It seems that everyone is going vegan these days- from politicians to physicians, from Olympian medalists to Oscar winners. It used to be hard to find a vegan meal in most places. Today, vegan restaurants are popping up everywhere and it’s easier and more convenient than ever to be vegan. If you are considering a plant-based diet, here are 10 reasons to do it now and three things to watch out for.
Benefits of Veganism:
1. Lower cholesterol. The Portfolio diet study demonstrated that 4 weeks on a plant-based diet lowered LDL cholesterol by 30%. This makes the vegan diet as effective as taking Lipitor.
2. Lower blood pressure. The Adventist Study examined the diets of 70,000 people over 12 years. It showed that vegans have lower systolic and diastolic blood pressures than meat eaters.
3. Treat and reverse diabetes. Dr Neal Barnard’s study showed that the vegan diet improved blood sugar 4 times better than the often recommended American Diabeti...