Hello Internet Readers!
I have just started my Vegan journey an have decided to do some research on some peer reviewed articles. I want this post to represent the quick findings that I find from a Vegan diet. My aim is to bring these findings to light and show you the readers, what the benefits for a Vegan diet can look like to you. I hope you enjoy.
The first article I stumbled upon was, “Does a Vegan Diet Contribute to Prevention or Maintenance of Diseases?” written by Cederville University department of Kinesiology and Allied Health. Here were my takeaways.
There were a lot of findings so I will list them below. This article was not the most well written and I also did not look into any of his citations or references. However, this peer reviewed article looks to have no doubts about their facts. They had a lot of citations throughout their article too. So enjoy the findings.
- Veganism rose in the 1940’s and was officially named during that time.
- Consuming antibiotic fed animals, leads us to becoming resistant to certain drugs like penicillin which makes them less effective in our bodies. (Penicillin helps fight bacteria)
- A Vegan diet is linked to lower risks of heart disease and diabetes
- Scientific evidence shows a strong correlation with Vegan diets and preventing and fighting certain Cancers
- Raw vegan diets are when food is not cooked over 115 F
- Raw vegans also claim to have better digestion, clearer skin, higher amounts of energy and weight loss then other vegans.
- There are various types of vegans
- If Vegans want to get all of their micro-nutrients then they must make sure they are eating certain foods every day.
- 7 micro-nutrients that are hard to maintain in a Vegan diet are B3, B12, D, E, calcium, selenium and zinc
- Vegans have to be careful in consuming a lot of Soy products because they are highly processed.
- Vegans are allowed to have Oreo’s
- Vegans However, are 73% higher risk of contracting a unrinary tract cancer
Reading through this article I found my self finding out more then I thought I would. Very interesting studies and findings. It was heavily packed with facts and pertinent information. It gave insight into human volunteered experiments. It also shed light on to what Vegans struggle with in their diet and why that was important, which I found incredibly insightful.
It mainly had to deal with the 7 micro-nutrients that this diet has trouble finding in every day vegan meals. It also gave food examples that could help vegans maintain healthy levels of those 7 micro-nutrients. Overall, I am very happy that I stumbled upon this article and it has sparked an interest in starting my vegan lifestyle.
What Type of Vegan Do I Want to Become
In reading this article, I found out that there are a lot of different vegan genres. Such as Raw Vegans, Starch Based Vegans, Alkaline Vegans and the Standard Vegan Diet. It got my wheels spinning into something I didn’t know I had to chose when becoming vegan. I thought all vegans were the same. I had no idea that there were different classifications of vegan.
Now I must make a decision. As of now I do not want to join any particular vegan sector. I am going to be the Vegan who eats anything any style as long as it does not have animal products in them, which is the Standard Vegan Diet. This will be a good start before I uncover more information.
Why I am Excited to Become Vegan
I think that there is enough evidence and growing evidence that suggests a Vegan diet is the way of the future in terms of optimizing human health. More importantly, the quality of health both physically and mentally. I see a lot of my peers and also my parents generation and see a lot of sickness and weight problems. At this point I owe it to myself to try and break this trend.
I am excited to see how my average body frame will change during this diet. I am also looking forward to see if it changes me mentally. I hope all of you reading this is excited to see what I find out and also what quick and easy vegan recipes I come up with in order to make this lifestyle still yummy and enjoyable.
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