The Benefits of Eating Vegan, Vegetarian or Raw Diets

by katiem2

Eating More Vegan, Vegetarian or Raw and yet not completely living the lifestyle is an idea many are embracing. learn how you can eat vegan or the like and not be all in.

Today I'd like to introduce you to a new concept, a fresh way of thinking when it comes to being Vegan or Vegetarian. I'd like you to entertain the thought of eating healthier by opting for more vegan or vegetarian options all the while avoiding the life style over haul so many dread.

I'll be talking to you and backing it with a lifetime of experiences as I share the benefits of eating vegan, vegetarian or raw. Plus I touch on why eating like this could be the fountain of youth or better yet the key to a quality life.

These words mean just what you think, you may eat vegan, vegetarian or raw from time to time. Think about eating this way without incorporating it full time yet keeping an mind open to the possibility of becoming more and more vegan or vegetarian. Who says you have to go all or nothing? The point being including vegan, vegetarian or raw foods into your diet more frequently increases your over all health, longevity and mental abilities.

Eating Less Meat

Eating less meat and dairy products significantly improves anyone's health

I'm in no way intent on converting you to a Vegan or Vegetarian. What I do want is for you to realize how eating more fresh live fruits, vegetables, berries and nuts will make you look and feel better increasing your longevity and quality of life.

A bit of history about me the author, I'm the second youngest of six kids, we grew up in rural Indiana where we raised a huge garden. My Mom was a homemaker and health nut.

When I got hungry it was natural for me to go out to the garden pick fresh vegetables and eat them raw. I loved eating raw nuts, fruits and vegetables never giving a second thought to eating meat.

It never entered my mind. I'd run happily along our fruit trees and pluck an apple a day. Many of us aren't raised like this and therefore don't realize the balanced health a vegetarian diet offers.

Oh and the berries, I've always loved berries and still to this day I have strawberries, blue berries, black berries, raspberries and grapes all growing here at my home in the suburbs!

Before I share more of my story I'd like to share with you some very powerful benefits of eating vegan or vegetarian.

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Vegan and or Vegetarian Diets

The benefits of both eating vegan and vegetarian foods enhances the bodies natural immune system warding off illness and disease.

The Benefits of Vegan and or Vegetarian Diets

  • The nutritional benefits are great given the raw fresh living foods that better feed the human body and vital cells.
  • The Vegan diet does not include life threatening saturated fats.
  • The Vegetarian diet is very low in saturated fats.
  • Both diets are rich in living and raw foods rich in carbohydrates providing energy.
  • Note: if your body does not get enough carbohydrates it burns muscle tissue.
  • Both diets promote healthy bowel movements which are an issue in non vegan or vegetarian diets.
  • Both diets are rich in magnesium aiding in the much needed absorption of calcium.
  • Both diets are rich in potassium which stimulates the kidneys to release toxins by way of balancing the water and acidity of your body.

In all fairness it's hard for those of you with no gardening background to know the beauty of growing things from the earth.

Good news is, it's easy to learn and can be done anywhere. While you may never become a Vegan or Vegetarian, eating more fresh and live fruits, vegetables, berries and nuts will increase the longevity and quality of life, reducing the incidents of illness.

The Raw Diet

Learning to eat vegan, vegetarian or raw foods increases good health tremendously, regardless if you do it part time.

You too may find yourself moving more and more toward the vegan diet. Every little dietary change helps. The more you give these diet options a go the more you will find yourself eating vegan, vegetarian and raw foods as they are delicious. Plus you will fill amazing.

I've always enjoyed raw food and live for long periods of time on raw nuts, fruits and vegetables alone as my foods of choice. 

It is so easy to eat vegan and I love it! Raw foods are natural vegetarian foods eaten raw without roasting, toasting or any cooking method. Cooking takes the nutrients out of the food or harms the presence of the healthy attributes vegetarian foods offer. Eating them raw is always the better option and one you will be surprised to enjoy as raw natural foods taste so good you will wonder why you ever ate them cooked.

The Benefits of Eating Raw

The vegetarian diet has long been proven to both improve quality of life and longevity adding many years to ones life.

The point being, you should feel good about making choices right for you. It's okay to go into it with an open mind knowing there is no right or wrong way to be veganish or vegetarianish. Don't feel it's an all or nothing choice. Eating vegan one day a week is better than never at all, that goes for vegetarian and raw as well. Working it into your diet as much as you like is beneficial. 

It has been long proven to both improve quality of life and longevity adding many years to ones life. It is not important the number of years added yet the amazing quality given those years.

Flexible Raw Eating


The Benefits of the Raw Vegan or Vegetarian Diet

  • Both diets are rich in vitamins B thus folate which is key to cell repair.
  • Both diets protect the bodies cells from damage being rich in antioxidants.
  • Antioxidants are also thought to prevent cancer.
  • Both diets are rich in vitamin C promoting healthy gums and recovery from bruises.
  • Both diets are rich in vitamin E which are awesome for your heart, eyes, skin, brain and believed to help prevent Alzheimer's.
  • Both diets are rich in good sources and levels of protein such as beans, nuts, and soy products.
  • The average non vegan or vegetarian diets consist of to much protein becoming unhealthy.
  • Vegan and Vegetarian diets prevent disease.
  • Eating less or no dairy products and meat improves your cardiovascular health and alleviates arthritis symptoms
  • Stronger bones are an added benefit from both Vegan and Vegetarian diets.
  • Vegan diets prevent heart attacks and strokes.
  • Eliminating foods that come from animals will rid your diet of cholesterol.
  • A diet rich in whole grain foods lowers high blood pressure.
  • Vegan diets are great at addressing type 2 diabetes.
  • Both diets are powerful prevention in the fight against prostate cancer.
  • Switching to a Vegan diet has proven to stop the progression of cancer and often reverse it.
  • Countries who eat very little to no meat have a much lower incident of breast cancer.
  • Muscular degeneration and cataracts are prevented with vegan diets.

The Misunderstood Vegan

Vegans are often misunderstood as radicals and yet there are many vegans who live a more mainstream life all the while eating vegan.

I wonder if vegans are misunderstood as extreme eaters with an unnatural obsession for animal rights?  Many vegans chose to eat vegan alone without adhering to the complete lifestyle. Eliminating animal products from their diet is a modified choice. This is a more doable choice than eliminating everything made of animal products from their lives period. A large number of those living veganish find this to be a better reality. This is where the term veganish came from.














While myself and many vegans do feel very strongly about animals, the vegan diet goes way beyond that eliminating any thing with any animal bi-products from their homes and lives.

Veganism is a lifestyle and one I do not adhere to, but I do enjoy a vegan diet and it is for that reason alone I speak on the topic of the vegan diet.

I've long been a vegetarian exploring the vegan diet as I enjoy it greatly, vegan is my favorite food of choice and it makes me feel amazing. I don't go without food if I can't find anything vegan, I modify and eat vegetarian. I admit to being veganish, as I don't always adhere to the vegan diet, why, well I sometimes eat dairy products. I love cheese and do partake when I want to.

I realize my body is better without dairy but there are times I eat real cheese or milk, rare but I do. While many people worry about the lack of calcium, the vegan and vegetarian diets are rich in calcium with its green leafy veggies.

The Benefits of The Vegan Diet

The vegan diet proves to contribute many positive benefits to the overall health of anyone enjoying the vegan diet.

Vegan diets provide many physical benefits such as;

  • Weight loss
  • Lower fat and or BMI
  • Higher energy levels
  • Healthy glowing skin
  • Reduction or elimination of blemishes
  • Vegans live up to six years longer and with a higher quality of life than non vegans.
  • Vegan diets eliminate body odor, yes Vegans smell better.
  • Vegans have less bad breath
  • Hair becomes healthier, stronger, grows faster with an overall improvement in look and feel.
  • Healthier nails are enjoyed
  • Women experience less intense pain from PMS or an overall disappearance.
  • Migraine sufferers find relief from bouts on a Vegan diet.
  • Eliminating dairy alleviates allergy symptoms with fewer incidents of runny noses and congestion.

The Real Life Story of a Vegetarian

Being raised vegetarian increases optimal health, fitness and a balanced weight.













If I may, back to my childhood, we froze and canned fresh produce providing us with all we needed till the next harvest.

My favorite uncle brought fresh raw nuts to us every season as he lived in the southern part of the states where they were bountiful.

So it seems I was born a vegetarian and while meat was often offered at our family table I was never made to eat it, and chose not to.

I was never expected to eat meat, I was given an option, can you say the same? If not you now have that option, think about it.

Just as you may find it hard to hear some people don't eat meat, I find it equally hard to hear that some people don't eat vegetables.

The benefits of eating vegan or vegetarian go as far as to mimic the fountain of youth. When it comes right down to it, we must all realize we grow old. The way we live during this aging process or into our golden years is the big question. What quality of life do you hope to enjoy? You will after all be living this time in your life for the good or the bad. Denial can only carry you so far in life. What you do now impacts how you live for the rest of your life.

My Vegetarian Life It may be the love of our earth and the magic that grows from it was developed in me from birth.

I love the feeling of being up to my ankles in fresh tilled soil, the joy of tending my garden and the delight in each scrumptious mouthful of joy the harvest brings me.

When you love something so much and realize the benefits it offer others you just naturally want to share.

I hope you look at the food you eat differently and give eating Veganish or Vegetarianish a chance, you just might be amazed and find yourself facing the first day of the rest of your life!

Eat Vegan and Eat Good, Katie


Updated: 10/22/2012, katiem2
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katiem2 on 11/02/2018

We eat them as a snack, dried and store bought, Trader Joes is a favorite provider.

DerdriuMarriner on 09/01/2017

katiem2, Do you have any seaweed recipes to share?

katiem2 on 10/23/2012

Brenda, I have the same reaction to refined sugars and carbs. I also prefer eating raw. Days go buy when we do just that and then the kids will start talking about cooking something. They normally cook themselves but for the most part they are like me simple eaters, eating what ever is within reach usually raw fruits, veggies and nuts. My oldest loves sea weed, she eats that often. We eat a lot of raw nuts, walnuts and almonds are our favorites. :)K I've heard of dogs loving carrots, never fed my dogs any, will have to give it a go. My oldest daughter loves raw carrots, could eat them everyday, my youngest won't touch them, I can take em or leave them...

BrendaReeves on 10/23/2012

Katie, I'm with you on this. I just had some pine nuts for breakfast and will also eat an apple and some raw carrots. I started keeping raw carrots in a bowl of water in the refrigerator. Every time I open the door to the frig, I grab a few carrots. My dogs run over to get their carrots also. In August, my brother came to stay with our mother while I went to CA. I was talking to him on the phone from CA while he was fixing something to eat in the kitchen. I heard him say "get your head out of there" and then he asked me "why are these dogs sticking their heads in the refrigerator?." I said, "oh, they want some carrots." lol

I could easily eat a raw diet all the time because I don't like to cook, mainly because I hate washing dishes. I am an animal advocate, but I do like yogurt and eggs and an occasional ice cream. Refined sugar and carbs knock me on my butt. It's like taking a sleeping pill.

Great article.

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