The 7 Day Vegan Challenge is a beneficial diet shift, popularised by long-term vegan Ralph Smart.
Ralph constantly waxes lyrical about the 7 Day Vegan Challenge on his Infinite Waters YouTube Channel, telling viewers about the many benefits of veganism you can experience in just one week.
Below are four exciting side-effects of a seven-day vegan diet that you can expect to experience.
1. Increased energy
One of the biggest myths about vegans is that they struggle to find the energy to get through the day. In actual fact, those who engage in veganism properly will often find they are full of energy.
While animal proteins are extremely dense and therefore take a lot of energy to digest, plant-based proteins do not.
As such, you won’t feel the huge energy slump you experience after devouring a huge steak, for example.
Instead, you’ll be energised by the added fiber found in many vegan foods. You’ll feel great after consuming easily digestible foods packed with energising properties, such as legumes, seeds and leafy greens.
Your energy levels will be lowered during this challenge if you don’t consume enough calories. Fruits and vegetables are typically very low in calories, so you’ll need to get used to eating more.
Provided you do this, you should feel energised throughout the day. Afternoon energy crashes will be a thing of the past.
2. Better sleep
After just a week of a vegan diet, it’s likely you’ll be able to nod off quicker and experience a better quality of sleep.
This is because you’ll be consuming less eggs and fatty meats, which are packed with a nutrient associated with poor sleep called choline. You’ll likely be replacing this with plant-based selenium, vitamin B6 and magnesium commonly found in many fruits and vegetables.
You may sleep for less hours, but still wake up feeling more refreshed because it will be a deeper less disruptive rest that you experienced.
3. Clearer skin
Many studies have linked dairy products with skin problems, such as acne.
Eliminating these from your diet will there do a lot to give your skin a healthy glow. Replacing them with fruits and vegetables that are high in antioxidants and vitamins will have the opposite effect on your skin.
Your best bet for healthy-looking skin lies within plant foods rich in Vitamins A, C and E, such as apples, oranges, berries and sweet potatoes
4. Added self-confidence
For many meat eaters, the self-control and organisation required to successfully complete the 7 Day Vegan Challenge can be frustrating. Many have reported experiencing severe cravings for their favourite meats or dairy products.
Nevertheless, the difficulty of the challenge added to the additional energy you’re experiencing will have you feeling great about yourself.
If you can complete this challenge, what’s stopping you smashing other goals that require persistence and discipline?
Whatever your hopes and dreams are, you’ll feel ready to take on the world!
The long-term effects of veganism
Give the seven-day challenge a go! The side-effects that occur after just seven days will amaze and astound you. It could inspire you to eat more fruit and vegetables, or even turn full vegan!
Those who consume a vegan diet for a long period can expect to find weight loss much easier, provided their diet remains relatively healthy. The key is to burn more calories than you’re consuming, while avoiding sugars and processed fats.
There are several fruits and vegetables, which have been linked with improved focus, memory and overall mood.
Minor ailments such as common colds will appear far less commonly. You’ll lower your risk of fatal diseases like heart disease and cancer too.
Veganism can improve your life in many ways, even if you aren’t too concerned with the moral arguments that discourage many people from eating animal products.
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