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What Happens To Your Body When You Follow The Vegan Diet?

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Are you someone who loves eating meat-based dishes? Do you find it hard to resist some delicious chicken curry or a well-made steak?

If yes, then you may never believe it when you read/hear information which says that vegetarian and vegan diets are healthier than meat-based diets.

Well, while it is true that the diet preferences of people are completely subjective, it is always good to know what the pros and cons of following a certain kind of diet are.

Firstly, if you are not aware of the difference between a vegan diet and a vegetarian diet, let us help out.

A vegetarian diet simply does not include meat; however, it can include other animal-based products such as milk, cheese, paneer, etc.

A vegan diet, on the other hand, strictly avoids meat and any kind of animal-based products and involves mostly veggies and fruits only.

While many non-vegetarians tend to think that their diet is healthier as it has more proteins compared to the vegan diet, it is also true that the vegan diet comes with its own set of health benefits.

So, have a look at what a vegan diet can do to your body, keep reading.


1. Aids In Weight Loss

A research has found that it may be easier for people following vegan diets to lose weight faster, as their diet hardly consists of fats and sugars!


2. Reduces Constipation

A vegan diet is high in fibre content, as it mainly consists of fruits and vegetables, thus it helps reduce the instances of constipation by regulating bowel movement.


3. Boosts The Healthy Gut Bacteria

A vegan diet boosts the production of healthy bacteria which line your colon, thereby preventing conditions like acidity and indigestion.


4. Boosts Energy

Research studies have shown that people who follow a vegan diet have relatively better energy levels, as their diet contains very less of fat content in it.


5. Better Immune System

Vegans tend to have stronger immune systems, as they do not ingest animal products, which may contain hormones and disease-casing microbes in them!


6. Better Bone Health

As the vegan diet contains low acid levels, vegans tend to have a better bone density compared to meat eaters.


7. Reduced Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases

The vegan diet has very less amount of fats and it contains more of fibre-rich substances that cleanse the arteries, thereby preventing cardiovascular diseases.

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Story first published: Thursday, July 28, 2016, 17:30 [IST]
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