Tuesday, April 20, 2010


The Health Advantages of the Vegan Diet

There are many health advantages to be gained from following a vegan diet. Studies have shown that when compared with omnivores:
  1. Vegans tend, on average, to be slimmer and are less likely to suffer from obesity and obesity-related illnesses.
  2. Vegans are less likely to suffer from: osteoporosis, gallstones, diverticular disease, arteriosclerosis, non-insulin dependent diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke and certain cancers e.g. colon cancer.
  3. Pregnant vegan women have a reduced risk of developing toxemia in pregnancy.
  4. Vegan children are less likely to develop allergies.
  5. Vegans usually have lower blood pressure and lower blood cholesterol levels.
  6. The breast milk of vegan mothers contains smaller amounts of contaminants such as pesticides, antibiotics and hormones. These chemicals are a potential hazard to the newborn baby whose brain and endocrine glands are still developing after it is born.

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