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 3 amazing benefits of going vegan

You must be wondering in what ways you could benefit from a vegan diet. Well, a vegan diet provides an array of health benefits. In this one I'm going to talk about health benefits as well as environmental benefits of going vegan. Vegan food is inexpensive Vegan food is costlier than meat - it is certainly the biggest myth. Let me give you an instance - when we are at the restaurant, we're always served salads as gratis and not meat. If veggies were expensive, we'd be served meat as complimentary right? You get the picture! When you choose to eat veggies over meat, you cutdown on your overall food expense, as veggies are invariably cheaper than meat. You improve your health When you no longer eat meat and animal products, your body is free from animal protein, saturated fat, trans fatty acid and chemicals like carcinogens that increases the risk of cancer and other heart diseases. A vegan diet provides an array of health benefits, it prevents heart diseases and reduces the risk of cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure. It also helps in achieving healthy skin, as a plant based diet predominantly consist of essential vitamins and antioxidants that our skin requires. Besides, research says that a plant based diet can considerably reduce the menstrual pain and PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) in women. You save the environment Animal agriculture requires ample amount of land and water. 2500 gallons(9463 litres) of water is required to produce 1 pound(453 grams) of beef. The underground aquifers are depleting at a faster rate. Forests are cut down to raise animals. Animal agriculture is harming the planet in several different ways. Said that, our food choices have heavy impact on the environment. We consciously or subconsciously don't consider that. We ought to take a step back and reflect on the choices that we make. By cutting out meat from our diet, we can curb climate change. And the collective effort of us individuals can really make a huge, huge difference.

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