Your individual health is an elaborate equation that consists of many different variables. Some of them, like genetics, are out of your control. However, what you choose to put in your body is a conscious decision that you make multiple times every day.
If you are looking for a diet that will improve your health in a variety of ways, it may be time to explore what vegan has to offer.
Veganism is strictly centered around a 100% whole food, plant-based diet. By increasing the amount of whole foods that you eat, you are increasing your fiber intake. Fiber-rich foods make you feel fuller for longer periods of time, decreasing the amount of daily calories that you consume. They also help promote bowel health and cholesterol management.
However, the caveat is that, despite whatever diet you are on, your body still needs nutritional balance. Here are a few books that will educate you about attaining optimal health and energy levels while on a vegan diet:
The Plant Based Diet for Beginners by Gabriel Miller
The Vegan Starter Kit by Neal D Barnard MD FACC
The minerals, polyphenols, antioxidants, and fiber packed into plant-based foods help your body defend against diabetes and manage glucose levels. Products that are derived from animals often have higher levels of saturated fat, a common dietary factor linked to heart disease and insulin resistance. Vegan diets, however, are high in unsaturated fats and can help stabilize blood sugar levels which lends itself well to reversing or even preventing diabetes.
Healthy at Last: A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses by Eric Adams
Forks Over Knives by Del Sroufe
Estimates reveal that up to 33% of cancer diagnoses could possibly be prevented by focusing on nutritional and dietary habits. A study of 70,000 volunteers revealed that those who ate a strictly plant-based vegan diet had the lowest cancer rates. Vegan diets are typically comprised of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains. These foods have special plant chemicals (phytochemicals) that make cells more resilient. Plant-based foods also contain large servings of fiber, which plays an important role in removing potentially cancer causing waste from the digestive system.
Eat Real to Heal by Nicolette Richer
Fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are the cornerstone of a healthy vegan diet. These same plant-based foods are also stacked with anti-inflammatory properties, which help ease the pain and reduce the joint swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
The Anti-Inflammatory Diet & Action Plans by Dorothy Calimeris
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