Vegan diets are heavily reliant on whole-foods including wholegrains, fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds. This means that your diet will likely be richer in essential nutrients, healthy carbs, fats, protein and fibre. A balanced, nutritious diet will protect against health conditions and prevent diseases like diabetes, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Although weight loss is not the reason you should be choosing a vegan lifestyle, it has been shown to help reduce calorie intake which is effective at promoting weight loss without actively having to restrict calories.
Including more plant-based foods into your diet will improve your gut health which is linked with many benefits including better mental health (the gut-brain axis), improved skin and a stronger immune system.