How Your Body Reacts to Veganism

November 21, 2019

How your body reacts to Veganism - Leafy Souls Vegan Blog

More energy, less congestion, better skin, and higher libido are only some of the positive reasons for a vegan diet.

Your skin starts to glow

A tan-like "glow" on our skin, especially if you're eating a lot of beta-carotene rich foods like carrots and sweet potatoes.

 

More frequent trips to the bathroom

Most vegan foods (especially whole foods like fruits and veggies) are higher in water content, and they are a total fibre-rich powerhouse! I've heard from readers that used to have days and days of constipation that were suddenly going once a day or more.

 

Clearer skin

Three to six months into a vegan diet, Medlin says that many will experience clearer skin, which can include drastically reduced (or cured) acne and a “healthy glow.” However, she noted that at this point, some may be heading toward a vitamin D deficiency if they do not get regular sun exposure or they have not been eating fortified foods. Vitamin D is essential in supporting bone health, and it has also been linked to reduced risk for depression and even cancer, though further studies are needed. 

According to Dr. Michael Holick of Boston University, 10 to 15 minutes of direct sunlight between 10 am – 3 pm daily is an adequate source, given the temperature is above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. For those sensitive to the sun or who live in cloudier climates, many bowls of cereal and plant-milks are fortified, and supplements are also an easy option.

 

Shinier hair and stronger nails

Many people report experiencing strong, healthy nails after adopting a vegan diet. This is because foods such as millet, cucumbers, and radishes contain silica, and this helps to deliver nutrients to your hair, skin, and nails and works towards keeping them strong and healthy. 

Vitamins such as biotin and omega-3 can help to promote healthy hair and nail growth, so if your nails are weak and brittle, it may be worthwhile adding a supplement to your routine, such as the vegan supplements from Vitabiotics. However, omega-3 can also easily be found in natural, plant-based foods. 

 

Increased energy

Did you know that adopting a vegan diet could leave you feeling more spritely and full of energy? This is one of the main benefits that you’ll notice once you switch to plant-based foods.

Heavy foods that are high in processed fats and sugars can leave you feeling tired and sluggish, and animal products are more difficult for our guts to digest, which can also contribute to tiredness.

On the other hand, foods that are rich in healthy fats, minerals and vitamins can make you feel more energised and awake. Many plant-based foods such as hemp seeds, goji berries and tempeh are rich in these nutrients, and thus can give you that much-needed boost of energy.


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