7 Amazing Facts That Will Make You Go Vegan
Avoiding meat, fish, eggs or even dairy might sound boring, but more and more people turn vegan each day. In case you are wondering why, here are some scientifically proven facts that just might make you reconsider “living green.”
1. Vegan Is Healthier
The American Dietetic Association concludes that a vegan diet is healthier than one that includes meat. They note that vegans have lower body mass indices.
Vegan diets are more healthful than the average American diet, particularly in preventing, treating or reversing heart disease and reducing the risk of cancer.
A low-fat vegan diet is the single most effective way to stop the progression of chronic degenerative diseases such as obesity, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and certain types of cancer including colon, breast, prostate, stomach, lung and esophageal cancer.
Cardiovascular disease kills 1 million Americans annually and is the leading cause of death in the United States. An estimated 70 percent of all diseases, including one-third of all cancers, are related to diet. But the mortality rate for cardiovascular disease is lower in vegans than in non-vegans.
The China Study was a 20-year study that compared the mortality rates of meat eaters and plant eaters. They found that countries that ate more animal-based food were more likely to have higher death rates from “Western diseases,” while countries that ate more plant food were healthier.
A vegan diet is inherently healthful because vegans consume less animal fat and cholesterol and instead consume more fiber and more antioxidant-rich produce – another great reason to listen to Mom and eat your veggies!