A vegan diet is one that relies solely on products of the plant kingdom and excludes all animal products such as dairy (cheese, butter, yogurt, etc.), meat, chicken, fish and eggs.
Foods that are included in a typical vegan diet are vegetables, fruits, beans, grains, nuts, and seeds.
The choice to adopt a vegan diet can range anywhere from moral, ethical, religious, and health.
There are many health benefits to adopting a vegan diet.
Eating animal fats and proteins has been shown in studies to raise a person´s risk of developing cancer, diabetes, rhematoid arthritis, hypertension, heart disease, and a number of other illnesses and conditions.
Whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and legumes contain no cholesterol and are low in fat, especially saturated fats. They are also high in fiber and other nutrients.
For more information on the many health benefits of a vegan, plant-based diet, read “The China Study” by Dr. T. Colin Campbell. It documents the most comprehensive study on the effects of diet on health and wellness of human beings ever conducted. Dr. Campbell states that “people who ate the most plant-based foods were the healthiest and tended to avoid chronic disease. These results could not be ignored.”
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