Vegan Diet

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A vegan diet is the best diet to follow because it can prevent and reverse some of the top killer diseases. Michael Greger, M.D, indicates the thought that surrounding one’s diet around plant-based fixtures can be more effective than medication and surgery and even reduce the effects or spread of diseases within the body. He claims that the food a person consumes is a package deal and can be used as a form of healing methods (par. 1). With this idea, he proclaims that out of all diets followed within the world, a vegan diet can reduce the risks of some of the worst diseases in the world, such as heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, but was found to be almost nonexistent in those individuals who surrounded …show more content…
Shockingly, he even ensures that a vegan diet can assist with averting and reducing the risk of certain cancers within the body such as prostate cancer, cervical cancer, kidney cancer and colon cancer due to the anti-aging, anti-cancer antioxidants, fiber and phytochemicals found in the organic produce one consumes as a vegan. Diabetes is a progressing epidemic occurring in America. According to Caroline Wilbert, “A vegan diet may do a better job of reducing cardiovascular disease in diabetic patients than a diet recommended by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), according to a new study” (WebMD Health News par. 1). Essentially, although diabetes is not cured through a diet, those who follow a plant based diet typically consume fewer calories and less fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol as well as having lower BMI, which is a body mass index. In America, 1.4 million people are diagnosed with diabetes every year and remains the 7th leading cause of death in the United States and can be caused through genetics but strongly through the diet of a …show more content…
Experts proclaim that eating a vegan diet provides one with healthy balances of carbohydrates, fiber, magnesium, potassium, folate, antioxidants, phytochemicals and protein. Also, a vegan diet reduces saturated fats which are normally found in dairy and meat products and can help immensely with cardiovascular health. Eating healthy carbohydrates can prevent the burning of muscle tissue. A vegan diet is normally high in fiber which leads to healthier bowel movements and can fight against colon cancer. Keeping a high potassium diet as a vegan is very beneficial because potassium balances the water and acidity in the body and stimulates the kidneys to rid of toxins (Winston J. Craig para. 4). Although there is the idea that these nutrients can be found in any diet, it is proven that even though that may be true, they do not bring the benefits a vegan diet will. By eating these foods and providing your body with these nutrients, one can have the most efficient and healthy life. Meat and dairy products may provide energy and taste well, but also have negative products within them such as ammonia and arsenic. According to Michael Greger, M.D, a plant-based diet can detoxify the body of pollutants. Eating foods low on the food chain can reduce the exposure to dietary antibiotics and industrial toxins. When animals are in the slaughterhouse, they are exposed to harmful chemicals that can increase

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