A vegan lifestyle is much more than what we eat. Here are three ways veganism will give you instant benefits!
As if vegans did not praise this enough, a vegan diet is extremely diet. Some may disagree, but the fact is that just like any other diet, if you don’t eat good, then you won’t be healthy. Two things that Americans often have issues with are high saturated fat and low fiber. Vegan foods typically have less saturated fat and are high in fiber, which is great news! We should be consuming 25 to 30 grams of fiber on a daily basis. There is no doubt that vegan diets ever miss that quota.
Vegan foods also have an increased amount of phytochemicals. Phytochemicals have protective or disease preventive properties. Phytochemicals are associated with hormonal action, stimulation of enzymes, interference with DNA replication, physical action, bacteria and antioxidants!
That’s right, healthy foods being expensive is a total myth. It all depends on what and where you are buying from. Since a lot of fast food places do not serve vegan foods, vegans tend to prep their meals at home. Check out this comparison of meal costs between meat-eaters and vegans. Another fact is that fruit, grains, and vegetables are the least expensive food items to purchase in a grocery store. Who knew?
Wise is another characteristic of becoming a vegan! From all of the struggles of shopping for vegan foods, we actually learn how to become a strategic shopper. For instance, we have to consciously think about what we can buy on our grocery trips. From varying produce availability to specific ingredients to alter our recipes, we have to often plan out what we buy. This helps to save money from compulsive purchases and buying in bulk.