The Health Effects of a Vegan Diet

The vegan diet has becoming more popular in recent years. As a plant based diet, vegans get lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, more fiber and more magnesium. The largest amount of benefits is experienced right after you start your vegan diet. This is because you already have a large amount of vitamin B12, iron, vitamin D and the long-chain n-3 which are also known as omega-3 fatty acids.

Positive Effects of a Vegan Diet

Your body gets easier when you stop eating all kinds of meat and proteins. It gets easier in terms of weight overtime but it also becomes easier for your body to digest food and not work too hard. As you know, if you eat a huge meal right before going to bed, you won’t get much rest because your body is still up and running and digesting the food you eat. So don’t expect some really great sleep and be all fresh in the morning. So burning food for energy requires a lot of work to be performed inside your body. The vegan diet is different in this regard, it lets the body complete this process faster and easier. It will give you nutritions you need and wonderful vitamins to keep you going.

Scientists use vegan diets to improve patients’ health every time when they are not just trying to throw pills at the problem. Unfortunately, throwing pills at any patient’s problem has become quite the norm. Pharmacy is making a lot of money because what would this billion dollar industry do if everyone just ate healthier, worked out and looked after themselves? So in case your doctor is never recommending any kinds of diets, you should do your research and improve your body by giving it what it needs. The vegan diet greatly reduces chances for heart attacks and other health conditions.

Negative Effects of a Vegan Diet

If you do too much of anything it won’t end up being good for you. For example, if you drink too much, you will get a drinking problem- if you eat too much, you might increase your chances of getting diabetes. All of this applies to the vegan diet as well. If you enjoy your vegan diet and it makes you feel great, that means your body really could use it. But once you start experiencing nutritional deficiencies, you should take note of this and act on it.

Usually what goes wrong in a long vegan diet that has become unneeded, there won’t be enough Vitamins of B12 and vitamin D. Along with that there will be a shortage of calcium and long-chain n-3 (omega-3) fatty acids. Another concern would be iron and zinc which are available in limited quantity in some vegan foods. You should do your research and find out what vegan food has these elements and include them in your diet, or you should be taking supplements to add these. Your body will thank you for it.

 

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