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The Vegan Diet: Pros and Cons

Posted on April 27 2018

Sonam Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut, Anushka Sharma, and the latest to join the club, Aamir Khan. Do you know what is common between all these celebrities? They are all vegans. The vegan diet is a plant-based diet that eliminates all animal products, including dairy. The most common misconception the people have about the vegan diet is its similarity to the vegetarian diet. While vegetarians consume dairy and other non-meat products such as eggs, the vegan diet removes all products which involve animals in their processing.

So, if you are someone who wants to jump on to the vegan bandwagon, know the pros and cons of this diet before you go all green (and yellow, red, orange)! 

Pros of the vegan diet: 

Say Hello To A Slimmer You!

The vegan diet offers a myriad of health benefits, including weight loss and flawless skin. Weight loss is one of the most immediate results that you’ll see after adopting the vegan diet. Since there are fewer calories in vegetables as compared to dairy and meat, you drop kilos after starting the diet. 

Reduced Risk Of Illness:
The vegan diet increases your intake of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. This can help you decrease the chance of developing heart diseases, and aids in lowering your blood pressure and improves your overall cardiovascular health. 

You Are Helping The Environment!

If you are someone who wants to do something for the planet, while directly reaping the benefits, then the vegan diet is your answer! It’s a fact that a plant-based diet is more environmentally sustainable than a regular diet. The moral aspect of the diet, like the cruelty-free and environment-friendly nature of it,  can help humankind in the long run. 

Cons Of The Vegan Diet: 

Hard To Get Enough Protein:
Unfortunately, a diet that is free of all animal products can lack in providing protein required for the body. Apart from protein, there’s also the lack of vitamin B12 and other important nutrients required for the body. You may have to take these nutrients in the form of other supplements (like seeds or soy). 

Radical Change:

If you are someone who is used to a normal, non-vegetarian diet, it could be a big change for you to switch to a vegan diet. Not just the diet, but this could be a change in the way you dine outside, too! 

Hard To Plan Meals:

Since the vegan diet is still uncommon in India, it can be a task to plan your meals as true vegan choices are very rare while dining out.