Vegan Diet: Benefits and Contraindications


La diet vegan o Vegan is a diet that excludes completely the products of origin animal.

While in the regime latto-ovo-vegetariano some foods - Which XNUMX cups milk, cheese, eggs e honey - I'm granted, in the vegan diet DON'T are allowed, as well as:

  • Cosmetics e drugs based on experimentation animal o containing ingredients arising from this biological realm;
  • fabrics di set o lana;
  • Vegetable grown by the use of fertilizers di animal origin (blood meal, bone and horn meal, fish meal etc).

Similarly to other diets "nonconformists", even the vegan diet is called one"style of "vita""As anticipated, in fact, vegans respect gods ethical, philosophical principles e political very specific that they go beyond of the power supply, and make use of a series of behavior o habits useful for avoid any form of cruelty towards'environment he men - in that order.

The vegitan diet

More recently, the founders of the vegan eating style have created another one differentiation of the vegan diet, the vegitan, which completely marries all le choices food of vegans but DON'T ne shares i political principles, philosophical od ethical.

Benefits and Advantages

Le motivations for which the vegan diet is collecting a decent amount success they are different.

  1. First, let's remember that some religions/philosophy Eastern aboliscono totally the consumption of animal productstherefore, the conversion is almost automatic.
  2. Secondly, pur DON'T undertaking process spiritual who need the deprivation of these foods, many vegans choose to deprive oneself of it a purpose purely "ethical"At the base of the vegan diet there is therefore a forte respect towards all forms of life, which extends the "right to the same" - as well as to man - also to the creature of the animal world.
  3. Last but not least, the health reasons; the vegan diet makes use of a food choice totally oriented on products of plant origin and therefore regardless from each risk somehow related to the abuse of foods deriving from animals. We would like to clarify, first of all, that it is mostly about "welfare diseases"(dyslipidemia, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperuricemia, coronary heart disease, etc.) associated with overweight e sedentary. The correlation with foods of animal origin is therefore misleading, as it disregards the general lifestyle assumed by the population studied - ergo: a balanced omnivore regime, associated with normal weight and desirable physical activity has the lowest possible risk index.

In this regard, the US doctor Mc Dougall proposes a diet inspired by the vegan diet for fight many of the diseases contemporary attributable to one incorrect nutrition or unbalanced; this is a low-calorie diet plan with a very high fiber content, characterized by the contribution of:

  • 75-87% carbohydrates;
  • 6-15% of proteins (from the biological value compensated by cereals and legumes);
  • 5-10% lipids (0% animal fats; 0% added; 100% intrinsic to plant foods).

In addition to Mc Dugal, too other doctors how Mark and Virginia Messina support the healthiness induced by the vegan diet; they claim that the cardiovascular risk may be reduced greatly reducing the share of all grassi made with thesupply. The two doctors therefore advise to totally discriminate between foods of animal origin but also all alimony di oily vegetable origin (dried fruit, olives, etc.) or in any case fat (such as tofu).

Disputes and Disadvantages

It is clear that any diet similar it is absolutely in imbalance with the royals need dell 'be human, Then potentially harmful in the long term se not compensated artificially.

Turns out insufficient and often needsintegration food or remuneration pharmacological the contribution of:

  • Some vitamins: cobalamin (White. B12), calciferolo (lives. D);
  • Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) ed eicosapentaenoico (EPA-registered household disinfectants) - two very important fatty acids semi-essential omega 3;

e often also di:

  • some essential amino acids;
  • iron, football, zinc, Iodine.

Therefore, the vegan diet DON'T it is a diet advisable, especially in "delicate" periods of life such aschildhood pregnancy, L 'nursing and third Age.

The vegan diet tends to be consumed excessive quantities di dietary fiber and other type antinutrients chelanti (oxalates e phytate) is inhibitors of the protease, favoring the malabsorption of the few nutritional principles introduced.

Il risk cardiovascular associated with the vegan diet is undoubtedly lower compared to a traditional diet containing saturated animal fats e cholesterol, but this does not remove that all the other shortcomings of the case increase significantly the other risk nutritional complications; among these we remember: Osteoporosis, pernicious anemia, anemia sideropenia, hypothyroidism, neuropathies e spina bifida in fetus.

For these reasons, adopting the vegan diet requires careful attention medical supervision able to prevent o fill up any food shortages through the thoughtful use of specific supplements ed fortified foods.

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Zucchini, cocoa and hazelnut cake - cholesterol-free vegan cake

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