8. You might smell better
Research suggests that when you remove meat from your diet, your body odour may improve.
One study found that when smelling clothing samples from vegetarian versus red meat-eating men, women found the vegetarian samples less intense, more pleasant and more attractive!
This is likely due to the changes in substances emitted from sweat glands as well as the bacteria feeding on these substances as a result of dietary changes9.
9. You could save money
There is a misconception that eating a vegan diet is more expensive.
Of course it is always fun to try out the latest vegan alternative on the market, but this may not be so good for your wallet (or your health!).
Stocking up on whole plant food staples like potatoes, beans, rice, bananas and oats, as well as frozen fruits and vegetables is a great way to save the pennies.
In fact, it could even reduce your food bill by 40% compared to an omnivorous diet10.
10. Your tastes may change
If you are used to a diet that is high in fat, a few weeks of no dairy, eggs, butter and meat has been shown to increase your taste sensitivity to fat. This can result in a change in your taste preferences11.
This is also true for salt.
This suggests that the longer you are on a healthy vegan diet, the better it will taste. An unexpected benefit of a vegan diet!
11. Your sleep could improve
If you are switching to a plant predominant diet, you are very likely to be increasing your fibre intake and reducing your saturated fat.
This is great news for many aspects of our health, but research has found that this could also be key in supporting a deeper and restorative night’s sleep12.
12. You will be helping to fight hunger
Over 800 million people go to bed on an empty stomach, yet we produce corn purely for animal feed on 90 million acres of land.
Choosing to go vegan supports our global requirement to reduce animal agriculture, and instead use land to grow crops for starving populations13.