7 surprising facts about veganism
Often people think that Vegetarianism and veganism are the same but in reality; these two are completely different from each other. Most of us think that vegan means being a strict vegetarian which is completely wrong. The fact is a vegan is not just about excluding meat; it’s about avoiding all products related to animals. However, everything in this world has its own pros and cons, and veganism is not different. Here are 7 surprising facts about veganism.
Veganism saves 1100 gallons of water per day
Every vegan diet follower saves 1100 gallons of water per day which is equivalent to 20lbs carbon dioxide, 300 square feet of forested land and one animal’s life.
Veganism is not just about eating vegetables only
The problem with many people is that they proclaim themselves as a vegan once they exclude meat from their food. In reality, veganism means adopting a lifestyle where no animal is harmed directly or indirectly. A strict vegan doesn’t use any dairy products; avoid all clothes that are made on animal skins and all those habits where an animal could lose its life. In short, it’s a lifestyle.
A vegan diet can reduce deadly diseases
Once you start living a vegan life means your body reduces saturated fat intake, animal hormones, and cholesterol. On the other hand, it reduces the risk of cancer, diabetes, and various heart diseases.
Milk is not a part of veganism
Veganism means to stop animal cruelty by anyhow and use of milk in our daily life is itself cruelty towards cows and buffalos. A vegan lifestyle means to rely completely on the plant-based diet, and milk is not for humans. Technically, milk is only for calves and 75 percent people including three out of four Indians can’t digest according to PETA. Even doctors warn that consuming dairy products could cause cardiovascular disease, higher rates of cancer and childhood-onset diabetes.
Coconut oil has higher saturated fats
Often people misunderstood that adopting a vegan lifestyle itself healthy and they don’t need to worry about saturated fats. And to be surprised, coconut oil which is most popular among them due its health benefits has higher rates of saturated fats. In conclusion, too much of anything is bad.
Veganism can badly affect the body
Though it’s still debatable, however, there are certain facts about veganism that affect the body. A vegan requires to make drastic changes in his/her diet, and that means everything of animal origin must be eliminated from the daily lifestyle. It helps to reduce the risk of heart disease, but at the same time, it limits some of the nutrients that your body requires. This affects your body to absorb nutrients efficiently. Also, plant-based diets are not always easy for the body to absorb. Some micronutrients from plant-based diets are hard for the body to utilize, and which is why certain supplements are required to increase vitamin and mineral intake.
Not suitable for everyone
Let’s get real. Veganism is not the right choice for everyone, and even it may be dangerous. However, it is not harmful to all, but there are certain conditions where it needs to be checked if this is the right choice for your health or not. Before going for a vegan lifestyle, you should check whether you have any health complication or not.
For example, if you have Osteoporosis or your family has a history of such diseases, you should rethink before adopting such lifestyles. Because a vegan diet is not enough for calcium and you have to take dairy products to avoid bone disorder.
Even if you are gaining unnecessary weight, obsessed with food or feel sluggish every time, you should go for a medical checkup before adopting a vegan lifestyle.
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