What is the Vegan diet?
The vegan diet consists of not consuming any food of animal origin, or any product obtained from the animal even if it does not cause the death of it. Do not consume milk or derivatives, eggs, honey, type manufactured products, pastries or cookies that contain milk or eggs, butters, margarines, chocolates, or even beers or wines with traces of animal protein.
- The amount of vegetables and fruits in the diet is increased. By eliminating everything that comes from animal origin, emphasis is placed on the world of vegetables and fruits, which provide us with many vitamins and allow greater absorption of micronutrients and antioxidants.
- Logically, by not consuming meat, we reduce the consumption of saturated fats more present in this type of food.
- The vegan diet helps keep cholesterol at bay and is more linked to a greater reduction in cardiovascular risk.
- It also helps us prevent excess weight and obesity and metabolic diseases such as type II diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension.
- Fiber intake is increased and intestinal transit is improved, giving us a greater feeling of satiety and helping to prevent obesity.
- Vegetable proteins provide us with minerals, fiber and compounds such as isoflavones. polyphenols and flavonoids with beneficial properties (antioxidants, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory).
- The vegan diet, in addition to playing its role in reducing the risks of certain diseases, can also help reduce the onset of migraine attacks. Migraines are often related to our diets, and food is a common trigger. Foods like chocolate and cheese are also common culprits. Vegan diets, especially organic ones, are much purer and less likely to trigger migraine attacks.