Kevin McLaughlin

The 5 Best Anti-Aging Foods for Vegans

The-5-Best-Anti-Aging-Foods-for-Vegans_MAIN-(STATIC)If you’re a vegan, you know that it can be a little trickier to put together a well-rounded anti-aging diet—a vegan’s anti-aging diet cannot include meat or any meat products, including eggs, dairy, or anything else that is derived from animals. But even without meat or meat products, a vegan’s anti-aging diet is probably a lot healthier than the average person who eats everything. Our body uses more energy to break down meat products, so if meat is eliminated from your anti-aging diet and replaced with fruits, vegetables, and other sources of protein, it won’t be long before you start to notice the benefits.

If you’re considering veganism, it’s easier if you make the transition gradually. Start by going vegetarian first and only eliminate meat from your anti-aging diet. At the same time, start adding more vegan-friendly foods into your anti-aging diet so that you and your body can become more used to them. You may also want to consider adding vitamin supplements to your vegan anti-aging diet to ensure that you’re not deficient in anything essential.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best anti-aging foods for those of you who are already vegans, as well as for those of you who are considering a vegan lifestyle. All of these foods are free of meat or meat by-products.

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