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Veg On!

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss at 11:23 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

There are many studies out there that show the positive outcomes of a long term Vegan Diet. Veganism is a type of vegetarian diet that excludes meats, eggs, dairy and all other animal-derived ingredients. Most vegans also avoid the use of all products tested on animals, as well as animal-derived non-food products, such as leather, fur and wool. Vegan diets tend to contain less saturated fat and cholesterol and more dietary fiber. Their diet consists of mainly fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds. Vegans tend to be thinner, have lower serum cholesterol, and lower blood pressure, reducing their risk of heart disease. In one study published by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found that plasma total and LDL cholesterol were 32% and 44% lower among vegans than among omnivores.

The vegan diet often contains higher levels of protective nutrients and phytochemicals (chemicals found naturally in plants like antioxidants) shown to protect against several chronic diseases. Chronic disease such as Type 2 Diabetes can be significantly improved with dietary changes. Vegan diets are associated with weight loss, increased insulin sensitivity, and improved cardiovascular health. In a study where people were put on either a vegan diet or conventional diabetes diet, both diets were associated with sustained reductions in weight and plasma lipid concentrations. However, in an analysis controlling for medication changes, a low-fat vegan diet appeared to improve glycemia and plasma lipids more than the conventional diabetes diet.

Eliminating all animal products from the diet does increase the risk of certain nutritional deficiencies. Micronutrients of special concern for the vegan include Vitamins B12 and Vitamin-D, Calcium, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids – all of which can be found at LuckyVitamin.com. Because being vegan is a way of life, LuckyVitamin is proud to carry a wide variety of products to help support the vegan lifestyle. Come shop our vegan protein powders, Omega-3′s, chips, and multiple vitamins. LuckyVitamin also offers a full line of vegan personal care products such as bar soaps, hair coloring, shampoos and more. Better yet, shop our vegetarian sale and save up to 55% off vegetarian health foods, skin care and supplements (vegan sale items may be found here)!

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