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The Benefits of Being Vegan

Updated on March 4, 2009

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The Benefits of Being Vegan

Veganism gets a lot of bad press sometimes, you are viewed as the ultimate vegetarian, even more awkward when going out for meals, and even more painful to cook for.  The truth is however that most restaurants cater for vegans in some form or another and there are plenty of tasty vegan recipes out there for people to take advantage of!

When you start looking in to vegan recipes and menus you will nearly always find vegan alternatives to the food you love, not to mention some amazing meals which are unequalled by regular diets.

Veganism is a great diet for those looking to lose weight, you cut out the animal proteins and dairy products which are processed slowly by your body, without these your body instantly thanks you.  After just a month on a vegan diet you will feel healthier and you will be slimmer than after a normal diet.

Some people only become vegetarians, and while this is healthy, cutting out dairy can be a great boost for your body, which finds it hard to digest a lot of dairy produce.  The differences between Vegan and Vegetarian diets are pretty large.  Vegetarians dietary standards are very variable and complex, they vary from person to person. The largest difference between vegetarians is the eating of fish.  The Vegan Diet is much stricter, removing any dietary sustenance that is from or produced by animals.  This is so strict that one of the few debates around the vegan diet is whether or not Honey is allowed within a Vegan Diet.

There are plenty of free vegan websites available on the internet which highlight the benefits of the vegan diet, you can find hundreds of vegan websites on this Vegan Link Directory! 

These websites have a wealth of information for Vegans, whether you are looking for Vegan recipes, vegan advice or a vegan community where you can meet and chat to likeminded people who enjoy the vegan culture!

List of Vegan Benefits

There are hundreds of benefits to the vegan diet, but I think it would be best if I gave a high level overview of the top reasons to take on the Vegan Diet.

  • Healthier Diet
  • Healthy Weight Loss
  • Clearer Skin
  • Longer Life
  • Less Bloated Feeling
  • Reduce Global Warming
  • Reduce Animal Cruelty
  • Discover New Foods!

Side Effects of the Vegan Diet

There are not many downsides to being vegan, yes there are replacements for nearly every single type of food.  Unfortunately no matter how well cooked the Tofu, it will never be a steak.  A lot of Vegans do suffer form the occasional meat craving, it's only natural and it will pass.  the side effects of the vegan diet are all pretty minor, especially when considered next to those of other diets!

The other Vegan side affect is gas buildup, you may find yourself suffering from a much greater frequency and strength of, to put it bluntly, farts.  They do not tend to smell though!

Should I Become Vegan?

There are lots of arguments for becoming a vegan, it's not for everyone, some people simply like meat, fish and dairy too much!

Even if you do not want to become a full vegan their are plenty of delicious free vegan recipes you can try, eating one or two of these a week can greatly increase your health and energy!


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      7 years ago

      hee hee hee you said fart

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      jACKIE Rawal 

      7 years ago

      I found your article really interesting- I tried the lifestyle once , but felt that I was more easily tired as a vegan for some reason . That, combined with a too busy lifestyle led me to return to meat eating diet .Maybe I'll give it another go , and plan more carefully??

      Thanks again,


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      7 years ago from Cyberspace

      I'm not vegan anymore, but I was definitely healthy (and I lost a ton of weight) when I followed that lifestyle. I just didn't have the discipline it requires; I like eggs too much.


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