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Health benefits of veganism: Vegetarian or Vegan diet prevents diseases

BY: David Prakash Kumar | Category: Food and Drinks | Post Date: 2009-10-16
 



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Veganism is a much talked about aspect of food and eating. There are many people who reaped health benefits of becoming a vegan. These people are the ones who try to change the world by making the others also follow veganism. There are some amazing health benefits that are related to veganism and the prevention of diseases.

There are many diseases that can be prevented if a person becomes a vegan. Some of the most important health benefits of veganism that help in preventing diseases are listed in this article.

1. Prevent cholesterol:

Cholesterol is a complication usually found in people who eat animal based food than plant based foods. So one of the most important health benefits of being a vegan is the prevention of cholesterol in a person. The reduced levelsof cholesterol in the blood also helps the person to have a reduced risk of various other diseases like heart diseases and strokes. These are chronic diseases that decrease the quality of life in a person. So veganism has an amazing health benefit in preventing these diseases.

2. Cancer prevention:

The various anti oxidants that is present in plant based foods help to decrease the occurrence of cancer in people who are vegans. The common cancers that are prevented by being on a vegetarian diet or a vegan diet are prostrate cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer. The anti oxidants in the vegan diet helps to neutralize the free radicals and thus prevent cancers.

3. Blood pressure:

The perosn who is on a vegan or vegetarian diet will also have a decreased blood pressure. Just like cholesterol, a decreased blood pressure in the system can prevent various chronic diseases like cardiac problems and also strokes that are directly associated with high blood pressure.

4. Eye related diseases:

Vegan diets are the best to help people with eye related problems. This is because of the high level of various vitamins and other important substances that are present in plant based foods. Cataracts and Macular degeneration are the most important diseases of the eye that are prevented by consuming a vegan diet. Fruits and vegetables like leafy greens, carrots, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes help to prevent these eye problems.

5. Arthritis:

Research has found that a vegan diet can reduce the severity of Rheumatoid arthritis in a person. Regular consumption of various vegetables and fruits can prevent arthritis.

6. Osteoporosis:

The balanced nutrition that is available in a vegan or vegetarian diet is very helpful in preventing osteoporosis. This is because of the presence of various minerals like Calcium, Sodium and potassium. The levels of these minerals are also maintained in the body when a person is on a vegan diet. This balance helps to keep the bones healthy and strong thus preventing osteoporosis.

These are some of the most important health benefits that are related to being on a vegetarian diet. Vegans are seen to be healthier due to the reduction in disease occurrence. Preventing these diseases by becoming a vegan will keep the person happy and healthy.

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About Author / Additional Info: I am a physiotherapist and also a freelance writer. I have been writing for many blogs and websites and also take up freelance assignments. Comments are welcome at prakashdavid@rediffmail.com

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