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The problem with the growing popularity of veganism

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I’m aware that many people turn to veganism due to the mistreatment of many animals on factory farms. Many of these people may also be interested in the health benefits of a primarily plant-based diet. There are also a number of people who become vegan in order to improve their health and prevent diseases.

Unfortunately, due to the increasing popularity of the vegan diet, the food industry is responding with a proliferation of vegan processed foods. Now, it’s possible that I’m wrong and the health benefits of following a vegan diet can be attributed to the discontinuation of the consumption of meat products. However, I’m pretty confident that most of the health benefits of a vegan diet can be more attributed to the consumption of whole foods and the decreased consumption of processed crap.  I suspect that as veganism becomes more mainstream there will be fewer health benefits associated with it.

If you’ve decided to follow a vegan diet I hope that you’re taking more into consideration than just the removal of animal products from your menu. Consider also what you’re putting into your body. This goes for everybody, vegan or not, the majority of your meals should come from whole foods that you’ve prepared yourself.

Author: Diana

I'm a registered dietitian from Nova Scotia, living and working in Ontario, Canada. My goal is to help people see food and nutrition from a different perspective and understand that nutrition and health are not necessarily a result of personal choice.

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