Most Bengalis cringe when they hear the word ‘vegan’. However, the demand for this vegan diet is growing rapidly around the world. Celebrities to ordinary people are relying on plant-based foods, ditching animal foods altogether. Not only fish and meat or eggs but also milk and dairy products are being abandoned as animal food. Adhering to a ‘vegan’ diet is not an easy task at all. After all, animal foods provide many nutrients that are not readily available in plant foods. Therefore, if the vegan diet is not done properly, the body lacks essential nutrients like vitamin D, calcium, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids.
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If you are considering a vegan diet, it is important to know the benefits. A vegan diet reduces the risk of several diseases. Essential nutrients like fiber, antioxidants, vitamins A, C, and E, potassium, magnesium, and folate are available from a vegan diet. Besides, see the benefits of following this diet.
Lowers Sugar Levels: Multiple studies have shown that vegan diets help lower blood sugar levels and maintain insulin hormone function. In addition, the risk of type-2 diabetes is also reduced. There is no fear of weight gain in this diet. Apart from this, all the problems like kidney, and neuropathy that occur due to diabetes can be avoided very easily.
Reduces the risk of heart disease: Following a vegan diet keeps sugar levels, and bad cholesterol levels low. Even overall cholesterol levels are under control. It reduces the risk of heart disease. Besides, there is no fear of increasing blood pressure in this diet. Those on a vegan diet had a 75 percent lower risk of high blood pressure.
Reduces the risk of cancer: A 2017 study found that people who followed a vegan diet were 15% less likely to develop cancer cells. The risk of stomach, lung, mouth, and throat cancer is completely reduced if you eat a high level of plant foods. A vegan diet can help prevent deadly diseases like cancer.
Boosts Immunity: Eating chicken and mutton every day can make the body sick. But if you eat pulses, vegetable curry, and vegetable curry every day, there will be no disease in the body. According to a research paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, various chemical components, and antioxidants in vegetables help to increase the body’s resistance to disease.