Why is Veganism Good for Your Health?
We all know that veganism protects animals. In fact, research shows that the vegan movement has helped to save the lives of nearly 200 animals a year.
But did you know that going vegan can also have several health benefits? Read on to find out more about veganism and how it can boost your quality of life.
What is Veganism?
It goes without saying that vegans don’t eat meat products, but how does veganism differ from vegetarianism?
Veganism is defined as a philosophy and a way of life which seeks to exclude all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals. This is practiced in the food vegans eat as well as all the products they use. It includes dispensing of all products wholly or partly derived from animals.
Vegans typically eat a diet that consists of foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds, beans and pulses. They also use clothing, accessories and makeup products that are cruelty free.
When it comes to entertainment, you won’t find vegans at a zoo. Vegans prefer to visit animal sanctuaries which provide loving homes to rescue animals.
Why Veganism is a Good Health Choice
Beyond being kind to animals, going vegan can result in several health benefits including the following:
A vegan diet requires the elimination of a lot of unhealthy foods. As a result, vegans tend to be slimmer and more energized than meat eaters.
Reduces Risk of Disease
The elimination of unhealthy foods lowers the intake of cholesterol and saturated fat. This reduces the risk of diseases including heart disease, cancer and diabetes. On the other hand, the food vegans do eat are rich in plant protein, fiber, minerals and all the nutrients they need.
Meat Can Be Unhealthy
Animal flesh often contains feces, blood and other types of bodily fluids which makes meat-based products the leading cause of food poisoning. Vegans are less likely to contract food poisoning that can result in diarrhea, cramping and fever.
Meat Hurts the Planet
Meat production is wasteful, and it results in pollution that is one of the main causes of climate change. Going vegan can be more effective than driving a green car when it comes to protecting the environment.
It’s Better for Your Sex Life
Vegans have more energy, which means more energy in bed. What’s more, meat products don’t just clog the arteries, they impede the flow to other vital organs…if you know what we mean. Let’s just say that men that avoid meat will especially benefit when it comes to an improved sex life.
With all the vegan substitutions available in restaurants and supermarkets, vegans can still eat all their favorite foods including burgers, ice cream and ‘chicken’ sandwiches. The only difference is that veganism comes without the cruelty and unhealthy food items of a meat eater’s diet.
So what are you waiting for? Make the switch today!