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With so many people choosing a plant-based lifestyle, it is easy to understand how the popularity of veganism has skyrocketed. However, for some individuals who are not as familiar with this diet, they might be wondering what exactly vegans eat to maintain their body’s health. This article explores the effect protein-rich foods have on your body and why an overemphasis can lead to negative side effects such as weight gain and increased risk of disease.

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What are Protein-rich foods?

Protein is composed of amino acids that the body needs to function properly. These amino acids can be either animal or plant based and provide your body with everything it needs for a healthy diet: carbohydrates, fats, vitamins A, B12, D etc., as well as minerals such as iron and zinc. However too much protein in one’s diet can lead to weight gain due to the excess calories from proteins that go unused by the body because their energy cannot be stored like fat or glucose.

When you overeat on these high protein foods without enough fiber they will not absorb easily into your system which causes digestive issues such as gas and bloating.


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