Why Go Vegan?
There are many reasons to go Vegan.
Do you eat animal products right now? Maybe you don't eat meat, but eat dairy or eggs? Well, we think you should cut it all out. Regardless of your fitness discipline, or lack thereof, going Vegan is a great move.
You'll look, feel, and BE stronger!
People will argue that plant proteins are incomplete sources. Only animal proteins provide all the essential amino acids for muscle growth. They'll argue that you'll never be as strong, being that it just isn't possible to get enough protein.
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Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet:
Meat eaters are at a higher risk of colorectal and prostate cancers. The vegan diet consists of far higher volumes of legumes, fruits, and vegetables, fiber, and vitamin C. These are believed to protect against a variety of cancers.
Calcium is important for bone and dental health.
For a vegan, figs, kale, spinach, black-eyed peas, and turnip greens can be excellent sources of calcium.
Vegan milk alternatives are becoming more widely available, such as soy milk, almond milk, and even vegan cheese.
Bones also need vitamins D and K, potassium, and magnesium. Soy, fruit, and some vegetables contain appropriate amounts of these nutrients without the health risks of animal fats. Daily exposure to the sun also enables the body to make vitamin D.
Vegans have also shown more efficient absorption of calcium and bone metabolism, the process through which new bone tissue is formed.
Why is it that in Sweden, they consume more dairy per capita than any other country on Earth, yet they also have the highest rates of Osteoporosis? For the average American, dairy is the go-to source of calcium. This is pretty much entirely based on propaganda from the dairy industry. Acidity in foods like eggs and dairy is widdling your bones away, especially dairy.
Cholesterol is inevitable when eating animal products. It's true that we need some cholesterol. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that's found in all cells of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest foods.Cholesterol comes from two sources. Your body (specifically your liver) makes all the cholesterol you need. The rest you get from foods from animals. For example, meat, poultry and full-fat dairy products contain cholesterol (called dietary cholesterol).
Lower levels of harmful cholesterol mean that vegans have a lower risk of mortality from stroke and ischemic heart disease than people who eat meat.
Michael A. Klaper, M.D., is an American physician, author, and veganism advocate. Klaper graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in 1972 and served his medical internship at Vancouver General Hospital with the University of British Columbia. He also studied obstetrics at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Klaper has a presentation on all the health dangers of eating animal products.
Watch his presentation: