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The Health Benefits of a Vegan Diet

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A recent article by Medical News Today wrote about the topic of veganism, including the difference between vegetarians and vegans and reasons for why people may turn vegan.

One of the reasons we love a vegan diet (or our vegan meal plan) is the health benefits. According to the article, cutting out animal fats and proteins decreases ones risk of developing cancer, heart disease, diabetes and a range of other conditions. This information can definitely be supported by numerous studies and research, including a few that were mentioned in the article.

One study conducted by Food Technology explained how a vegan diet can significantly reduce ones genetic predisposition to chronic diseases1. These findings are very interesting and although the idea of being a vegan may probably be against the norm for some, we think this research deserves a few good reads.

It can be an effort eating well as a vegan and getting enough essential nutrients in, a lot of people find it too much effort, and some people love the idea in principal but find it very challenging to follow.

As a nutritionist I have helped guide many vegans on their quest to eat well, stay vegan and address concerns of becoming deficient in iron, protein, B12 or calcium.

If you are vegan already or you are thinking of making the change, over here at Healthy Meals to Your Door we have both vegetarian and vegan plans that can be delivered to your home, no work necessary!

1. Tarver, T.  (2012). The chronic disease food remedy. Food Technology, 66(10). Retrieved from http://www.ift.org/food-technology/past-issues/2012/october/features/the-chronic-disease-food-remedy.aspx

2. Read the article at Medical News Today

Lisa Cutforth

Lisa Cutforth

Lisa Cutforth is a nutritionist, huge foodie, and owner (plus chef!) of Wholesomeness.

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