One registered dietician shared the health benefits of going vegan:
“There are a few potential nutrition benefits of a vegan diet:
1. Eating less meat and more plant-based foods is good for your heart and shows a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
2. Subbing plant-based foods for meat can help with weight management.
3. Eating more plants means more fiber, which studies show most of us don’t get enough of.
4. It provides a few benefits for the environment.”
-Jamie Feit, MS, RD, and Expert at Testing.com.
Another expert shared tips on how to properly follow a vegan diet:
“While a vegan diet decreased intake of animal based saturated fats and potentially inflammatory elements of animal protein, you have to work a little bit harder to get enough protein in your diet, you can struggle to get enough iron that your body can use, and cannot get enough Vitamin B-12 from food sources of nutrition. That being said, if you would like to try following a vegan diet, I highly suggest working with a Registered Dietitian to ensure you are supplementing appropriately and making healthful choices.”
-Ricci-Lee Hotz, MS, RDN, and Expert at Testing.com.