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4 Surprising Benefits of a Vegan Diet
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4 Surprising Benefits of a Vegan Diet

You know that it’s healthier for you and could perhaps lead to weight loss, but there are other benefits to be gained from a vegan diet. Here are the top four to enjoy!

  • 1. More Energy!

Who wouldn’t love to have more energy, right? Well, you can achieve it with a vegan diet. The reason for this is that going vegan means that you’ll be adding a large amount of fresh, natural foods to your diet while giving a skip to animal products as well as processed foods that can zap your energy levels.

  • 2. Better Body Odor

It has been said that vegans smell better than meat-eaters. The reason? You’re not filling your body with red meat, which is considered to be a main cause of body odour. This is because red meat rots in the digestive system, with the process releasing many toxins into the blood. Gross!

  • 3. Fewer Allergies

There is definitely a link between what you eat and how badly you suffer from allergies. A study found that vegetarians with asthma tend to require less treatment than meat eaters - their consumption of immune-boosting foods such as fruits and vegetables definitely helps to keep it under control. When it comes to allergies in general, common food triggers for allergies include animal products, such as eggs and milk, which all get given a miss by vegans. 

  • 4. Less Commonly Mentioned Health Benefits

You have probably heard how vegan diets can increase longevity and possibly keep disease at bay, but there are many other health boosts to the diet that we don’t usually hear about. For instance, health issues such as macular degeneration, cataracts and arthritis can all be pushed aside when you’re filling up with a nutritious vegan diet. 

If you’re test-driving a vegan diet for Veganuary, perhaps these vegan benefits will make you want to maintain it in the long-term.

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  1. ccast3
    I'd love to hear your reason for going vegan. Comment to tell me about it, http://www.theflamingvegan.com/view-post/My-First-Year-as-a-Vegan !
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