How to choose a Vegan Diet?

Choose a vegan diet for better health. But, before choosing a vegan diet, there are some important things that you need to keep in mind. Let us check how to choose a vegan diet.

More people are seen switching towards a vegan diet. The main reason behind this is to stay healthy. Is it better for you? Well, the truth is that as per research, it has been confirmed that a vegan diet has many benefits in the long run which is great for health. 

The number of people cutting down on meat and dairy is on a high rise. As per research, it has been noted that people are working towards following a vegan diet which has been rising over the last decade. The number of vegans worldwide has quadrupled between 2006 and 2018. This has been confirmed as per research by The Vegan Society. 

15 Benefits of choosing a vegan diet 

There are some benefits of choosing a vegan diet- 

  1. Rich in iron 
  2. High fiber diet for a good detox 
  3. Rich in vitamins and minerals 
  4. Easily digested by the body 
  5. Good for planet 
  6. Less prone to health issues 
  7. Less prone to addictions like smoking and alcohol 
  8. More focused on a mental level 
  9. No hunger pangs 
  10. A healthy gut and overall digestion 
  11. Good for heart 
  12. Keeps sugar levels under control 
  13. Keeps blood pressure under control 
  14. Helps in boosting good cholesterol 
  15. Makes you proactive to exercise 

Common concerns about going completely vegan 

There are many misconceptions about cutting down meat, fish, eggs, and dairy completely from the diet. 

Lack of protein 

The vegan diet is generally considered to be high in fiber and low in cholesterol. However, it has been considered that there is a major lack of protein and calcium seen in people who follow a vegan diet as they are devoid of animal foods. 

Lack of calcium 

Vegans are noticed generally with lean bodies and low bone density. The density mass of bone may be reduced due to lack of calcium which may make you more prone to fractures due to weak bones. 

Lack of Vitamin B12 

One of the common concerns about people following vegan diets is to have sufficient vitamin B12 in the body. Following a vegan diet can cause nerve damage and deficiency in metabolism.  

Higher risk of stroke 

A recent study as per research involving 48000 people over 18 years of age following a vegan diet was compared with meat-eaters and pescatarians who eat fish and dairy but not meat. It was concluded that people who eat vegan and vegetarian diets have a lower risk of heart disease, but a higher risk of stroke partly due to a lack of Vitamin B12. 

Should I follow a Vegan Diet? 

Yes, you can follow a vegan diet. No matter what diet you follow, it is always advisable to go for your routine checkup to monitor your vitamins and general blood levels. In case, you have low iron, calcium, or vitamin B12 & D3 levels, it is advisable to take supplements or healthy alternatives to follow a vegan diet. 

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