This new study may convince you to try a vegan diet

Medical professionals from various fields have begun zeroing in on the importance of gut health.  Ladders has previously reported the potential effect gastro bacteria has on mental stability and now a recent study suggests certain gut hormones could be instrumental in weight loss and could even lower the risk for Type 2 Diabetes.


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Gut Hormones and a vegan diet

“These beneficial gut hormones can help keep weight down, enhance insulin secretion, regulate blood sugar, and keep us feeling full longer,” says Hana Kahleova, head of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Additionally, gastrointestinal hormones aid in regulating glucose metabolism and the processing of energy-both beneficial to healthy young adults and sufferers of Type 2 Diabetes.

A new study published in the journal, Nutrients disclosed a vegan diet to be a heterogeneous aid to a healthy wealth of gut hormones.

The study focused on a 60 men-some eating vegan meals and some eating meals with meat and dairy. The group was comprised of 20 obese men, 20 men with diabetes, and 20 completely healthy men. They all consumed the same amount of calories and ratio macronutrients.

The majority of men that were restricted to vegan diets reported feeling full, even without the added calorie intake associated with many non-vegan diets. The men were also reported as having significant boots to their gut hormones.

If you’re not careful, a clumsy adherence to a vegan diet can lead to protein and vitamin deficiency.  However, the health benefits of following a regiment correctly have been confirmed by several studies. All of which herald its ability to lower blood sugar, improve kidney function, lower risks of obesity, prevent many forms of cancer and ultimately raise mortality rates.

“The fact that simple meal choices can increase the secretion of these healthy hormones has important implications for those with Type 2 Diabetes or weight problems,” says Kahleova.

Vegan diets have also been independently linked to heart health. On balance they reduce damaging inflammation.

Those that cut out meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, seafood, and fish were found to have 32% lower C-reactive proteins in their bloodstream.  Higher C-reactive proteins increase your risks for heart attacks.

As a weight loss companion and prevention for Type 2 diabetes, vegan based diets boats the most impressive results.


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