You know summer's the perfect time to switch to flip-flops, but did you know it's also the right time to change your diet? Being outdoors more often—and sweating—ups your risk for health problems such as dehydration, skin sensitivities, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.Summer is here yet again so while on one hand kids are excited about holidays, on the other hand everyone is cursing the heat. And it has just begin and its yet to get hotter by May. You would want to consider lighter shades of color in clothing and probably going vegan this summer. Wait till you hear me out!
You could consider staying healthy this summer by going vegan. You’ll experience important benefits, such as weight loss, increased energy levels, lowering your risk for multiple diseases, and living longer. Losing weight and feeling great is easy when you adopt a vegan diet!
Here are 7 reasons and tips to get you through summer:
1. You would want to consider the fact that vegans are on an average 10-20 pounds lighter than the meat eaters. Of course, it’s possible to be an overweight vegan, just as it’s possible to be a thin meat-eater. But on average, vegans are nine times less likely to be obese than meat- eaters are.
2. Studies reveal that you can even live longer by going vegan! Vegetarians and vegans live, on average, six to 10 years longer than meat-eaters do.
3. Studies have shown that a healthy vegan diet—rich in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables—can stop and even reverse heart disease.That’s why people following a plant-based diet have 2.5 times fewer cardiac events, including heart attacks, strokes, bypass surgery and angioplasty.
4. Eating less fried food like french fries will keep your skin cleaner this summer. This is the season for boils and pimples so one way of avoiding it could be choosing the right diet.
5. Fruits and vegetables help! Eating them raw will keep the intake of vitamin C high. "Eat local, in-season fruits. Their nutrients are at their peak in the summer," says Julie Kaye, MPH, RD, CDN, a registered dietitian in New York City. "But they're not the only foods that will help your body look and feel its best during the hottest time of year." Also leave steamed veggies behind and fill up on fresh, raw spinach and kale come summer to save your skin.