Vegan Side Effects: Healthy Brain & Healthy Heart

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Thanks to Boats of Oats for a succinct but comprehensive post on the benefits of Veganism.

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Vegans are typically health-conscious individuals who, after cutting meat and dairy products from their diet, also choose to eliminate highly processed foods from their diets, even if those food products are vegan (like Spicy Sweet Doritos, for example).  The benefits of following a healthy vegan diet (it’s okay to cheat on your diet with vegan guilty pleasures every now and then) are many, but the most impactful benefits are the benefits to your heart and your brain.

Heart Benefits

  • At least 25% reduced risk of mortality from ischemic heart disease (Source)
  • TMAO, which increases the risk of heart disease, is lower in vegans/vegetarians than in meat eaters (Source)
  • Reduced risk of Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction and Stage B Heart Failure Burden (Source)
  • Reversal of existing coronary artery disease (Source)

Brain Benefits

  • Reduced risk of Parkinson’s Disease (Source)
  • Reduced risk of Alzheimer’s Disease (Source

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About nicolaknits

I love crafty pursuits. I'm vegan, a pacifist, a liberal-minded, home cooking, spiritually inclined yarn addict. I work part-time in a fabric store that also sells a small amount of yarn. British by birth, I emigrated to Canada with my husband and first son about 20 years ago and we now have three man-boys.

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