Thinking of going vegan? Veganism is universally understood to be a plant based diet. This excludes meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy in any form. Have a look at these pros and cons of being an active vegan!
Pro’s to being vegan:
Due to lower calorie rates the vegan diet promotes weight loss. This is also a result of removing the meat and the dairy products that contain high fats.
Reduced risk of serious illness
A plant diet is low in saturated fats which is good. Vegans don’t particularly suffer from obesity, have low blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels. Veganism can reduce the risk of certain cancers.
It takes approximately 1,600 gallons of water to produce a single pound of beef and a plant does not need that much water. Let’s do the math quickly. Veganism takes up less water which is more environmentally friendly.
Con’s to being vegan:
Excessive weight loss can be weight gain
Many first timers are not used to the diet hence eating more food as their body is not used to the type of diet. Hence picking up weight.
Lacking all the nutrients:
Calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B-12 and folate, all found in meat and dairy are lacking as the diet is plant based. This in the longrun can result in a list of problems such as loss of bone and muscle mass.
What do you think about going the vegan way? Tell us!
Link to Vegan Dinner Ideas for Beginners
Link to Vegan Meal Plan for Beginners