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Animal welfare and environmental reasons aside, Why should i go Vegan? will going vegan Improve my physical and mental condition more than being a vegetarian? Or is there something i am not taking into account.
 

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I know for me personally cutting dairy out of my diet had a huge effect on my health and overall well being. It's possible I was slightly allergic to it without ever realizing it because when I stopped drinking milk I noticed some stomach issues I was having cleared up, and I felt less phlegmy and had clearer skin.<br><br>
This link from the PCRM has some good info on health concerns related to dairy: <a href="http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/vegdiets/health-concerns-about-dairy-products" target="_blank">http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/veg...dairy-products</a><br><br>
As for eggs I know they have a lot of cholesterol, and who needs more of that?
 

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I know for me personally cutting dairy out of my diet had a huge effect on my health and overall well being. It's possible I was slightly allergic to it without ever realizing it because when I stopped drinking milk I noticed some stomach issues I was having cleared up, and I felt less phlegmy and had clearer skin.<br><br>
This link from the PCRM has some good info on health concerns related to dairy: <a href="http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/vegdiets/health-concerns-about-dairy-products" target="_blank">http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/veg...dairy-products</a><br><br><br>
As for eggs I know they have a lot of cholesterol, and who needs more of that?</div>
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thanks, what about none dairy and egg things like honey?
 

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health benefits of going vegan:<br>
- avoid all dietary sources of cholesterol<br>
- likely reduce dietary saturated fat intake<br>
- avoid residual hormones and antibiotics that are found in many cow's milk (and their products)<br>
- some people report improvement in physical ailments (clearer skin, more energy, improved sexual function, etc.)<br>
- <a href="http://nutritionfacts.org/videos/bristol-stool-scale/" target="_blank">better bowel movements</a><br>
- reduce risk of salmonella poisoning (from eggs)<br>
- less risk of <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/facts.html#whatfoods" target="_blank">food poisoning</a> overall (unless you go raw vegan, then the risk goes up again, but it's still due to contamination from animal sources)<br>
- vegans tend to have lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, lower triglycerides than vegetarians or nonveg*ns. Vegans also tend to have lower BMIs.(<a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/dxmarkers" target="_blank">source</a>)<br><br>
mental health benefits:<br>
- some people report having a clearer head and stronger ability to concentrate<br>
- many people say they have a clearer conscience because being vegan helps them align their values with their habits<br>
- some people report a spiritual awakening or cleansing as a result of going vegan
 

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After transitioning from vegetarian to vegan, my health definitely improved. My skin cleared up, my weight stabilized, and I just generally felt better.<br>
I found a greater sense of well-being, and it brought me more closely aligned with the spiritual side of myself (living the least-harm principle).
 
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