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Why Vegan Is Healthy

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The word vegan is tossed around a lot lately, and if you are curious about trying it, you should read this article because we are going to show you why it is a healthy alternative.

We are going to bring you a full revision of the benefits of going vegan, aside from all the buzz it is receiving from media. We remain objective to let you see the real power in opting for veganism as a lifestyle.

We live this lifestyle and that is why Govinda is a gluten free vegan restaurant in Bangkok, because we decided to turn it into our passion.

Clean Your Diet from Toxins

The typical Western diet is full of additives and toxins, which as you can easily guess, are detrimental to your health. Therefore, the switch to a vegan diet is an excellent way to get rid of such toxins, and hence, you will feel better.

In contrast to what we call the standard American diet, opting for a vegan lifestyle will allow you to get nutrients from vegetables and fruits, whereas you will limit your exposure to harmful chemicals and additives that do nothing to help you.

According to the University of Alabama’s research journal, the standard American diet has noxious effects on health:

  • Higher incidence rate of obesity
  • Excessive intake of sugar, solid fats and sodium
  • Higher incidence rate of Parkinson’s disease
  • Linked to cardiac dysfunction
  • Worsens the symptoms of asthma

As you can see, it affects the body in several negative ways, and not only that, but also deteriorates your mental health.

That is why many people who go vegan experience both physical and mental benefits. Therefore, if you want to boost your performance in both areas, then a vegan diet will help you to accomplish it.

However, the key here is to opt for an authentic vegan diet, which is free of ultra-processed food. We take that same approach at Govinda, because we believe it is a mistake to base your vegan diet on ultra-processed vegan products.

It should be full of fresh foods, so you can experience the real benefits of going vegan. Remember to take this approach, and if you are around Bangkok, then you can always visit us to eat a tasty Italian and vegan dish!

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Weight Loss

If your diet is similar or the same as the standard American diet, it is easy to eat too many calories, and therefore, it results in weight gain or the impossibility to lose weight effectively.

As a result of going vegan, you will be eating foods that are denser in nutrients but with less calories, which makes it easy to create a caloric deficit, and yes, it will help you to lose weight.

You still have to track your calories, but vegan makes it much easier, and since you will feel fuller, you will be less prone to overeating.

Therefore, this is another reason why vegan is healthy, because you should already know the many health problems linked to obesity. According to this study, you will be less likely to suffer these diseases:

  • Gallbladder disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Osteoarthritis

If you supplement it with proper training, then you can obtain amazing results, and since you will be getting the nutrients that your body needs, you will be on track onto getting the body you desire.

In fact, you can perform as well on a vegan diet as other diets. This study focused on recreational runners and they saw no difference between vegans, ovo-lacto vegetarians and omnivorous.

Therefore, if you put your vegan diet together with proper resistance training and cardio, you will be able to build/retain your muscle mass, lose fat, and therefore, get nearer to your ideal physique.

Improve Your Appearance

Because of getting rid of toxins, additives and harmful chemicals present in most processed food, you will revitalize your appearance.

You will see it when you lose weight, but also on how your skin will glow and look much softer and younger. That is what happens when you limit your exposure to so many pollutants and start feeding your body with the right nutrients. It creates a visible and powerful change.

As you have seen in the two previous sections, going vegan allows you to exclude tons of harmful toxins and chemicals that interfere with the normal functioning of your body, which also affect the way you look.

In fact, according to studies, a diet high in fruits and vegetables provides protection against skin cancer. A fact that serves to show the great effect of these foods on your skin, and why going vegan will allow you to take such benefits to the maximum.

Therefore, if you want to look simply amazing, then now you know how going vegan will help you. If you supplement it with proper skincare, then the sky is the only limit!

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Bottom Line – Putting It All Together

As you can see, the benefits of going vegan derive from staying away from the many toxins, additives and chemicals that plague the way most people eat, and in addition, from the injection of nutrients that vegetables and fruits provide.

Therefore, as we said in the first section, the key is to opt for a right vegan diet, which is the same philosophy we follow at Govinda, because there is no benefit in going vegan if your foods are ultra-processed, and again, plagued with all the noxious elements that cause ailments and disease in diets like the standard American diet.

Therefore, if you have liked what you read, now you have the reasons to go vegan backed up by proper studies. In the next articles you will find ways to start eating vegan and how to do it the right way, so you can unleash all the benefits it has to offer to your life!

If you have any question, just let us know and we will get back to you!



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