Variety of food options:
Although it may seem as if there are not many food options for vegans, there is actually an abundance of choices. Once you stop eating meat and animal products, the variety of vegetables, beans and grains become a staple. There are many vegan cafés, grocery stores and products that are all over the DMV that have made eating vegan quite easy.
You can eat larger portions:
Since the majority of the foods vegans consume are water based, it takes much more food to fill you up. It is very convenient to buy fruit in bulk, and frozen fruit is always a great option as well. Since fruit and vegetables are high in fiber, you feel fuller much longer. The sugars found in fruits are complex so it takes longer for our bodies to digest them, keeping you fuller longer.
You never have to worry about eating enough nutrients:
Vegetables provide an array of nutrients including the B vitamins, vitamin B6, antioxidants, vitamins C and E, riboflavin. Most fruits are low in calorie, fat and sodium, but high in fiber, potassium and vitamin C.
By cutting out milk and dairy you are instantly benefiting your health. There are many cons to eating meat such as high cholesterol, and an increased risk of cancer. Many argue that meat and dairy are necessary to receive enough protein and nutrients, but it can all be found in fruits, vegetables and grains. There are many health benefits to becoming a vegan, including, increased energy, younger skin and an overall better health. Before you judge the “extreme” diet, you should definitely continue to look into it.