A study has found people who follow a vegan diet are more probable to out-live those who eat meat and dairy products.
November is Vegan Month and we all know there is health benefits of veganism, including the research which found people following this diet are more likely to live longer than those who eat meat and dairy.
It is hard to be sure if being a vegetarian helps you live longer, but for sure having a well-planned, balanced diet with sufficient fruit and vegetables is certainly good for you.
According to an interview given to Unilad, Haleh Moravej, a senior lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at Manchester Metropolitan University, said:
“Research suggests vegan diets usually contain more dietary fibre but have less cholesterol and saturated fat.This reduces the risk of many modern chronic diseases such as heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, however, without informed food choices or supplementation, deficiencies may be an issue.Health experts suggest informed and well-planned vegan diets are suitable for all individuals at all stages of life.”
By increasing the share of animal protein in a person’s diet by 10 per cent, it led to a two per cent higher risk of death from all reasons – growing to an eight per cent higher chance of dying from heart disease.