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Duchess Meghan Markle Follows A Vegan Diet & Here's Why

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, follows a vegan diet throughout the week and still gives herself room to enjoy herself on the weekends.

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Duchess Meghan Markle Follows A Vegan Diet & Here's Why

After finally marrying Prince Harry at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, Meghan Markle is now the Duchess of Sussex and looking as glamorous as ever. What's her secret? In an interview with Reader's Digest Best Health in 2016, she spoke about how she sticks to a vegan diet throughout the week and still allows herself a bit of indulgence on the weekends.

Her Diet

The Duchess of Sussex spoke about how she sticks to a vegan based diet throughout the week while still allowing herself to have a little fun on the weekends and spoil herself with other foods. She goes on to say that  “I don’t just take care of myself for aesthetic reasons but because how I feel is dictated by what I’m eating, how much rest I’m getting, and how much water I’m drinking,”

Following a plant-based diet provides a whole new level of health benefits. Studies reveal that partaking in vegan diets aids greatly in weight loss, allows us to keep our bodies fit and refreshed and also cuts down the risk of developing health issues like diabetes, heart conditions and many more.  According to PreventionGinger Hultin, a spokesman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says that you don't have to base your diet completely on plant-based foods. By eating fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts and other health-packed foods, you're providing your body with more fibers, vitamins, minerals and detoxifying any unwanted toxins from your body as she explains.

Balance

Lisa Moskovitz, founder of The NY Nutrition Group, said: “This doesn’t mean you need to adopt a strictly vegan diet and omit all animal foods. In fact, some non-vegan foods can also be beneficial and essential such as fish, eggs, and dairy,” and “Overall, just aiming for at least 2 to 3 cups of vegetables, 1 to 2 servings of fruits, and 1 to 2 ounces of nuts and seeds per day can make all the difference. You may even feel an immediate change in energy levels, digestion, sleep, and mood,”

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