Why Vegans Are Skinnier Than Non-Vegans
There has always been a presumption that veganism is a healthier alternative compared to non-vegan diets. Some research has found that diets with less animal fat and more vegetables, whole grains, fruit, legumes, and fat from plant sources lead to fewer cases of heart disease and cancer. Now, a new study, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is arguing that vegans definitely have one advantage compared to non-vegans: they are more likely to be skinnier, despite the fact that they ate the same amount of calories as non-vegans. The study shows, again, what many health experts like myself know: the type of calories you consume are extremely important for weight loss or gain.