We’ve all heard about different cultures of people around the world living to well over their eighties and nineties, and the common thread amongst them is a mostly plant-based diet! In this post, vegan advocate Jenny Brown shares her perspective on what the long-term benefits of adopting a vegan diet can be in your body.
- Lowered blood pressure
It has been widely studied in clinical trials that acceptance of a plant-based diet full of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables with minimally processed foods and minimal meat (specifically red meat) consumption can lead to lowered systolic blood pressure. Additionally, lowering the amount of rich, fatty foods like butter and cream have a dramatic impact on lowering blood pressure.
- Lowered risk of developing Diabetes
Vegetarians have approximately half the risk of developing diabetes than their non-vegetarian counterparts, and adopting a plant-based diet can significantly help with blood sugar management for diabetics.
These are just two of the physiological health benefits that come from incorporating a long-term vegan diet into your life! Of course, with any lifestyle change, it may be best to ease into any drastic changes to make sure that the positive changes you make are lasting ones. Interested in learning more about plant-based diets? Read Jenny’s article on The Difference Between Vegan and Vegetarian Diets for more information.