Whether you’re already on your way towards a plant-based vegan diet or just playing with the idea, here are 4 reasons to go vegan.
Vegan diets can be extremely economical. With the vegan diet consisting of grains, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds and seasonal fruits and veggies. Many of these can be bought in bulk and are staple foods. Meaning that they can be stored for a long time in the cupboards, pantry and freezer. You might see your shopping bill decrease.
Treat or reverse other current health conditions
Our most valuable asset in life has to be our health. So many aspects of our health lie in our own hands. One of the reasons to go vegan is it can support our body’s healing mechanisms and decrease our risk of disease.
Vegans have lower rates of cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, strokes, and even Alzheimer’s.
Better skin and digestion
Dairy is one of the worst offenders for most people with acne-prone skin. Getting rid of fatty foods, including all animal products has been shown to reduce acne.
Boost your mood
Research has found that people eating a vegan diet tend to have a better state of psychological wellbeing, displaying less tension, anxiety, depression and fatigue. This is due to the higher level of antioxidants in foods in the vegan diet, including fruits and vegetables.
Do your research, read such books as ‘Vegan Kitchen: The Australian Women’s Weekly’ and ‘Vegan With A Vengeance’ alongside a great selection of discount vegan cookery books are available at The Works.