This is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in dietary needs, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals. An individual who follows the diet or philosophy is known as a vegan.
The environmental, health and ethical benefits of veganism are beyond astonishing! Which is why Herbalife has ensured they also cater for a Vegan diet too, we’ve included a few key pointers to how opting for a vegan diet could benefit you.
A vegan diet contains only plant-based produce such as vegetables, grains, nuts and fruits - foods made from plants!
A vegan diet can help to achieve your weight loss goals and here is why:
1. Vegan diets are high in fibre
Fibre intake is key for weight loss and overall health, as it helps bowel movements, as well as satisfying our hunger until our next meal - preventing the temptation to snack.
2. Vegan diets are lower in saturated fats
Saturated fats are associated with a higher risk of health problems. By following a vegan diet, saturates are reduced. Instead, they include heart healthy unsaturated fats in your diet and good carbohydrates. These good saturates help to allow for a higher intake of fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
3. Vegan diets are lower in calories
Naturally, you eat fewer calories on a vegan diet, as plant-based foods are lower in calories than animal products. Foods like leafy greens, whole grains, fruits, and beans can be just as filling but contain fewer calories and fats than other diets.
4. Plant based diets provide your body with even more energy
Your body doesn’t have to work as hard to process and breakdown vegan food as it is far more digestible. So not only will it boost your energy levels it can help to motivate you to make healthier lifestyle choices, such as exercising more regularly.
Herbal Plan offers a variety of products suitable for all dietary requirements, whilst providing you with the nutrition you need to be able to achieve your health goals.
Check out this video of Danni telling you all about our favourite vegan product, the Tri-Blend Select 😋
P.s. Have you seen our full vegan range of products for weight loss 👀
& did you know, all of our Formula 1 shakes are vegan too!