The Health Benefits of a Vegan Diet

October 19, 2020 3:42 pm


One of the most rapidly increasing changes to diet that people are making is going vegan – following a diet that cuts out all animal products, and products that originate from animals such as milk and eggs.

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Nowadays, it is easy to follow a vegan diet – there is plenty of choice now available in supermarkets and most restaurants now offer tasty vegan dishes. You can now even follow a vegan bodybuilding meal plan like this one if that is what you want.


One of the main reasons that many more people are switching to a vegan diet, is for health reasons, as there are huge health benefits to being a vegan. Here are just a few of them…


Weight Loss – For people battling with weight, a vegan diet is a great way to help. Vegans tend to have less body fat as the diet contains plant-based foods and fatty meats are swapped for beans and pulses which contain much lower levels of fats.

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Lower Cancer Risk – Studies that have shown higher cancer rates linked with red meat in recent years have led to many more people deciding to cut meat out of their diet and therefore lower their risk of certain cancers, such as bowel cancer.

Better Skin – If you have struggled with your skin problems, a vegan diet could help you – the extra vitamins found in plants and fruits will lead to higher collagen levels, and cutting out things like dairy from your diet can help to clear up skin outbreaks, as well as helping with problems like eczema.