Well… I’m in the early stages of becoming vegan with information given to me by my best friend. Whether it’s the benefits of veganism or the placebo of respecting every living being, I’m embracing peace and happiness every morning that I wake up, and throughout my days. This is an interesting concept due to my well known love of steak 🥩. After watching some videos on the explanation of how animals are treated in production, it breaks my heart. What really got to me are the baby chicks 😢. I’m taking baby steps toward becoming vegan… I’m thinking I may research local facilities and purchase eggs locally by people that treat the hens respectfully until I can become a complete vegan. I’m a vegetarian first to slowly omit eggs and dairy, but dairy isn’t hard because I already drink almond milk.
I want peace and happiness for all living creatures.
Health benefits of being vegan
•higher fiber•lower animal protein intake•consuming grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and other plant-based products: all these options have very low amounts of fats, except for the nuts, which are a source of good fat but can cause weight gain if eaten in excess.
Treats Bronchial Asthma
Studies conducted to investigate the efficacy of a vegan diet in the treatment of bronchial asthma have shown promising results.
Research studies have shown that a vegan diet aids in the prevention of various kinds of cancer like colon, lung, esophagus, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer.
Improves Cardiovascular Health
The wealth of phytochemicals, antioxidants, and fiber present in fruits and vegetables, which cover the significant part of a vegan diet, aid in reduced incidences of stroke and ischemic heart disorder. In addition to this, the inclusion of nuts, whole grains, and soy products also adds to the protective effect exerted by a vegan diet against the cardiovascular diseases.
Health measures like exercise, high fiber intake, and a low fat intake (part of a vegan diet) may help to deregulate the IGF-1 activity (which plays an important role in the aging process) and reduce the risk of age-related ailments.
A vegan diet has shown beneficial effects on cholesterol and blood pressure levels as compared to non-vegans.
A vegan diet consists of plant-derived foods that are naturally high in complex carbohydrates and low in fats. These two factors reasonably contribute to controlling diabetes.
Maintains Healthy Bones
A vegan diet aids in maintaining the acid-base ratio, which is also a significant factor for bone health. The higher concentration of potassium and magnesium in fruits and vegetables provides alkalinity to the diet, which reduces bone resorption.
Treats Parkinson’s Disease
A vegan diet has been believed to provide a protective effect against Parkinson’s disease and is also helpful in supporting vascular health.
Treats Rheumatoid Arthritis
A vegan diet has been proven to be effective for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, owing to the presence of a good amount of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotenoids.
Lowers Homocysteine Levels
Scientific research has supported the fact that the consumption of a vegan diet, along with other health parameters like exercise and the prohibition of alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine helps in lowering the levels of homocysteine in the blood. Elevated levels of homocysteine in the blood can pose a risk for blood vessels and cardiac disorders, and may also lead to the clotting of blood in the veins.
Improves Overall Health
Vegan food helps to keep a check on common body ailments that usually do not let a person feel healthy and relaxed. The inclusion of vegan foods such as tofu enhances the ability of the body to manage stress. All these benefits improve general health and reduce the need for medication for such disorders. Veganism also helps to reduce the probability of needing certain surgeries like angioplasty, open heart surgery, and cancer treatment.
Consumption of less sugar and fats and more fruits and vegetables keeps the person more naturally energized and makes you look and feel good.