Why vegan foods is best?
Discover the health benefits of a vegan diet!
It’s got the lot! A well-balanced vegan diet contains all the protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals you need. It is low in saturated fat and free from animal protein, cholesterol and hormones – all linked to disease. A vegan diet can provide all the nutrients required for all stages of life, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence and for athletes too!
Compared to meat-eaters, vegans weigh less, have lower cholesterol, blood pressure and rates of type 2 diabetes. They have a 30 per cent lower risk of heart disease and lower cancer rates. Most cases of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and a third of cancers can be avoided by changing to a healthier diet, increasing physical activity and stopping smoking.
We don’t need saturated fat, animal protein or cholesterol. We don’t need trans fatty acids in processed foods or salt and sugar in their current quantities. We do need to move towards a plant-based, whole food diet containing a wide range of fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses, nuts and seeds for the nutrients that promote a long and healthy life and protect against disease. The same diet that is good for preventing cancer is also good for preventing heart disease, obesity, diabetes and so on. Changing your diet can have an enormous impact on health – for better or worse!
Vegan is the new Viagra and can mend a broken heart!
Vegan fire-fighter Rip Essentially (son of esteemed heart surgeon Dr Caldwell Esselstyn) says “the canary in the coal mine when it comes to heart disease is an under-performing”. Impotence can be a warning sign that a heart attack or stroke may follow in the next few years. The cause is blocked arteries and the more meat and dairy you eat, the more likely you are to have them. Vegans are much less at risk and a plant-based diet can turn back the clock, unblock those arteries and get the blood flowing again.
Taken together, a huge body of evidence shows how a vegan diet can help you live a long and healthy life!