By Abigail Carroll. Vegetarian Diet. At Saturday, May 04th 2019, 21:55:07 PM.
In fact, one study in nearly 61,000 people showed that vegans were 2.6 times less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than omnivores. A vegan diet may also reduce osteoarthritis symptoms — including joint pain and swelling — and your risk of certain cancers, such as those of the breast and prostate. Vegan diets are associated with many benefits, including improved heart health, faster short-term weight loss, enhanced blood sugar control, less joint pain, and a decreased risk of cancer.
Here are some tips for getting started on the vegan diet:You do not have to go cold turkey. You could start by preparing a couple meat‐free dishes each week and gradually make more substitutions – tofu in stir-fry instead of chicken, say, or grilled veggie burgers instead of beef.If your aim is also weight loss, amp up your exercise routine and eat fewer calories than your daily recommended max.Feature vegetables in your meals. Loading up your plate with veggies will give you plenty of vitamins and fiber, which can help you feel satisfied.
Omega-3 fatty acids, primarily those found in oily fish, can help maintain a healthy heart and reduce the risk of heart disease when eaten as part of a healthy diet.Sources of omega‐3 fatty acids suitable for vegans include: flaxseed (linseed) oil,rapeseed oil,soy oil and soy-based foods, such as tofu, walnuts. Evidence suggests that plant sources of omega‐3 fatty acids may not have the same benefits in reducing the risk of heart disease as those in oily fish. But if you follow a vegan diet, you can still look after your heart by eating at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day, cutting down on food that is high in saturated fat, and watching how much salt you eat.