The vegan diet is healthy right? Well it can be, but sadly most vegans make big mistakes that end up making the diet extremely unhealthy. These mistakes makes the leading cause of death of a vegan heart decease. On the surface this makes no sense. How can people who eat a diet that is supposed to making a heart attack impossible die of just that. That and other reasons is what we will take a look at on this list. So let’s get started.
4Not enough Omega-3
Everybody knows that eating omega-3 fatty acids is healthy. But as you just read a vegan has to eat even more because of their higher omega-6 intake. Omega-6s and Omega-3s don’t have the same effects. Omega-6s are pro-inflammatory, while Omega-3s have an anti-inflammatory effect
There are plenty of options to add more omega-3 to your diet without having to eat fatty fish. Humans has evolved eating a diet with a omega-6:omega-3 ratio of about 1:1. I an regular modern diet this number is 10:1 and in a vegan diet it is 17:1 on average. To prevent the harms of a low omega-3 to omega-6 ratio you simply do two things. The first we already covered. Eat less omega-6. The second is ofcourse to eat more omega-3. You should be aiming of a ratio that is no more than 3:1 and in a perfect world you hit 1:1. So lets look at what foods you should eat more of to get a high dose of omega-3s in your vegan diet.
Lets take a look at the foods you should have in your diet as a vegan to make sure you get plenty of omage-3s. Ground flax seeds, chia and hemp seeds, beens, Leafy Greens, berries, wild rice, herps and spices, mangos and melons.