We are what we eat. Our nutrition determines whether we get health or any diseases.
You’ve probably heard a lot of arguments for veganism and plant-based diets. For various reasons, different people get motivated and start making changes in their lives.
On one hand, being a vegan is not easy. But as long as you have two hands, the right tools in the kitchen, you can make your vegan diet almost as varied and high-quality as you would with a normal diet. What tools will help you? Read on Cookingtopgear.
If you are already committed to the transition to veganism or are still just thinking about it, here are 29 answers to the question “why?”. These answers can help you make the right decision!
Pictured: Quinoa Crunch Salad
Meal Time Benefits:
- Reducing the consumption of saturated fats. Dairy and meat products contain large amounts of saturated fats. If you reduce their proportion in your diet, take care of your health and prevent cardiovascular disease.
- Carbohydrates. Carbohydrates supply your body with energy. When there aren’t enough carbohydrates, your body burns your muscle tissue.
- Cellulose. The high-fiber content in a vegan diet provides stable “trips to the toilet” and prevents large intestine cancer.
- Magnesium. Although magnesium helps absorb calcium, its important role in a healthy diet is often overlooked. The ideal source of magnesium are nuts, seeds, and dark green leafy vegetables.
- Potassium. Potassium provides a balance of water and hydrochloric acid in your body and helps your kidneys remove toxins.
- Folic acid. This vitamin is an important part of a healthy diet. Folic acid plays an important role in cellular repair, in the formation of red and white blood cells, and in the metabolism of amino acids.
- Antioxidants. Antioxidants help your body protect cells from damage. Many researchers also believe that antioxidants help protect your body from cancer.
- Vitamin C. Vitamin C not only helps protect your immunity but also prevents gum disease. What’s more, it helps bruises heal more quickly. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant.
- Vitamin E. This vitamin is good for your heart, skin, eyes, brain, and can even help prevent Alzheimer’s disease. A diet high in grains, nuts, and dark greens is full of vitamin E.
- Phytochemicals. Vegetable food supplies our body with phytochemicals that help prevent and cure cancer, activate protective enzymes (biocatalysts). Work as powerful antioxidants in your body.
- Proteins. It’s no secret that protein is good for our body. Red meat is not the best source of protein. And beans, nuts, peas, lentils, soybeans are the perfect source of protein for vegans.
Pictured: Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Slice
Prevention of Disease:
Studies have shown that a vegan diet can prevent many diseases.
- Cardiovascular diseases. If you eat whole grains and nuts while at the same time removing dairy products and meat from your diet, you will prevent cardiovascular disease. British research has shown that a vegan diet significantly reduces the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
- Cholesterol. If you remove all animal food and “diet” cholesterol from your diet, your heart will thank you!
- Blood pressure. A diet rich in whole grains has a beneficial effect on your health. It also helps lower your blood pressure.
- Colon cancer. If your diet is made up of whole grains, fresh fruits, and vegetables, your risk of developing colon cancer is significantly reduced.
- Breast cancer. Statistics show that in countries where women eat little meat and animal products, breast cancer incidence is much lower.
- Retina disease (yellow spot degeneration). A diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, especially leafy greens, carrots, pumpkins, and yellows, can prevent age-related yellow spot degeneration.
- Arthritis. For a long time, doctors believed that excluding dairy products from the diet helps to mitigate the symptoms of arthritis. But new research has shown that a vegan diet combined with a gluten-free diet significantly improves the health of people with rheumatic arthritis.
- Osteoporosis. Bone health depends on the amount of protein consumed, sufficient calcium intake, large potassium intake, and small sodium intake. If you follow a healthy vegan diet, these 4 components will do a great job in preventing osteoporosis!
Pictured: Vegan Peanut Soba Noodle Salad
- Weight loss. Weight loss is the result of following a vegan diet. By following a vegan diet, you eliminate all harmful foods from your diet, which causes weight problems.
- Energy. If you are a vegan, you probably noticed that you have gained strength and energy.
- Healthy skin. Our skin is influenced by vitamins such as A and E (contained in vegetables) and nuts. That’s why vegans always have healthy skin. Many people who have switched to a vegan diet have noticed that their acne began to appear much less frequently.
- Longevity. Studies have shown that vegans and vegetarians live on average 3-6 years longer than meat-eaters.
- The scent of the skin. If you exclude meat and dairy products from your diet, you will notice that you smell much better.
- Bad breath. Vegans do not have bad breath. Just imagine what it’s like to get up in the morning and no longer feel that awful breath smell.
- Hair. Many people who switched to a vegan diet noticed that their hair had become stronger, thicker and healthier.
- Nails. A vegan diet also helps strengthen nails. They become stronger and healthier. In general, it is by the nails that you can judge the health of a person.
- Migraines. With the transition to veganism, people stop experiencing severe headaches.
- Allergies. If you reduce the proportion of dairy and meat products and eggs in your diet, you will relieve the symptoms of your allergy.
Pictured: Vegan Fudge Brownies
Arguments in favor of veganism can be listed at length. But the most important, of course, are healthy food, good health, getting rid of chronic diseases and preventing new ones. In addition, the decision to become a vegan will help to improve the world’s ecology and relieve animals from suffering.