A PLANT-BASED DIET AND THE POSITIVE EFFECTS ON HEALTH

Vegan and vegetarian diets have the potential to prevent most modern lifestyle diseases, which is why an increasing number of doctors and health institutions promote plant-based nutrition.

  • Vegan athlete running

    A vegan diet for athletes and sportspeople

    Nutrition plays a key role in athletic performance. A vegan diet has numerous advantages for athletes and sportspeople, allowing them to optimise their results. If planned correctly, plant-based eating can provide the full range of nutrients required by an active body.

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  • Thai noodle salad

    The advantages of a plant-based diet

    Numerous studies have shown the preventive potential of following a plant-based diet. As a result, plant-based eating is increasingly recommended by scientists and nutrition societies around the world as a healthy diet that, if followed on an ongoing basis, can reduce the risk of many lifestyle diseases.

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  • Hypertension – eating the right diet to lower high blood pressure

    Hypertension – commonly known as high blood pressure – is one of the most common diseases in industrialised countries. 40% of people over age 25 are affected by the disease, which is a major risk factor for cardiovascular and renal diseases. A plant-based diet is suitable for both the prevention and treatment of hypertension.

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  • Field of cows

    Is dairy milk healthy?

    In recent years, the healthy reputation of dairy products has come under scrutiny. Here are some reasons why you should rethink your consumption of cow’s milk, and consider the benefits of consuming plant-based milk!

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  • a person checking their blood sugar levels

    Type 2 diabetes – plant-based diet reduces risk

    One of the most widespread diseases in the world, diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that can have serious health consequences. A balanced vegan/vegetarian diet can reduce the risk of diabetes and is consistent with the principles of medical nutrition therapy.

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  • a man clutching his chest

    A heart-healthy diet – preventing atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease

    Atherosclerosis is a degenerative process in which the arterial walls harden and the arteries themselves become narrower. People who follow a vegan/vegetarian diet are less likely to have risk factors for atherosclerosis and are less likely to develop coronary heart disease than people who follow a conventional diet.

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  • a mother feeding her small child

    A vegetarian/vegan diet for infants and young children

    Infants and young children have higher energy and nutrient requirements than adults, relative to their body weight. When properly followed, a vegetarian or vegan diet is suitable for meeting the requirements of this phase of life.

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  • Covering vitamin B₁₂ requirements with vitamin B₁₂ toothpaste

    ProVeg has co-developed a toothpaste containing vitamin B12. But can such a toothpaste contribute to a better supply of this essential nutrient?

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  • The vegan food plate: A simple guide to healthy vegan nutrition

    The food plate is endorsed by various nutrition societies and national governments and provides a simple guide to making healthy food choices. The composition of the plate corresponds to current scientific knowledge regarding the health effects of what we eat and drink. In this article, ProVeg discusses the vegan version of the food plate.

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  • Preventing iron deficiency with iron-rich foods

    People who follow a vegan/vegetarian diet enjoy various health benefits. But no matter which diet one chooses, it is important to supply the body with all essential nutrients. Of all nutrient deficiencies, iron deficiency is the most common worldwide. ProVeg explains how daily iron requirements can best be met with healthy plant-based foods.

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  • Sources of calcium in a vegan diet

    There is still a lot of misinformation about vegan diets, including the myth that people need to consume dairy products in order to get enough calcium. In this article, ProVeg looks at the role of calcium in our bodies and shows that everyone’s calcium requirements can be met by a plant-based diet.

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  • Vitamin B₁₂ Facts

    Vitamin B₁₂ is an essential vitamin that performs many important functions in the body. It is exclusively formed by microorganisms and must be ingested through food or dietary supplements. ProVeg explains how vegans and vegetarians can protect themselves against a shortage of vitamin B₁₂.

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  • Healthy and easy sources of vegan protein

    There are still a lot of prejudices about vegan and vegetarian lifestyles, including the idea that a plant-based diet does not provide sufficient protein. In this article, ProVeg investigates this claim and shows that plant-based nutrition is perfectly suitable for meeting everyone’s protein requirements.

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  • Plant-based diets: What do vegans eat?

    Vegans eat exclusively plant-based food. In other words, they do not eat animals or animal-based products. But there is much more to a vegan way of life than diet. Whether it’s caring for animals, the environment, or one’s own health, there is a multitude of reasons to choose a vegan lifestyle.

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