A vegan lifestyle prevents a tremendous amount of animal slaughter and suffering. It offers a potent way to shrink our environmental footprint, especially in regards to climate change, and a well-planned vegan diet can fuel the highest levels of fitness, while reducing our risk of various chronic diseases. Plus, the food is insanely delicious and it becomes more widely available every year.
I’m confident that the information covered here will inspire you to continue your exploration of plant-based eating. I doubt you can find a topic more worthy of your attention. There is so much to learn about the benefits that arise from ridding your diet of animal products—all of it interesting and of profound importance.
It Keeps Your Heart Healthy
One of the best ways to keep your heart healthy just so happens to be cutting all the animal products out of your life. “Vegan diets tend to lower heart disease risk by helping to lower LDL, HDL, and non-LDL cholesterol,” says plant-based nutritionist Courtney Pool. “A vegan diet also tends to reduce blood sugar levels from elevated to more normal levels, which also impacts cardiovascular health.” In fact, a 2017 study from the American Heart Association found that, those who ate a mostly plant-based diet, had a 42 percent decreased risk of developing heart failure compared to those who didn’t.