Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Vegan Diet and its nutrients

The vegan diet has been widely known for its amazing benefits. Top of it is the prevention diseases. With the increasing number of vegan athletes, celebrities and famous people joining the list, it is no doubt that this diet is going to remain a top choice for people wanting a better health and lifestyle. 

What is Vegan Diet?

It is basically a diet that contains plant foods and zero animal products. People on this diet do not eat animal meat, fish, poultry, including eggs, milk and all dairy products. A vegan diet can include vegetables, grains, nuts, legumes, , fruits and essential fats. 

Can we get complete nutrients from this diet? 

Yes! One can get all the nutrients they require from plants, including proteins. Some of the best protein sources are beans, seeds and nuts. Low calorie vegetables to use on a vegan diet include cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, carrots, green beans and bell peppers. Fruits include cherries, all kinds of berries, black currents and grapes. The best fats to use include olive oil, almond oil, walnuts, pecans,  and avocados.

There are many benefits of consuming a vegan diet. A research reported that it reduces mortality by up to 15%. Eating fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains also lowers the risk of getting diabetes. Other benefits include reduced cholesterol, blood sugar levels, heart problems and cancer. A vegan diet releases cancer fighting phyto-chemicals too . 

Why not try a vegan salad with a gluten free salad dressing today?