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10 LIFE CHANGING BENEFITS OF GOING VEGAN THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

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10 Life changing benefits of going vegan that will blow your mind

 

Admittedly when I first heard of veganism I thought it was some sort of weird & extreme cult. 
The stereotypical images of tie-dyed, long-haired hippies are now paving the way for lifestyle bloggers, social media inspirations and even celebrities like Alicia Silverstone, Johnny Depp (hubba hubba), Serena Williams & Andre 3000 Heyyy Yaa
But maybe you are wondering…

 

Are vegans healthier?

 

From the list of benefits below, you will clearly see that vegans have a more health-promoting diet than meat eaters.
In fact, statistics show that mortality rates are substantially lower in vegans than meat eaters
due to a diet higher in fiber & antioxidants and lower in saturated fats 

 

If you still need convincing, get this AMAZING book

#preparetobeamazed 

 

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Who is a vegan diet good for?

 

A vegan diet is great for anyone! There are numerous wonderful books & studies that show how going vegan can reverse heart disease, reverse diabetes,  prevent obesity  and even stop cancer
Not only is it safe to be vegan but you will THRIVE! 

 

Vegan diet benefits & disadvantages

 

There are absolutely NO disadvantages to this diet. If you want to Look & feel amazing then this is the diet for you!

 

Okay being realistic the 2 things I found to be annoying are

 

  1. Eating out. Note that I can always find something even in a nonvegan friendly country. But it would be nice to have more choice!
  2. Other peoples concerns/reactions. I haven’t personally experienced anything negative and if I did #whocares

 

#1 VEGAN SKIN BENEFITS

 

Due to the high amount of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in a vegan diet, expect your skin to transform! Animal proteins kill for a gorgeous glow and promote an aging face

 

Get ready for 

 

  • GLOWING SKIN
  • ACNE & ACNE SCARS DISAPPEARING
  • FEWER WRINKLES
  • PLUMPER & SMOOTHER SKIN

 

#2 HAIR & NAIL GROWTH

 

I tried to grow my hair for my entire life up to my mid-twenties and no matter what I did it ALWAYS stayed the same length *sigh* 
Since going vegan my hair DOES NOT stop growing. It’s actually too long. I know #girlproblems
And even though my toddler pulls it out all day long, it still stays strong, Amazeballs
With so much goodness in your body expect strong and flexible nails too!
Here is a pic that shows my current hair length 

 

Hair and Nail Growth

 

#3 IMPROVED HEALTH

 

When I went vegan it was more for health benefits and judging from the list below you can see why
A vegan diet:

 

  1. LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
  2. LOWERS CHOLESTEROL
  3. GIVES 40% REDUCED RISK OF DEVELOPING CERTAIN CANCERS 
  4. STOPS OBESITY

 

Reduces the risk of:

 

  1. CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
  2. STROKE
  3. TYPE 2 DIABETES
  4. DEMENTIA

 

Not only that but it’s estimated that vegans live 6-10 years more than non-vegans! WOWZERS

 

For more health reasons to go vegan read this post 

 

#4 WEIGHT LOSS ON A VEGAN DIET 

 

Celebs are growing the trend of veganism because it’s an easy way to lose weight and get in shape
Vegan diets are:

 

  • NATURALLY LOW IN CALORIES
  • LOW IN FAT
  • HIGH IN FIBER
  • RICH IN WHOLEGRAINS, LEGUMES, FRUITS & VEGGIES
  • CONTAINS NO TOXIC HORMONES 

 

One of the issues, when first starting to go vegan, is the volume of food you need to consume. 
Whole plant-based foods are naturally low in calories and saturated fat so you need to eat a ton to have adequate calories. 

 

A vegan diet is the most sustainable solution to losing weight. No calorie counting, no restriction & no deprivation!

 

A vegan diet is much higher in fiber than a standard meat-eating diet that constipation will be a thing of the past! *Hello flat belly*
Also, because of the quality of the foods eaten vegans are naturally leaner. Thus making it easier to stay in shape and stay leaner – without exercise hallelujah 

 

You can learn more by reading this life-changing book here

 

The Starch Solution
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#5 ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

 

Not only is going vegan incredible for your health & waistline but its the best option for the plant too!  Livestock uses a whopping  45% of the worlds entire land

 

By giving up meat & dairy you:

 

  • REDUCE WATER CONSUMPTION BY 3700 GALLONS PER PERSON PER DAY
  • 1 POUND OF MEAT PRODUCES AS MUCH WATER AS SHOWERING FOR 6 WHOLE MONTHS!
  • 55% REDUCTION IN CARBON FOOTPRINT 

 

Did you know that:

 

  • MORE & MORE SPECIES ARE BECOMING EXTINCT DUE TO A MEAT EATING DIET
  • THE GRAIN USED FOR FEEDING LIVESTOCK COULD CURE WORLD HUNGER 

 

# 6 FEEL HAPPIER

 

Going vegan changes your mood very quickly. When I first went vegan I noticed an impact immediately
Eating more carbohydrates (something we are scared of in the west) provides a boost of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that elevates mood and alleviates depression.
Vegans often feel more connected with themselves, nature and the planet. Veganism is a platform for self-growth
Because weight loss is easy on a vegan diet you can also expect to have a better relationship with food and your body.
As vegan foods are the ones we are designed to eat, it is much easier to listen to hunger and fullness cues more

#7 BETTER IMMUNITY

 

I used to catch everything going and get sick easily but since going vegan my immune system is amazing and I very rarely get sick!
Going vegan makes you more conscious about your health in general. Because you are eating such nutritious foods you tend to avoid an unhealthy lifestyle overall

 

#8 IMPROVED ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

 

Eating carbs and fuelling your body correctly will give you ENERGY to exercise 

Worried about losing muscle on a vegan diet? Don’t!

Check out these incredible vegan athletes who have all reported better physiques & quicker recovery times since starting a vegan diet.

 

#9 PREVENT ANIMAL CRUELTY

 

All animals are sentient beings. They have thought and feelings just like we do. 
By becoming vegan you can save animals & prevent cruelty
Being mistreated is a total understatement for what is actually going on. And yes this applies EVERYWHERE in the world!

 

  • THE ANIMALS RAISED WE RAISE FOR EATING ARE DISTRESSED & DISEASED AND LIVE IN THE MOST HORRIFIC CONDITIONS
  • ANIMALS FEEL PAIN AND GET SCARED 
  • MANY ANIMALS DIE OF FEAR & SHOCK JUST ON THE WAY TO THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE
  • 150 BILLION ANIMALS ARE SLAUGHTERED EACH YEAR FOR FOOD

 

SUGGESTED: TOP 15 DOCUMENTARIES THAT WILL MAKE YOU GO VEGAN

 

#10 HELP LOVED ONES

 

Going vegan will get you a lot of reactions but one of the most positive benefits I have noticed is that I have inspired those around me to adopt a more plant-based diet. 
When you go vegan you will inspire others & improve their lives 

 

What supplements should I take as a vegan?

 

When choosing supplements ALWAYS buy from a reputable brand that is high quality. Never use a generic supplement. They don’t work and are full of fillers. Get the ones that work and really feel the results.
All vegans need to take a vitamin B12 supplement. B12 is a bacteria and not derived from animals. Animals ingest this bacteria, so those on a meat-eating diet will consume B12 – although many are still deficient.
I always suggest taking a good quality multivitamin such as this one regardless of what type of diet you are on.
You do not need to take any special isolated vitamins and minerals (unless you have a disorder that requires you to do so) A well rounded whole foods plant-based diet will cover all the vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats & carbohydrates you need!
Probiotics are essential for keeping a bloat free & flat belly. These one are THE BEST
For omega fats, 1-2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed will give you adequate amounts

 

So what are you waiting for!

 

What benefits have you noticed since becoming vegan? leave your answers for others in the comments below

 

The post 10 LIFE CHANGING BENEFITS OF GOING VEGAN THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND appeared first on Holistically Lizzie.


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