Why You Should Go Vegan For Your Health

One of the main benefits of a vegan diet is the health benefits. A vegan diet can provide optimal nutrition that your body craves, including plant-based protein, vitamins, macronutrients, minerals, and fiber. While excluding the harmful effects that meat might have on your health.

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, people who follow a vegan diet are less likely than meat eaters to develop heart diseasecancerdiabetes, and high blood pressure.  The World Health Organization has even categorized red meats and all processed meat as a group 1 carcinogen, which means that there is strong evidence that processed meats cause cancer. The health concerns are rooted in the fact that meat and dairy are often heavily processed and contain many additives. Meat also naturally contains high levels of cholestrol and animal fat. Meat and dairy are also often contaiminated with fecal matter, blood, and other bodily fluids, which is why animal-derived foods are a main source of food poisoning in the United States.

Why vegan and not just vegetarian?
While vegetarians do not eat meat, they still eat dairy. A vegan diet completly excludes animal products, including dairy products. Dairy is linked to cancer and it's full of saturated fat which is known to lead to heart disease and obesity. 

According to the National Institutes of Health, around 75 percent of the world's population is genetically lactose intolerance, which means they are physically unable to properly digest milk and other dairy products. The human body typically stops producing significant amounts of lactase, the enzyme needed to digest lactose, at around the age of three.