We choose a diet depending on our goals to achieve. According to a recent study, if your goal is to loose some weight or lower your cholesterol levels, then your better choice is a vegan diet!
The study found out that a low-fat vegan diet helps to achieve better results in weight, body composition, insulin sensitivity and cholesterol levels, compared with a Mediterranean diet. On the other hand, the Mediteranean diet led to better results in decreasing blood pressure compared to the vegan diet.
The researchers believe that the vegan diet most likely led to weight loss because of a reduction in calorie intake, an increase in fiber intake, and a decrease in (saturated) fat consumption. In the study the Mediterranean diet didn’t cause weight loss probably because of the inclusion of fatty fish, dairy products and oils.
To come to these findings, the study tested the influence of a vegan diet and a Mediterranean diet on overweight participants with no history of diabetes, who followed each diet for 16 weeks.
If you get inspired by these findings and decide to try a vegan diet to loose some weight and/or improve your health, please be aware of some possible nutrient deficiencies (like B12, iodine, calcium and protein) a vegan diet may cause, if not followed properly.
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