I am not a Vegan, but every time I hear about animals getting exploited…I wish I could do something about it.
This article is a piece of information for all the moms and ladies who are thinking about going the Vegan route.
What Do You Mean by Veganism and What is It All About?
According to a recent study, it has been found that mothers who follow a vegan diet during their pregnancy period and also those who are raising their young ones are much healthier compared to those who follow a regular diet.
Even though the first official use of the term ‘vegan’ was in the 1940s, the concept of avoiding meat and animal products to have a healthier lifestyle can be traced back to the medieval ages.
The Greek Philosopher Pythagoras was the first person to speak about compassion on all living objects on this planet, especially animals. He, thus, asked his people to follow a vegetarian diet.
The concept of veganism
Veganism can be defined as the practice of refraining from consuming animal products. It’s a chosen way of life which doesn’t include any kind of cruelty to and exploitation of animals, in diet, clothes, etc.
Talking only about food here, veganism excludes milk, eggs, fish, meat, etc.
Difference between Vegetarians and Vegans.
For people who don’t follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, the difference between them can seem murky. Sure, neither diet includes beef, but what about brownies, yoghurt and pizza? And what about all the different variations of vegetarianism? While following these diets takes care and plenty of research, understanding their differences is actually pretty simple.
What do Vegans eat?
A vegan diet consists of grains, beans, legumes vegetables and fruits. All of these are essential for young kids as well as their mothers.
Why mothers need a shift to a Vegan diet?
One significant reason which has inspired a lot of mothers to go vegan is mainly due to the health benefits of such a diet. Moreover, it keeps one’s body in better shape. Researchers have also suggested that going for a vegan diet can create a significant positive impact on your body.
Things to look out for…
There are many things Vegans might be lacking in their diet for instance, dairy products are a major source of calcium and vitamin D, so vegans and vegetarians should eat lots of dark leafy greens (another good source of calcium) and choose foods that are fortified with calcium. If you go vegan, you may also want to consider vitamin D supplements.
Well, vegan diets will offer you a lot of benefits. Especially, for the young mothers who are raising their kids, it will only provide the best nutrient-rich food they can ever have. This can result in health benefits given below:
- Lower sugar levels
A vegan diet helps to maintain a low blood sugar level in your body, resulting in keeping you healthier and happier.
Do you know young kids following a vegan diet are more active and agile compared to others?
- Help in losing excess weight
Many studies have revealed the fact that a woman on a vegan diet tends to lose weight much faster than those who are on a standard weight-loss diet. The prime reason is that a vegan diet tends to reduce the intake of a person’s daily calorie consumption, resulting in an automatic weight-loss. Thus, it aids mothers to maintain a well-toned body.
- Lower risk of heart disease
Mothers who practise veganism also have more than 40% of lower chance of having any heart disease. As the blood sugar levels and cholesterol are kept under control, it lowers the chances for any form of heart problems.
Over the years, more physicians have started to recommend this particular diet to the mothers during their pregnancy and also post that. Many have preferred and experienced first-hand the way their health condition got better after dropping out meat and other animal products. While opting for a vegan diet, balance is the key.
So, get set mommies or the would-be mothers!