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After watching a few different food documentaries, I am moving towards becoming a vegan, but making a total switch seems hard, Do you think I can still reap a lot of the benefits of veganism by just eating animal products more sparingly?
There is no doubt that anyone and everyone can benefit from eating more unprocessed plant foods. Fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, and whole grains are all packed with the exact nutrients our body needs.
A diet high in whole plant-based foods reduces your risk of disease, shrinks your waistline, and is necessary for proper digestion.
Now, should plants be the only thing you eat? Not necessarily.
Everybody’s body is different. We each have our own biochemistry, tastes, and preferences, and while some people can thrive on a vegan diet, others find complete abstinence from animal food unnecessary. That’s what bio-individuality is all about.