Following vegan meals could help you stay healthy. A new study, which observed the effects of a plant-based diet on a person’s health, suggests that vegan meals may help manage weight gain as well as improve health.
According to the dietary recommendations from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, current eating patterns consumed by people in the U.S. doesn’t match with official health guidelines. They state that many in the country do not eat enough vegetables, dairy products, fruits, and oils.
For the reason, the researchers from three different institutions — the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, DC and the Institute of Endocrinology and the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine in Prague, Czech Republic – conducted a new study. They wanted to see the impact of a plant-based diet on a person’s health.
The study explains that a vegan type diet boosts the presence of some gut hormones, helping to regulate blood pressure. These types of hormones keep a person fuller which helps maintain weight.
For the findings, the researchers recruited the participants and asked them questions about their consumption of a vegan meal. The team found that people who consumed the vegan meal had a higher level of beneficial gut hormones compared to those who ate meat and cheese.
Co-author Dr. Hana Kahleova notes: “These beneficial gut hormones can help keep weight down, enhance insulin secretion, regulate blood sugar, and keep us feeling full longer.”
“The fact that simple meal choices can increase the secretion of these healthy hormones has important implications for those with type 2 diabetes or weight problems.”