Would you consider going vegan? Sure, it means giving up eggs, bacon and everything else that makes or breaks the breakfast table, but given the positive health statistics associated with a vegan diet, maybe a tofu scramble doesn’t sound that bad after all…

 

Veganism is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet. Generally, vegans tend to be thinner and have a reduced risk of heart disease thanks to foods that promote lower blood sugar and lower cholesterol. We tend to think of vegans as vegetarians who might be taking things a little too far, but there are actually several lesser-known benefits to veganism that might make you rethink that second sausage link:

 

Increased antioxidants: A larger intake of fruit (especially berries) stimulates the body’s protection against cell damage. Many researchers believe that antioxidants help protect the body against developing certain types of cancer.

 

Reduce colitis symptoms: Vitamin K is necessary for blood coagulation, and can help reduce bleeding from intestinal ulcers associated with colitis. Foods rich in this vitamin, like avocados and kale, are prevalent in many vegan recipes.

 

High magnesium intake: Magnesium regulates your body’s levels of Vitamin D, calcium, zinc, and potassium. Staples in a vegan diet, like spinach, almonds and brown rice, all contain high levels of the mineral.

 

Improved gallbladder health: The small organ stores bile produced by the liver, helping to break down fat. Cutting high-fat animal protein from your diet can strengthen its function and prevent issues such as gallstones.

 

Reduced saturated fats: Dairy products and meats contain a large amount of saturated fats. Removing them from your diet helps strengthen and support the cardiovascular system.

 

Higher energy levels: Many vegans report feeling fully rested after just 6 hours of sleep and maintain consistently above-average energy levels throughout their day.

 

Alleviate issues with diabetes: Consuming low glycemic foods like soy milk and peanuts allows your body to absorb sugar more slowly, helping to control blood sugar levels.               

 

Reduced arthritis pain: For many years, eliminating dairy consumption has been associated with alleviating the symptoms of arthritis.

 

If you’re looking for a substantial lifestyle change to ring in the New Year, consider going vegan. If your resolutions include “lose weight,” “feel healthier,” and “try something new,” you’ll have all three checked off before Valentine’s Day!

 

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