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The Health Benefits of Veganism

 An Overview of the Health Benefits of Veganism

Nutritional Benefits 

Vegan dieters have significantly lower BMI compared to their omnivorous counterparts.
Vegan diet can improve cardiovascular health as it is significantly lower in saturated fats.
The high fiber content of the vegan diet can lower the risk of colon cancer.
The diet is great for bone health, as it is high in Magnesium, which aids in better absorption of calcium
Vegan dieters look younger and prevent premature aging, thanks to the high antioxidant content of the diet.  The diet is high in potassium which is crucial for having a healthy heart.
The alkaline content of fruits and vegetables reduces inflammation caused by acidic diets. This prevents pain in the joints and other areas of the body.
The detoxifying effects of the diet can be seen in the form of improved health of the kidney.
The high levels of vitamin C in the diet boost immunity to prevent chronic conditions and seasonal disorders. It also benefits the gums and provides anti-aging benefits.

Disease Prevention 

As stated above, the diet eliminates toxins from the body. Its high vitamin C content can fight many illnesses and infections including tumors, macular degeneration, seasonal flu, colds, coughs, dental problems and so on.
The diet does not contain cholesterol that is normally available in meat based and dairy rich diets.
According to the American Diabetic Association, the diet is easiest to follow when you want to manage or prevent type II diabetes.
Some preliminary research has shown that the diet can prevent and even reverse cancers like colon cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer.
Dairy consumption has been linked with rheumatoid arthritis. Reduced dairy intake in this diet can benefit patients who have this condition.

Beauty and Overall Health Benefits 

Vegan diet is known to benefit the overall health of the skin, nails and hair, since the diet is rich in fruits and vegetables containing antioxidants.
People following this diet are likely to have higher energy levels.
Bad breath and body odor can be eliminated thanks to reduced animal protein intake.
Nuts, seeds and vegetables can benefit the skin and the complexion.
Eliminating refined foods, sugars and unhealthy fats along with dairy and meat products can lead to lower BMI and reduced obesity.
Veganism is known to cause some relief from chronic conditions like migraines.