Plant-Based diets are popular. Reasons for following a plant-based diet are varied but include health benefits, such as reducing your risk of major disorders such as diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers. A vegan diet is a meal plan made up of plant-based food. These include fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, seeds, and nuts. Healthy vegan diets are abundant with vitamins C, B1 and E, magnesium, folic acid and iron while also being low in cholesterol and saturated fats.

A vegan diet can decrease the risk of mortality from conditions such as:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Some cancers including prostate and colon cancer

1. To lose weight or slim down plant-based food works great

When you cut out animal products, you will find that it is easier to stay slim as you are not consuming high amounts of saturated fats from meat and dairy products. These are the top weight loss vegetarian foods; dark green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, soya products and beans, cereals and grains, fruits.

2. Vegan diet is healthy

Vegetarians have lower cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure (B.P), a lower rate of type 2 diabetes, low body mass index, a lower risk of death from heart diseases and cancer rates. Science and research confirm that you do not need meat to be healthy at all, in fact, in fact, statistics point to quite the opposite.

3. Going vegan can improve your sports skills, not weaken it

What you may not be aware of is just how many successful athletes are vegan. You may be familiar with the name; Anil Kumble is recognized as Indian cricket spin legend. He entered the record books by capturing all 10 Pakistani wickets. India won many test matches with his magical spin bowling.

4. Consuming vegan diet boosts your immunity and is anti-cancer

Since vegetables and fruits are rich in super nutrients, and many have anti-oxidant purposes, they can boost the immune system and help the body fight against the disease. 

5. Vegans are more beautiful

Vegans who consume a healthy amount of vegetables and fruits are feeding and nurturing the health of their hair, skin and nails meaning that they glow with health.

6. Plant-based or vegan diet help your arthritis

Eliminating dairy consumption alleviating the symptoms associated with arthritis for a long time, but a new study by the Stockholm Karolinska University shows that a combination of gluten-free and vegetarian diets improves the health of those who are suffering from R.A (rheumatoid arthritis) very efficiently.

7. You will live longer

Many studies show that those following a vegetarian or vegan diet will live an average of 3 to 6 years longer than those who do not.

8. No bad breath and less body odour

Eliminating dairy and non-veg from your diet significantly reduces body odour, and vegans frequently experience a reduction in bad breath.