Vegan diet consists of vegetables and all foods excluding the animal products, such as meat, fish and poultry and by-products, such as egg, milk and honey. The vegan diet contains all nutrition which are protein, fat, vitamin-D, calcium, zinc, iron, omega-3 fatty acid and vitamin-B12. The common vegan foods are oatmeal, stir-fried vegetables, cereal, toast, juices, peanut butter, wheat bread, frozen fruit desserts, lentil soup, salad items like chickpeas and three bean salad, dates, apples, macaroni, fruit smoothies, popcorn, spaghetti, vegetarian baked beans, guacamole, chili. The following are the benefits of the vegan diet:
1. Easily satisfies all nutritional requirements
The diet of vegans are nutritionally sound and appropriate for all ages and stages of life.
2. Less chances of Kidney Stones
Vegans result in higher urine pH and kidney stone happens due to lower urine pH.
3. Less chances of stroke and obesity.
Vegans do not have chances of stroke or being obese as the food choices are healthy in vegetables.
4. Low Cholesterol
When you remove the animal diet from your meal, you also remove the detrimental effects of it from your life.
5. Reduces risk of cardiovascular disease
Vegan diets are rich of antioxidant foods that reduces damage by the oxidative stress.
6. Less risk of Cataract Development.
Meat eaters have higher risk of development of cataract.
7. Less risk of Diabetes.
Vegan diets are important to manage the diabetes.
8. Improve symptoms of Psoriasis.
9. Improves mood
Arachidonic acid is mainly formed from the animal sources, and arachidonic acid and mood disturbances are linked. Thus vegans does not suffer from mood disturbances.
10. Helps to loose Weight
Consuming high amount of saturated fats from dairy and meat products causes weight gain. So vegans do not tend to gain weight due to animal products.