Is vegan diet the best way to eat, the best food for the body? I have been trying vegan diet in patches since 2012. And I have seen very good benefits during those patches that I dedicatedly and sincerely and with discipline followed the vegan diet.
Two books had immense impact on me in introducing me to the benefits of the vegan diet. Those are:
1. Miracle of fasting by Paul Bragg
2. The China Study by T. Colin Campbell
These books I studied in 2012.
There were many other books also that I studied after primarily these two, and about which I will elaborate in my later posts, but yes these two are the ones that jump directly to my mind when I look back to my origin of conviction regarding the benefits of vegan diet.
During those periods of sincere vegan diet, I lost weight, looked younger, felt more energetic, lost lethargy and craved exercise.
Prior to this time, I had no idea that animal products were not good for our body. What was available to me, I ate.
But after reading these books and trying the diet on myself and after seeing the various benefits, I became very aware of which food items were good for my body and and which were harmful.
Even though there were times when I gave in to the temptation of eating dairy products and junk food, in those times also I was aware that what I was putting in my body was not good but that I was submitting to taste.
So yes I believe vegan diet is best for us, and that the following classes of items should be primarily excluded from our diets:
1. Dairy products
2. Meat products, whether white or red
3. Junk food or processed food.