Virat Kholi undoubtedly is one of the fittest athletes, he is one of the youth icons. He is the one who has been setting the fitness goals not only for his life partner Anushka Sharma but also for the masses and other professional athletes around the world.
Even the Indian captain Virat Kohli a few months ago has joined the vegan club of athletes.
As per a report in a national daily, Kohli turned vegetarian "Two years ago, when he was on a normal diet, he had said that he would go vegan if given a choice. He is now feeling stronger than before," a source was quoted as saying by the Times of India.
Bollywood actor and wife of Virat Kholi Anushka Sharma also revealed about her diet habit.
Anushka while campaigning for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, declared that she is a vegetarian and is proud of her choice.
Anushka three years ago switched to this diet, "Going vegetarian was one of the best decisions I ever made. I have more energy, I feel healthier, and I'm so happy that no animals had to suffer for my meals," says Anushka.
Even as per research it has been found that people who stick to a vegetarian diet are healthier than the ones who follow a non-vegetarian diet.
So, now, if you are thinking to go vegan? Here are the six good reasons for you to switch for the vegan diet, just like fitness icons Virat Kholi and Anushka Sharma!
1. It lowers the chances of obesity
As per the research, it has been found that vegans are leaner as compared to non-vegetarians. Even the cholesterol levels body mass index (BMI) are comparatively lower in vegans.
As per some studies, a vegan diet can help you lose weight in the long run and also result in eliminating the risk of obesity. So, now, you have a good reason to choose samosas over cheeseburgers.
2. It lowers the risk of kidney stones
The lower rate of urine pH is linked to an increased risk of kidney stones. This mostly happens when you consume more of animal meats then the vegetables.
So, from now onwards start giving up on meat and go more for the vegetarian foods. It will boost your urine pH levels and will also lower your risk of developing kidney stones.
3. Risk of diabetes is less
High blood sugar levels lead to an increased risk of diabetes. Most o the cases it has been found that a non-vegetarian diet is responsible for obesity. Whereas the green vegetables do not.
Therefore, you should start a stick plant-based diet, as it is plant-based diet also contributes to better management of diabetes.
As per research, vegans develop one and a half times lower risk of diabetes as compared to non-vegetarians.
4. Enhances your mood
Non-vegetarian food increases anger whereas green veggies lower your anger level. Therefore eating broccoli over beef can, in fact, induce a sense of happiness.
Non-vegetarian foods contain high Arachidonic acids which is strongly linked to mood disturbances. This acid, however, is absent in vegetarian foods. So, to avoid frequent mood disturbances, stick to a vegan diet.
5. It even lowers the risk of cancer
Vegans have the lowest risk of cancer because vegetarian diets are considered effective for keeping cancer risk way.
As per studies, vegans and vegetarians who consume more of plant-based diets are at a lower risk of cancer. The properties of these diets are known to have protective benefits for consumers, especially for women.
6. Low risk of heart diseases
Consuming too much of non-vegetarian food increases your cholesterol level and a healthy heart does not ask for the cholesterol, which always the non-vegetarian food offer.
The heart asks for the vitamins and minerals contained in plant-based foods. Antioxidants contain in the vegetarian foods keep your heart safe from oxidative stress, thereby lowering the risk of heart diseases.
Four-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, legendary sprinter Carl Lewis and Tennis superstars Serena and Venus Williams are among the top athletes who turned vegetarian in the past.
So, without giving any second thought go for a vegan diet and live a healthy and happy life.