For most people, Christmas is often the most indulgent time of the year. Come January, you are ready for a change and to implement healthy habits. The lifestyle that most people are looking towards this year is a plant-based or vegan lifestyle. Although this can sound restrictive to some, veganism is generally completely safe – as long as you’re mindful of any nutritional shortfalls. So let’s look at the positive and negatives of a plant-based diet and the supplements that can help…
1. Improved gut health
Vegans and vegetarians typically eat more plants and more fibre than someone that eats meat. This means their digestion is often improved, leading to other beneficial effects. Positive effects of more fibre can include reduced bloating, regular bowel habits, more energy and even clearer skin.
If you are struggling with a change in bowel habits after increasing your fibre intake, then apple cider vinegar has been shown to reduce inflammation and improve gut health. Added vitamin C can help absorption of other nutrients and help to provide a boost of immunity as well