Your skin will clear up, for starters.
1. You stand to lose weight
If you are planning to embark on a Vegan diet for environmental and ethical reasons, you’ll be glad to know that this lifestyle benefits your health greatly too. It is very likely that a plant-based diet will help you shed a few pounds because cutting out meat and dairy eliminates a large portion of where most of your calories usually come from. An eating pattern of plant-proteins like tofu, legumes, vegetables and seeds are not likely to let you pack on the pounds- unless of course, you order Vegan takeout on the regular. Junk is not included!
2. Reduced bloating
The elimination of dairy reduces the gas produced in your gut which will alleviate the dreaded bloat after your meals. Dairy replacements like almond milk or coconut yoghurt are not likely to cause gas or discomfort in your lower abdomen, a symptom you may face if you order a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch.
3. Your digestion will improve
An increased intake of vegetables and legumes drastically increases your intake of fibre which will improve your bowel movements. However, if your body is not used to digesting this much fibre, you may initially face minor discomfort which will eventually disappear as your body adjusts to this new diet.
4. You will feel energised
Leafy vegetables provide you all the iron you need. A vegan diet that is plenty of nuts, seeds, legumes and vegetables provide you with an ample amount of protein, minerals and vitamins. As long as most of the food you ingest is fresh and nutritious, a vegan lifestyle will supply your body with the right fuel and reduce the all-too-familiar crash and burn sensation you may face after a hearty chicken roast meal.
5. Your skin clears up
This reason might compel you to stay on track your vegan lifestyle. As dairy causes some people to break out, getting rid of dairy products might benefit your skin by causing fewer breakouts. Eating tons of fresh produce regularly also supply your skin with a wonderful array of vitamins. In fact, you probably won’t have to tell your friends about this lifestyle switch, they will probably be able to tell by your glowing complexion!
6. Your taste buds will sharpen
Cutting meat and dairy out will also have an impact on your taste buds as your mouth no longer experiences the taste and texture that your favourite chicken rice or fish soup has. Your vegan eating routine will eventually result in heightened taste buds. That means thinking about a chickpea salad sandwich now might cause you to scrunch your nose, but 2 weeks on the Vegan diet adjusts your taste buds to savour and appreciate plant-based foods with an enhanced palate.