By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Diet. At Monday, April 29th 2019, 06:14:40 AM.
Iodine is a part of thyroid hormones, which assist regulate metabolism, growth, and function of key organs. Vegans may not get adequate iodine and may be at danger of deficiency and possibly even a goiter. In addition, foods such as soybeans, Cruciferous vegetables, and sweet potatoes may develop a goiter. However, only 1/4 teaspoon of iodized salt a day gives a significant amount of iodine. One plan to transition to a vegetarian diet is to slowly reduce the meat in your diet while increasing fruits and vegetables. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started:
Here is what several key studies have to say about vegan‐ism: In one study, 99 participants with Type 2 diabetes followed either a vegan diet or a diet based on American Diabetes Association guidelines. After 22 weeks, the vegans lost an average of 13 pounds versus 9 in the ADA group, according to findings published in 2006 in Diabetes Care. If you are overweight, losing just 5 to 10 percent of your current weight can help stave off some diseases.
Vegan‐ism only has rules on what you can and cannot eat, but that does not mean you should not exercise. No matter the diet, the more you move, the quicker you will see the pounds come off – and you will reduce your risk of developing diabetes, heart problems and other chronic diseases. Adults are generally encouraged to get at least 2 1/2 hours of moderate-intensity activity (like brisk walking) each week, along with a couple days of muscle-strengthening activities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers tips to get you started.
When you go out ‐ whether it’s exercising a couple of miles through your neighborhood or lifting weights in your living room — your body needs clean sources of energy to build lean muscle mass and help you recover quickly. A diet chock‐full of meat and animal by-products could slow this process.