Veganism is a real lifestyle. When we talk about Vegan, the mind immediately goes to the table and to the dishes to eat. In reality, the Vegan philosophy also involves the most common daily choices. From the type of clothes to wear to places to visit. In this article we focus only on what concerns vegan nutrition.
What does it mean to be vegan (or vegan)?
Vegan people are those who consciously decide to eliminate all products of animal origin from their diet. There are many foods banned from the table for vegans.
– Meat and derivatives
– Milk and derivatives
Unlike vegetarian, vegan nutrition is therefore much more restricted.
Pros and cons of vegan nutrition
It is common thought that a vegan diet is characterized by numerous, too many, renounces, and that it can represent a serious and concrete problem for health. In reality, however, many scientific studies have shown the exact opposite. According to these evidences, in fact, the vegan diet, provided it varies, brings numerous benefits to the human body. Specifically, a vegan diet helps prevent cardiovascular diseases, some types of neoplasms (colon, stomach, intestine and respiratory tract in the first place), obesity, hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus. in fact, that a vegan diet helps to keep the weight under control, bringing a greater number of fibers and antioxidants, thanks to the introduction of a greater quantity of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Partial vegan nutrition
Some specialists and scholars, who just do not want to give up food of animal origin, recommend to adopt a vegan diet even for only 2 days a week. Indeed, significant health benefits are evident as a result of this trend. To underline, the lowering of blood sugar levels, triglycerides and the improvement of amino acid synthesis.
The opinion of the Scientific Society of Vegetarian Nutrition
The SSNV confirms the absence of health risks for those who decide to follow a diet completely devoid of food of animal origin. The experts of the Scientific Society of Vegetarian Nutrition have, in fact, taken up all the points against a vegan diet, bringing evidence and studies in favor and confirming the validity of this choice of life.
Vegan nutrition and sport
Being athletic, even at high levels, and following a vegan diet is possible. Indeed, it is even recommended. The performance results are always the same, sometimes even better. For those who practice sports, amateur or professional, the energy for training is essential. As well as mineral salts, vitamins and proteins for muscle recovery. Thanks to the numerous cereals and legumes and large quantities of fruit and vegetables, the vegan diet seems to be absolutely perfect for all sportsmen.