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10 Life-Changing Health Benefits of Being a Vegan
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From our mood to our immune system, the vegan lifestyle provides us with a vast array of health perks.
Holistic health specialist, nutritionist, raw chef and life coach Geeta Sidhu-Robb shares her top health benefits of following a vegan diet.
1. Nutritional Value
Several studies have reported that vegan diets, when followed correctly, tend to contain more fibre, antioxidants, potassium, magnesium and vitamins A, C and E. Vegan diets are packed full of essential nutrients, but in the absence of meat, it is vitally important that we make sure we are still consuming all of the correct amounts of proteins in other forms.
Protein is made up of small parts called amino acids, which aid your metabolism and help to keep you muscles, skin and organs healthy. Vegan options include nuts, peanut butter, seeds, grains and legumes.
Iron is another key nutrient and plays a crucial role in the production of red blood cells which help to carry oxygen throughout your body. Good sources include or iron includes beans, broccoli, raisins, wheat and tofu.
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