Food! All I have done since I started research for this article is drool over 3D images of food on my laptop screen.
It’s not fair! Why does internet food have to look so gewd?
A few days ago, I was catching up with a friend of mine, and somewhere in the middle of our conversation, he mentioned that he was considering switching to a vegan diet. Right now, he is a pescatarian.
And just so you don’t get confused:
Difference between a vegetarian, a pescatarian, vegan lifestyle and a vegan diet
“While both diets focus on eating more plant-based foods, vegetarians are allowed to include eggs, honey, and dairy. Vegans omit all animal foods or animal-sourced products, including meats, poultry, dairy, honey, and eggs,” says Lisa Moskovitz, RD, CDN, CEO of New York Nutrition Group
Veganism/Vegan Lifestyle – According to the vegan society “Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.”
“For instance, vegans don’t wear clothing made with animal materials (like leather and wool), buy cosmetics that were tested on animals, or support entertainment that relies on the exploitation of animals, like bullfighting or SeaWorld.” Livekindly.co
Pescatarians – people who eat fish and dairy products except for meat.
I have explained, so let’s zap back to the discussion.
According to what he said, there are so many health benefits to reap from a vegan diet: A longer lifespan for one, and 2 because it comes Doc recommended.
This got me thinking, do we have alexiloreans who have made the switch to vegan diets or at least giving it some serious thoughts?
In the meantime, we have coupled 5 bomb reasons why you should go vegan – highly recommended.
Legit Reasons why you should go vegan!
Fountain of youth
A vegan diet abounds with antioxidants, as well as the minerals and vitamins that the body needs. So it is not just good for your skin, it also does a wonderful job on the hair.
Plant-based nutritionist Courtney Pool says “If you’re after an anti-aging effect, a vegan diet is your best bet”.
Protects against breast cancer
According to the online library.wiley.com, included 42,012 women in a research, who provided health and diet data for a national study of breast cancer. After an average of seven and a half years, Dale P. Sandler, an epidemiologist with the National Institutes of Health, had this to say
“If women reduced their consumption of red meat, it would reduce their risk for cancer.”
Maintain healthy weight
A diet of fruits and veggies will help regulate your body mass and if you have been struggling to shed excess weight, instead of going on extreme starving and skipping meals, why you don’t try a vegan diet.
Keep diabetes in check
Studies have shown that a vegan diet keeps blood sugar levels in check. According to diabetes.org.uk “Vegan diets tend to be lower in saturated fat, higher in fibre, fruit and vegetables and other protective substances like phytochemicals and antioxidants – as a result, they fit well with the current dietary guidelines for people with diabetes.”
Get rid of that acne – or at least manage it
Of the reasons why you should go vegan is that nothing eats the deal of clear skin; the vitamins and minerals found in this diet will help you achieve this.
Check out this article on Elitedaily Will A Vegan Diet Help Acne? 6 Plant Based Foods To Eat For Healthier Skin
And there are so many other amazing reasons why you should go vegan. If you are still in doubt, let these melanated vegan instagram accounts inspire you.
Black and Vegan: Instagram accounts that you should follow
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