Which diseases veganism can prevent?
A commitment to a vegetarian diet contributes to better health, and it is known by many people today. Vegetarianism is positioned as an obligatory attribute of a healthy lifestyle.
But which diseases can be avoided by excluding animal products from the diet?
If a person is a vegetarian, he or she is least likely to be affected by harmful habits such as drinking, smoking, and passive lifestyles. This adds to the difficulty of calculating how much a vegetarian diet prevents the development of chronic diseases.
Obviously, a vegetarian consumes fewer trans-fats, sugar, salts, and cholesterol while eating plant and healthy food. And the presence of beneficial substances such as fiber, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron will be much more pronounced than in humans who feed on most animal products.
At the moment the research can show the trend of the most common chronic diseases of this century
There is evidence that a vegetarian diet reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack, heart attack, and hypertension. This happens due to the low content of fat and cholesterol in plant foods.
The studies, based on a large experimental group of 76,000 people, have shown that vegetarians have a 30 percent lower risk of such chronic diseases than others.
Vegetarians also have a lower risk of cancer than non-vegetarians. This is due to a large number of fruits and vegetables on a vegetarian diet that reduce the risk of cancer. However, this difference is not great comparing to the ones who do not eat red meat but eats eggs and poultry.
Adherence to plant foods also reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes by half. This is due to the fact that non-vegetarians eat processed meat such as bacon, sausages, and so on. The study found a relationship between the consumption of such meat and the total calorie intake and exercise. Such studies provide a solid basis for justifying the benefits of a plant diet compared to the consumption of animal products. In any case, the exclusion of foods saturated with fats and cholesterol will benefit everyone.
A vegetarian diet is a good example of a healthy lifestyle, it reduces the risks of different illnesses, changes your self-understanding, perception, and even psychology. But, of course, it cannot give you 100% assurance that by eating only fruits and vegetables you won’t get ill. Chemicals and pesticides that modern products consist of are not so healthy as natural ones.