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World Vegan Day: Everything you need to know about pros and cons of veganism

Published on Nov 01, 2022 11:57 AM IST
  • World Vegan Day was first celebrated on November 1, 1994 to promote veganism and a vegan diet. This was the day 'The Vegan Society' was established.
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World Vegan Day is observed anually on November 1 with an aim to prevent the exploitation of animals to satisfy ones own needs. This year, the theme will be based on the animal rights-focused campaign 'Future Normal.' Being a vegan is to follow a plant-based diet and avoid meat and any kind of animal products at all. Here are a few pros and cons of the diet that you probably didn't know about.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 01, 2022 11:57 AM IST

World Vegan Day is observed anually on November 1 with an aim to prevent the exploitation of animals to satisfy ones own needs. This year, the theme will be based on the animal rights-focused campaign 'Future Normal.' Being a vegan is to follow a plant-based diet and avoid meat and any kind of animal products at all. Here are a few pros and cons of the diet that you probably didn't know about.(Pexels)

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Improve blood sugar levels: Following a vegetarian or vegan diet can help improve blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity since vegan foods tend to be lower in saturated fat and higher in fibre.(Pexels) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Improve blood sugar levels: Following a vegetarian or vegan diet can help improve blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity since vegan foods tend to be lower in saturated fat and higher in fibre.(Pexels)

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Decreased chance of heart disease: Several studies have linked veganism to better cholesterol levels, reduced inflammation and lower rates of heart disease.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Decreased chance of heart disease: Several studies have linked veganism to better cholesterol levels, reduced inflammation and lower rates of heart disease.(Unsplash)

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Weight loss: Eliminating meat and any kind of animal products and following a vegan diet can help you lose weight and lower your cholesterol levels since it includes a variety of nutritious food.(Pixabay) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Weight loss: Eliminating meat and any kind of animal products and following a vegan diet can help you lose weight and lower your cholesterol levels since it includes a variety of nutritious food.(Pixabay)

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Lack of Iron: Vegans and vegetarians are at higher risk of iron deficient anemia. Plant foods contain an iron called non-heme iron which is much less absorbable by the body.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Lack of Iron: Vegans and vegetarians are at higher risk of iron deficient anemia. Plant foods contain an iron called non-heme iron which is much less absorbable by the body.(Unsplash)

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Increase Risk of Leaky Gut: Legumes are packed with antinutrients including lectins and phytales which increase intestinal permeability, also known as leaky gut.(Twitter/mymycolab_llc) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Increase Risk of Leaky Gut: Legumes are packed with antinutrients including lectins and phytales which increase intestinal permeability, also known as leaky gut.(Twitter/mymycolab_llc)

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Increased risk of depression: Several studies have linked veganism with depressions. Vegans might be at a higher risk from depression since their diet has a sharp decline in a food source of omega-3 fatty acids which is found in fish or fish oils.(File Image (Getty Images)) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Increased risk of depression: Several studies have linked veganism with depressions. Vegans might be at a higher risk from depression since their diet has a sharp decline in a food source of omega-3 fatty acids which is found in fish or fish oils.(File Image (Getty Images))

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