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Most people are aware that eating whole foods is a way to achieve health, but not as many people realize that leading a vegan lifestyle facilitates major lifestyle improvements. Results such as stronger nutrition, better sleep, easier weight loss, and improved exercise capacity are merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the health advantages of a vegan diet.
Modern diets are known cause health complications that weren’t common in previous generations, but marketing and advertising money have obscured some of the more intuitive aspects of this viewpoint. If you continue reading this article, you will find a short overview of the health advantages of a vegan diet.
Lower Risk of Heart Disease
Studies have shown that people with plant based diets have a lower risk of heart disease. Much of this is due to the fact that plants have so many of the essential agents that help people to control their cholesterol, and arterial elasticity. The fats contained in plants help the body to remove a large portion of the bad cholesterol that floats freely in our blood. It is that type of cholesterol that clumps together to form blockages in the circulatory system. Having a high intake of plant fats improves this removal process and provides the body with an easy to absorb source of energy.
Improves Kidney Functions
Plants are more suited for digestion, and if they are all natural, they present less resistance being absorbed and utilized by the body. Higher insulin sensitivity found among vegans is thought to be one reason why their kidneys are more functional. These diets are also praised for helping people with type 2 diabetes halt the damage caused by the disease.
Lowered Risk of Cancer
Vegan diets have to be nutrient dense in order for vegans to get all the nutritional and health benefits available through veganism. This influx of massive doses of vitamins and minerals can help the body prevent the condition(s) that lead to development of cancers. Studies have shown that vegans have lower instances of certain types of cancer. This is likely due to the antioxidants that are present to help fight free radicals that cause cellular anomalies. Many plant sterols are also linked to decreased occurrences of cancer in people.
More Antioxidants Helps Aging
Antioxidants can also help to slow some of the effects of aging in humans. When your diet puts less strain on the system, it is easier for the body to regenerate cells and keep your skin looking healthy.
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