Veganism is everywhere these days, from your Instagram feed to the menu of your favourite café. Even Beyonce has tried it. And, it’s little wonder why given all of the benefits a vegan-diet provides. If you’ve ever considered it, or even if you haven’t, here are four beneficial things that can happen when you stop eating animal products.
- Easy Digestion
Nutritional medicine places a great emphasis on your digestive system — the primary area where we receive the goodness from the foods that we consume. Many animal products are more difficult for the body to digest, forcing your digestive system to work in overdrive which can make you tired. Nutrients from fruits and vegetables are more easily absorbed and are converted into energy quickly to help keep you active and also assist in maintaining optimal health + wellbeing! By fuelling your digestive system with the right support, you’re better able to break down and absorb the nutrients from your food, have more energy and support your immune system in fighting disease.
The Doc’s Chia Seed Pudding with Fresh Fruits & Roast Almonds available from the week 3 Vegan menu. Chia is packed with soluble and insoluble fibre to help maintain and lower cholesterol as well as support digestive health. It’s also high in plant based omega 3 which is essential in maintaining a healthy heart.
- Healthy skin, hair and nails
Plant foods are full of important vitamins and minerals that your skin, hair and nails need to stay strong and healthy. So, make sure you’re getting plenty of Vitamins A, C and E with a vegan-diet!
- Weight loss
Animal products such as dairy and red meat are high in saturated fat. When you replace these more difficult to digest products with plant-based wholefoods, you’ll find that you are consuming fewer calories, have more energy, and feel fuller for longer. This is incredibly helpful if you’re attempting to keep total calories and total food volume down but still provide the support directly to the muscles, liver and immune system, which are critical to ensuring you maintain your health + wellbeing.
If you’re ready to get into shape, our Doctors can personalise the Vegan menu to help you achieve your weight and health goals. Book in now.
One of the Doc’s signature Vegan dinners (available from our week 3 Vegan menu) is the Rice & Blackbean Roast Capsicum with fresh Garden Salad. Black beans are a rich source of protein that can assist with nourishing the immune system. They’re also a good source of fibre that can help to support healthy digestion.
- Reduced risk of diabetes
As plants are naturally rich in fibre and low in saturated fats, a vegan-diet can assist in regulating blood sugar levels. A number of studies have found that a vegan-diet is more effective than any other in reducing weight and blood sugar, and eliminating symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes.
Available from the Doc’s week 1 Vegan menu – Mung Bean Dahl & Wholemeal Pita Bread. Mungbeans are a great source of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals and are low in saturated fat, making them the perfect food for vegetarians or anyone wanting to eat a healthy vegan-diet.
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