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Vegan diet: Best for weight loss

Knowridge Science Report: ‘A recent study by the University of South Carolina just confirmed one big draw of saying no to all animal products: the ability to lose weight faster than people who eat a diet with meat and dairy. The study is published in The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences… Researchers compared the amount of weight lost by those on vegan diets to those on a mostly plant-based diet, and those eating an omnivorous diet with a mix of animal products and plant based foods. At the end of six months, people on the vegan diet lost more weight than the other two groups by an average of 4.3%, or 16.5 pounds… Those who stuck to the vegan diet showed the greatest weight loss at the two and six month marks…

The lead author on this study says that the vegan diet was high in carbohydrates that rate low on the glycemic index… Weight loss was not the only positive result for people who enjoy vegan diet. They also showed the greatest amount of decrease in their fat and saturated fat levels at the two and six month checks, had lower BMIs, and improved macro nutrients more than people having other diets. Importantly, avoiding all animal products appears to be key for these positive results’. SOURCE…

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