. A vegan diet reduces the risks for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. Vegan diets go far in preventing heart attack and stroke.
3. Protein Boost.
That protein is good for your body is no surprise. Many people eat too much protein and in forms such as red meat that are not healthy ways of getting protein. Beans, nuts, peas, lentils, and soy products are all great ways to get the right amount of protein in a vegan diet.
4. Healthy Skin.
The nuts and vitamins A and E from vegetables play a big role in healthy skin, so vegans will usually have good skin health. Many people who switch to a vegan diet will notice a remarkable reduction in blemishes as well.
Eliminating dairy consumption has long been connected with alleviating arthritis symptoms, a combination of gluten-free and vegan diet is very promising for improving the health of those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
6. Longer Life.
Several studies indicate that those following a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle live an average of three to six years longer than those who do not.
7. Weight Loss.
A healthy weight loss is a typical result of a smart vegan diet. Eating vegan eliminates most of the unhealthy foods that tend to cause weight issues. A diet without meat leads to lower BMI–usually an indicator of a healthy weight and lack of fat on the body.
Bone health depends on a balance of neither too much or too little protein, adequate calcium intake, high potassium, and low sodium. With a healthy vegan diet, all four of these points set a perfect scenario for preventing osteoporosis.
When switching to a vegan diet, many women tell how PMS symptoms become much less intense or disappear altogether. The elimination of dairy is thought to help with those suffering with PMS.
A diet high in fiber (as vegan eating usually is) leads to healthier bowel movements. High fiber diets help fight against colon cancer.