7 Reasons to Go Vegan in 2020

I'm not vegan and have no intention of ever being vegan, as that type of diet does not work for my body. I do however make many vegan recipes because of my specific dietary needs and know that I have many vegan readers. However, if you've toyed with the idea of going vegan, here's what one reader has to say about why they think you should go vegan.

With 2020 nearly here, many people have been declaring their New Year’s resolution – to practice and live as a vegan! But what is a vegan?

A vegan diet or ‘Veganism’ is a way of living or a lifestyle that excludes all forms of animal cruelty and exploitation. It means no consumption of foods and products that are from or made of animals, in part or whole. Being a vegan means taking advantage of the healthy side effects of eating vegetables and consuming non-meat products.

For someone who is not familiar with the ‘vegan diet’, why should you go vegan this 2020?

Here are seven reasons to consider!

To decrease risk of having heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer

Animal products (especially meat) are rich in saturated fat and cholesterol. These are the common reasons why people develop heart disease and diabetes. Saturated fat and cholesterol can block arteries, causing heart problems and increased sugar levels, especially for overweight individuals. Studies have shown that when the heart and diabetes patients change their lifestyle and diet, their health improves immeasurably.

Aside from reducing the risks of having type 2 diabetes, becoming vegan also helps improve the condition of people with kidney problems. Consuming lots of protein from a vegan diet helps improve kidney functions.

Eating processed meat has been linked to the risks of having different types of cancer. Avoid such risk by having more legumes and fruits in your diet. Regular consumption of soy products is highly recommended for people who are at high risk of developing breast cancer.

To reduce weight and stay slim

Want to slim down this 2020? Going vegan is one of the best ways for you to begin with. As you reduce or stop your consumption of meat and dairy products, you will eventually feel lighter, sexier, and more energized.

To effectively reduce calorie intake

Regardless if you want to keep your current weight or you just want to limit your calorie intake, going vegan is one effective way to do so. A study revealed that people on vegan diet have a lower body mass index or BMI as compared to those who follow a different diet plan.

To be able to try new recipes

Have you heard of mushroom burger? Have you tried eating vegetable pizza? How about peaches and coconut smoothie for dessert or avocado-mint fat burning smoothie? Find a website that can provide you with exciting healthy vegan recipes today. Give your taste bud a treat as you prepare each vegetable recipe you found online.

To improve your digestion

Have you noticed how constipated you are every time you have beef and pork for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? It is because a slice of meat is harder to digest as compared to buckets of vegetables. Leaving animal products out of your diet will simply give you healthier digestion and regular bowel movement.

Vegan diet is rich in vitamins C, E1, folic acid, magnesium, and iron. Fruits are rich in fiber too. Having fruits and vegetables in your diet can also help you feel lighter and have a glowing and smoother skin.

To help you have smoother skin

What is the number one culprit for acne and having an oily face? That is right – dairy products! If you are having acne break out, stop consuming dairy and animal products and start introducing water-rich vegetables and fruit to your diet. It will help reduce toxins from your body, stopping your acne from breaking out.

To save and protect animals

Do you want to stop animal cruelty and exploitation? Are you looking for a way to show kindness to animals? Going vegan is one way to do so! Oh, and did you know those animal products are considered dirty because of possible toxins, bacteria, and dioxin contamination?

Should you start going vegan now?

Indeed! Why wait for 2020 when you can start practicing being a vegan today! To be a vegan is not just being healthy, it also means caring about how your food intake can affect your body.

Do you find it hard to become a vegan? Start slowly and just be mindful of what you eat. Remember the different popular foods that vegans avoid, such as meat, chicken, fish, eggs, dairy, and honey. You will eventually find vegetable recipes as amazing and better-tasting than meat-based recipes.

Once you start on a vegan diet, you can expect a healthier you. This diet is known for reducing risks of major health problems such as hypertension, stroke, prostate, and colon cancer. What's the best thing about vegan diet? It is good across all ages!

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