Vegan Diet Health Benefits

You may have considered the vegan thing, but perhaps are not fully convinced of the health benefits. Although I am not vegan, I have experimented with vegan diets and believe they can be a very good choice! There is a slew of good reasons to consider ditching meat and going vegan!

I wanna note that veganism is often not just about a diet but requires a lifestyle change. For those of you considering going vegan, read my 14 vegan diet health benefits list below! I hope it helps you decide whether a vegan diet is a good choice for you and your goals!

Vegan Diet Health Benefits: 14 Reasons To Consider Ditching Meat!

  1. Reduce Carbon footprint: Simply put, raising animals to feed us is very costly to the environment.  Animal based diets measure at 3.3 t CO2e, which is the HIGHEST carbon footprint of all diets! Animal based diets make up 60% of emissions. Vegan diets on the other hand have the LOWEST carbon footprint and are the most environmentally friendly.
  2. More Humane: If you are an animal lover, you may wanna consider a vegan diet (which is void of all animal products)! You can be rest assured that you are not contributing to the slaughter or torture of any animals!
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  3. Taste: Vegans eat a rich diet full of colourful vegetables, legumes and grains! Vegan dishes and foods can be very delicious and satisfying!
  4. Increased Vitamin Intake: Vegan diets are rich in folate, magnesium, vitamin B, and vitamin E amongst many others. This is due to the larger intake of vegetables and fruits which are the biggest source of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. All of this means better overall health!
  5. Reduced Saturated Fats: Animal meats and dairy products are the biggest source of saturated fats in our diet. Once removed, you will be eating a lot less saturated fats which can lead to better cardiovascular and heart health.
  6. Increased Antioxidants Intake: Vegan diets are antioxidant rich as they include a large variety of fruits, vegetable and grains.