Vegetarian Diets and Health – Are Vegan Diets Healthier Than Soya Foods?
There has been a huge amount of research into the “healthiness” of vegetarian diets. While there are many people who maintain that vegetarian diets are healthy, there are also those who dispute this statement.
The Vegan Diet is touted as the best diet by some, but is it really? When evaluating vegan diets for their health benefits, it is important to take a close look at the type of foods that are included in these diets.
Most vegans avoid soya foods as well as red meat and dairy products. They do eat fish, but they do not eat pork or poultry. This is not to say that all of these foods are bad for you, but that they are included in the song and pork products which are generally allowed in soya-based vegan diets.
However, the soya foods include tofu, which contain protein, but also contains a large amount of fat, as well as other chemicals. A lot of the soya foods are also made from corn, which also has a high glycemic index.
This means that the soya foods are digested slowly, making them not only unhealthy, but also resulting in some degree of “feeling” bloated after eating them. There is also an issue with soy foods causing allergic reactions to the fat content of the soy foods, as well as the soy milk and other soy products used in some foods.
Also, there are the soya foods which contain a large amount of carbon dioxide, or “bloating”, which can result in shortness of breath. These soy foods have many of the same chemical compounds that cause various problems in the human body.
Among these are caffeine, which can cause heart disease, greentea, which can increase risk of cancer, and even artificial colors and flavors. There are some foods which contain high amounts of artificial colorings, as well as chemicals found in pesticides and fertilizers, which can also cause problems with the body.
Most vegetarians eat some foods to get calcium. However, the soy foods have chemicals which can cause calcium deficiencies.
There are those who maintain that a vegan diet is actually better than a meat-free diet, because they believe that a meat-free diet does not contain enough vitamins and minerals to be effective. However, these soy foods will still contain high levels of chemicals which have detrimental effects on the body.
So, are vegan diets healthier than the soya foods? No.
In fact, they are probably worse than the soya foods. And, a combination of foods which include high amounts of the chemicals, as well as saturated fats, processed foods, and unnatural flavorings, is simply going to make the vegan diet a poor choice for anyone.
A vegan diet which consists of only vegetables and salads is much healthier than one that consists of fast food, cakes, chips, soda, and chocolate. A vegan diet which includes soya foods, as well as red meat, also contains more chemicals and toxins, as well as saturated fats, than any other diet.