7 Benefits of a Vegan Diet That Will Enlighten You ...

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You know that eating more fruits and vegetables is great for your health, but did you know there are a variety of protective health benefits of a vegan diet?

People who follow a vegan diet don’t eat any animal products.

This means they obtain all of their nutrition from vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains, and beans.

Personally, I don’t follow a vegan diet, but I do eat a mostly plant based diet and am very aware of the benefits of a vegan diet.

1. Decreased Risk of Heart Disease

The Nurse’s Health Study began in 1976 and is one of the largest and longest running studies on women’s health.

When the results for the study’s analysis of heart disease risk came in, researchers discovered that eating a plant based diet could significantly reduce the risk of heart disease.

The study found that the cholesterol found in one egg can cut a woman’s life short by as much as smoking five cigarettes a day for fifteen years!

Conversely, they discovered that eating the amount of fiber found in one cup of oatmeal or eating two handfuls of nuts a week can increase your lifespan by as much as jogging for four hours a week!2

Both of these findings point toward the benefits of a vegan diet for reducing the risk of heart disease.

Decreased Risk of Cancer
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