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Is a Vegan Lifestyle Healthy?

Yes, it is.

By pokirPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
Is a Vegan Lifestyle Healthy?
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If you follow news in the health industry religiously or even the generic ones, you may know that debate about a vegan lifestyle is increasing. There are three sides — Against, For, and Neutral.

Indeed, several people are switching to a vegan lifestyle because of ethical or environmental reasons. But lately, individuals including big celebrities have started choosing veganism because it promotes a healthy lifestyle.

The vegan lifestyle, which involves avoiding all animal products, can be healthy if done correctly. A well-planned vegan diet can provide all the necessary nutrients, such as protein, iron, calcium, and vitamin B12, without the need for supplements. However, vegans must ensure that they consume a variety of foods, including whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts, to meet their nutritional needs.

It is also important to pay attention to food preparation and cooking methods to maximize nutrient absorption. A vegan diet may offer health benefits, such as reducing the risk of heart disease and some types of cancer, but it is not a guarantee of good health. As with any diet, it is essential to consult a healthcare professional to ensure it is safe and nutritionally adequate.

Why Are They Switching to Veganism?

Animal tested or derived products like dairy milk tend to be more harmful to health as compared to plant-based milk. Vegan food is comparatively rich in nutritional value, high in fibre, low in cholesterol, and thus, many have started choosing it over other food options.

Veganism existed years ago too. But it is now that it has started gaining immense popularity. To put it more simply, it has become mainstream. Unlike before, people don’t need to struggle for vegan food anymore. Well, all thanks to cafes, restaurants, and food outlets that have started serving delicious and healthy food.

Difference Between Veganism and Vegetarianism

A lot of people interchange the terms veganism and vegetarianism. More often, they think these terms have the same meaning.

There’s a thin line difference between these terms.

It’s true that vegetarians don’t consume any animal products or eat meat directly. But they consume dairy products, eggs, or both. Whereas veganism excludes both animal and dairy products.

‘’But they still consume milk’’.

Yes, they do. But, plant-based milk is not animal tested in any way. For example, you can go for almond milk, oats milk, or unsweetened coconut milk from brands like Only Earth. They are healthy, vegan, and rich in taste.

Furthermore, brands like these are even concerned more about the environment. For example, a consumer’s first purchase means they will plant a tree on their behalf. So, it leads to a safer and greener environment.

A healthy vegan diet can make your lifestyle better. Here are some of the benefits why you should choose veganism.

Health Benefits of Veganism

A good vegan diet is known to promote heart health. Since there is lower intake of animal products, the risk of heart disease decreases.

It reduces the mass index in our body and thus leads to weight loss. Studies say that consuming low calories plant-based food is better for our body and helps in managing the overall weight.

It manages type 2 diabetes and the right vegan diet may lower the risk of cancer.

You can drool over vegan recipes like vegan strawberry shake, vegan mac ‘n’ cheese, coconut cauliflower curry, vegan ice cream, peanut butter cookies, quinoa black bean tacos, vegan curry, vegan pasta salad, and more.

There is no limit to the recipes you can make while switching to a vegan lifestyle. Veganism leads to a healthy lifestyle; however, along with a vegan diet, make sure you follow a healthy routine like drinking enough water, avoiding junk food, and exercising.

After all, you need a balance between these activities.


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