Is being a vegan healthy?

the truth about veganism

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what is a vegan?

A vegan is a type of vegetarian. They are against using and eating any type of animal derived product. That includes meat eggs and dairy-products. Vegans also avoid products that were tested on animals, along with non-food products like furs, leather, and wool. Vegans,like any other diet, have a main food group: grains, fruits/ vegetables, and legumes.

The downside of vegan diets

First of all, humans are naturally omnivores so we functions best by eating meat and plants. But strictly eating plants that causes a lack in nutrients. people who stop eating meat and dairy products are at risk of not getting enough calcium, vitamin D, protein, vitamin B12, zinc and iron in their diets. Another flaw is that there are so many restrictions on vegans. Beside the diet restrictions on what yo can and can't eat, there are product restrictions. Products made with any type of animal product are not allowed to be used like cosmetics, gum, medicines and more.

the pros of veganism

While people say vegans are unhealthy, it does have its ups. Vegans often have low rates of obesity, and on average weigh 5 to 20 percent less than meat eaters. Studies show lower rates of certain cancers, especially colon cancer and reduced risk of type II diabetes and lower incidents of cardiovascular disease. Also with new technologies food as been developed to meet overall nutrition needs and be vegan friendly at the same time. Vegan diets can also be cheap because they are based around ingredients that can be purchased cheaply in large amounts like beans, grains, and nuts.

But what should I do?

In the long run you have to choose. If you feel killing animals is wrong and you are willing to sacrifice all animal related products, then do it! Or if you don't want to give up all the foods you have come to love then don't! It's your body and you can do you what you want with it. You have all the facts to make whichever decision you choose.