Eating meat, dairy, and eggs doesn’t just harm animals and the environment, it also negatively impacts our health. Eating processed meat increases our chances of developing cancer, and research suggests that consuming animal flesh, milk, and eggs could be as detrimental to our health as smoking.

There are many advantages of having a vegan diet like reduced inflammation, improvement in diabetic patients and reduced carbon footprints. But it has long term benefits too which are as follows-

Eating vegan food helps to reduce the risk of suffering from cancer and other diseases

A recent study suggests that eating vegan food can help reduce the risk of diseases, as plant-based foods are packed with phytochemicals including the powerful antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables. Researchers found that vegans had higher concentrations of antioxidant carotenoids, a higher proportion of total omega-3 fatty acids, and lower levels of saturated fatty acids than non-vegans, all of which are linked to positive health outcomes. A German study  involving more than 800 vegetarian men also stated that the cancer rates of these people were less than half those of the general public.

Vegan food can boost your mood

It’s a highly known fact that following a compassionate vegan lifestyle that avoids harming animals will give you a clearer conscience, and studies show that vegans stay happier than meat-eaters. In fact, vegans and vegetarians had better scores on depression tests and mood profiles than those who ate fish and meat.

Your skin may benefit too.

Who doesn’t want a glowing Skin? When it comes to skin issues, one of the worst culprits is dairy rich food. Multiple studies have shown that dairy consumption exacerbates acne in both men and women. Along with eliminating dairy consumption, vegans typically eat more fruit and vegetables, which means they get more of the good stuff that’s needed for healthy skin, such as antioxidants and vitamins along with improved kidney function too.

Reduced arthritis pain

Low fat, high fiber diets are proven to reduce inflammation, which is a great news for those following a whole-foods, plant-based diet or a vegan diet.   We all know how effective plants are at reducing inflammation, and adding to that plant-based diets have shown to work wonders for those living with inflammatory types of arthritis.

Go Vegan for Animals and the Planet, Too

The meat, fishing, egg, and dairy industries are a nightmare for animals, since these creatures are treated like a collection of body parts rather than our fellow beings on this planet. Not just the animals but these industries have proved to be  a nightmare for the environment too resulting in increased environmental pollution and hazards.