I may be preaching to the choir, but veganism has so many benefits!
The most brilliant minds were vegans: Buddha, Leonardo Da Vinci.. even all the way back to Pythagoras who founded the flesh-less diet! So who are we to ignore the greatest and their dietary advice?
So here are 10 benefits to a vegan diet that you can take to the bank (literally!).
Let’s get into it:
#1: Weight Loss
Switching to a plant-based diet means instantly getting rid of all the unhealthy foods that plagued you before. Not only that, but vegan food is less caloric and less fatty, meaning you can eat the same amount as before but still lose weight! Plus a highly fibrous diet means no constipation, so additional weight loss right there!
#2: Prevents Diseases
I could sit here for hours and list you all the diseases veganism can prevent, but let me give you the gist:
If you’re looking for disease prevention, veganism is the way to go.
And if you want the full list, check out this blog post!
#3: Saves Money
I’m happy to report that veganism isn’t just good for your body, it’s also good for your wallet!
Buying in bulk is a life-send, and buying beans and rice on wholesale is a life saver. And since vegan diets are based in buying in bulk, whether it’s fruits, veggies, carbs, or protein, you can bet you’ll benefit from the savings!
Also, meat is crazy expensive! For one rib-eye steak, you can get 1 kg (minimum) of potatoes. And potatoes are much better than steak. Count the 10% of meat most Americans consume in their diet, and you can be saving thousands of dollars by eliminating meat from your diet!
#4: More Energy!
Vegan diets are highly tied to higher levels of energy. Not only are there lower depression rates (possibly from not having the guilt of killing animals), but many professional athletes have found extra energy in a vegan diet. If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for you!
B12 is also generally lacking in a vegan diet, so the supplements are taken to replenish also provide that kick of energy you need without taking a sip of coffee!
#5: Save the Environment
Save yourself and the environment with a simple diet change. Not killing animals, less water consumption in food production, and less greenhouse gas emissions. Do I need to go on?
Check out the CNN article on how much of a change YOU can make by switching to a vegan diet!
#6: Boost Your Immune System
It’s amazing what getting the proper amount of vitamins and minerals will do to you. Vegan diets are filled to the brim with antioxidants and Vitamins C+D, which are all instrumental in keeping your immune system in tip-top shape.
#7: Get That Vegan Glow
Vegan diets = flawless skin!
Veganism balances your sugar levels and has tons of antioxidant-rich food which gets rid of acne. This along with carotenoids (pigments found in red, yellow, and orange fruits and veggies) will have your skin showing off a summer glow year-round!
#8: No More Headaches
Although there are many triggers for headaches, eating a vegan diet diminishes your chances to get headaches. Who’d think eating fresh food is good for you?
#9: Smell Incredible
This one may sound kind of silly, but it’s true! Stop eating dairy and red meat and you’ll eliminate your B/O issues in a snap! It also gets rid of bad breath, so get ready for some fresh smooching!
#10: Amazing Food!
This is probably one of the main reasons to switch over! Vegan food is amazing, and the things you can do with garden veggies, soy, and other plant-based foods are astounding. Make sure to pick up all the recipe books you can to really up your plant-based game!
So there we have it, 10 more reasons it’s about time you made the switch! Still not convinced? We have a resource on how to make this summer-time transition even easier! Check it out and order the FREE guide today: How To Successfully Transition to a Plant-Based Diet. Happy living!