A vegan diet, also known as the plant-based or vegetarian diet is gaining popularity in recent times as a healthier alternative to a meat/non-vegetarian diet. And even endorsed by many celebrities as their daily diet, so let’s take a moment and see the benefits of switching to a vegan diet.
1. A vegan meal is a balanced meal
A vegetarian/vegan meal is always considered to be a more balanced and healthier alternative to a Non-vegetarian meal.
Set apart protein and fat, the human body needs plenty of other vitamins and nutrients as well to survive.
On the other hand, a vegan diet is packed with Vitamins and Nutrients. multi-grains, pulses, fruits, and vegetables provide essential nutrition to create a more balanced meal.
2. Helps you reduce excess fat
As weight loss has been a major concern for most of the millennial, doing their desk jobs and not maintaining a healthy diet could end building excess fat in your body.
The non-vegetarian meal contains excess fat and cholesterol which can show adverse effects on your body and gain unhealthy weight in the form of fat. On the other hand, a vegan diet is cholesterol-free and helps you lose weight and feel lighter. And a good amount of carbohydrates and fiber keeps you energized throughout the day.
3. You can get the right amount of Protein even being a vegan
Yes! non-vegetarian/meat contains a high amount of protein. But, surely they are not the only option available.
There are many vegan protein options available Green peas, sweet corn, soy milk, peanut butter, and spinach are a rich source of protein or vegan protein as you call it.
100gm of peanuts contain nearly 26 gm of protein which is nearly as good as chicken.
4. A vegan diet helps in balancing Hormones
High estrogen levels in men can result in a reduced sperm count and make it harder to generate healthy sperm and, In women, higher levels of estrogen than required can eventually increase the chances of Breast Cancer.
5. Improves your fitness levels
6. Controls Hypertension (high blood pressure)
On the other hand, the vegan diet is cholesterol-free even high-fat vegan foods like nuts, peas and avocado are cholesterol-free.
Cholesterol is found only in animal meat or animal-based foods. And switching to vegan could help you avoid cholesterol, lower your hypertension and reduce, chances of heart-related diseases.
7. Helps you deal with anxiety
Antioxidants found in vitamin-A, vitamin-C, and vitamin-E, help us reduce free radical damage which is eventually increased when we are stressed or facing anxiety issues.
8. A vegan diet helps to balance diabetes
Even though switching to a vegan is healthier, as many say! Nothing is perfect. It is suggested to avoid consuming white bread and white rice instead, go for brown rice and brown bread, which would help you control diabetes.
9. A vegan diet could help you deal with acne and skin related problems
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nature of vegan diet helps your skin rejuvenate. Adding Spinach, Carrot, Sweet potatoes and Walnuts to your daily diet is found beneficial for healthy skin as they are a rich source of vitamin-A, Vitamin-C, and vitamin-E.
10. Being vegan for a cause
Although, A Vegan diet is highly beneficial for your health. Being, a vegan is for a cause and showing concern towards sentient beings.
Animal industrialization is increasing year by year, we see animals as objects rather than sentient beings. Every animal that ends up on our plate has feelings too.
Various kinds of research suggest that there is no need to add meat to our daily diet. As there are healthier alternatives available. Plant-based milk, Soy milk, Peanuts are a rich source of Protein and Vitamin-D.
Being a vegan is a personal choice and for a social cause against animal industrialization. Even if one does not become a vegan, one should avoid or reduce the consumption of meat. By this change in your lifestyle, you would feel lighter and healthier while also maintaining a balance in the Eco-system.
It is always recommended consulting a doctor or a nutritionist before you switch to a vegan diet.