Eating a vegan, plant-based diet may seem like a lot to undertake but the science says it’s a smart thing to do.
There’s plenty of scientific evidence to back up the claims that a plant- based diet improves health, reduces the risk of obesity, and is more nutritionally complete than animal-based diets.
The latest evidence is from a recent study published in the journal Science that looked at the nutritional and metabolic profile of the animals and people who consumed a vegan or vegan-based health food.
It found that vegan dieters who ate a lot of meat and dairy had lower levels of key nutrients like zinc, calcium, and vitamin D. Vegan dieters also had higher levels of saturated fat and higher levels the metabolically-active form of cholesterol, a hormone associated with heart disease and cancer.
And it turns out that vegan diets are also lower in cholesterol than their animal-derived counterparts.
They also had lower amounts of cholesterol in their blood, which means that their body’s ability to produce cholesterol is lower.
But as we all know, the body also produces other hormones to help balance hormones like testosterone, estrogen and androgen.
For this reason, studies have shown that when people consume a vegan food, the amount of hormones in their bloodstream increases.
In other words, as the body adjusts to a vegan lifestyle, there’s less of an effect of the hormone you ate.
So while the health benefits of a vegan may seem minimal, there are plenty of reasons to eat a plant based diet.
When it comes to your health, it’s important to keep in mind that you’re eating something you’re going to be taking with you for the rest of your life, so it’s good to keep this in mind.
Whether you’re vegan or not, eating a plant free diet can help reduce your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and cancer if you’re on a vegetarian or vegan diet.
And while you’re at it, make sure to check out our latest advice on how to stay healthy and healthy looking.
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