Whilst you are struggling with your sicknesses, allergies, low energy levels, poor skin days and excess weight, your vegan friend or workmate is thriving and looking slim and happy. How can this be? How can a person who omits meat and dairy from their diet be looking so healthy? Perhaps the vegan diet is the solution after all…
Is the vegan diet healthy?
The majority of folks will say no when asked “Is the vegan diet healthy?” This is likely based on their accumulated beliefs over time thrown at them via the media, books, so-called nutrition experts, and even well-meaning family and friends. Most people honestly believe that if a person were to adopt a vegan lifestyle and eliminate meat and dairy products from their diet, they would be lacking important nutrients and minerals from their diet – especially protein. Therefore, their health will suffer.
But wait a minute… you are the one whose health is suffering. You are the one who is suffering from weight issues, lethargy, a lack of energy, a sick body and a down-trodden face. And most of your friends, family and workmates also are suffering from bad health and various body issues. Therefore, you must agree that you must be doing something wrong.
If you are lucky enough to be acquainted with some vegans, you will likely notice that they have several things in common. First of all, a long-term vegan will pretty much always be lean. They will not be overweight. Secondly, a vegan will often have a lot of energy and an obvious zest for life. Thirdly, they will look very healthy and their skin and hair will be of excellent condition. Basically from your observation, you will have determined that a vegan is healthy. The benefits of a vegan diet are clearly evident. Therefore, they must be doing something right!
Benefits of a Vegan Diet
As you’ve likely observed, a vegan will be slim and lean, have excellent problem-free skin, strong and healthy hair, amazing energy levels, are creative, and have a passion for life. These are just some of the observable benefits of the vegan diet. There are obviously many other benefits of veganism that you do not know of.
Some other perks of veganism include inner peace and contentment, having a happy and easy-going vibe, no more digestive problems including bloating, flatulence and stomach upsets (often caused by meat and dairy), a strong purpose and focus in life, and the feeling that you are doing something great for your mind and body.
So, is the vegan diet healthy? From observation and evidence, the answer is yes. From the perspective of a closed mind and a blind eye, the answer is no. But after evaluating the health and well-being of a long-term vegan – what would you say?