Going vegan for your health
We do not need to eat animal products to stay fit and healthy. Far from it. The evidence is conclusive: a balanced, varied, plant-based diet is actually very healthy.
Plant-based foods contain all the nutrients you need and are naturally cholestrol-free, low in saturated fat and high in fibre. Many animal products, especially red meats and processed meats, have been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain types of cancer. Numerous scientific studies have shown that vegans are much less likely to suffer from these diseases. This view is supported by leading authorities including the American Dietetic Association. What’s more, the NHS in the UK is clear that a properly balanced vegan diet is healthy for all age groups, as well as nursing mothers. Read their guidance.