Eating meat, dairy, and eggs doesn’t just harm animals and the environment. It can also have a negative impact on 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 plant based diet like reduce inflammation, well for diabetes and reduce carbon footprints. But it has long benefits too as follows.
Eating vegan helps reduce our risk of suffering from cancer and other diseases
A recent study suggests that eating vegan can help reduce our risk for disease, 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. An 11-year German study involving more than 800 vegetarian men also found that their cancer rates were less than half those of the general public.
Vegan food can boost your mood
It’s a given that following a compassionate lifestyle that avoids harming animals will give you a clearer conscience, and studies show that vegans may actually be 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 multiple studies have shown that dairy consumption exacerbates acne in both men and women. Aside from ditching dairy, 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. Improved kidney function too.
Reduced arthritis pain
Low fat, high fibre diets are proven to reduce inflammation, which is great news for those following a whole-foods, plant-based diet. Because of how effective plants are at reducing inflammation, plant-based diets have been 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, who are treated like a collection of body parts rather than the sentient individuals they are. And these industries are a nightmare for the environment, too.