Actually it really can be. There was a pretty significant study done that was widely published. Researchers from the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center looked at data from 10,104 adults who were eating different kinds of diets including vegetarian diets, low carbohydrate diets and high carbohydrate diets. They also studied the diets effects on BMI (body mass index (BMI) is measure of body fat based on height and weight) energy intake and diet quality.
The study concluded that those who were eating a vegetarian diet had low BMI’s and ended up eating less fat.
The study shows that there is something to be said for the health factor of a vegan diet, but one must have knowledge and pay attention to balancing nutrition. You have to be cautious when starting a vegetarian diet and you need to make sure you are knowledgeable about it.
It’s harder to get the adequate amount of B vitamins on a vegetarian diet and you have to know which foods to eat to get the right amount of vitamins and minerals to receive the proper nutrition.
If you think you would like to try and are considering a vegan diet, talk to your doctor or nutritionist about the proper foods for balanced nutrition.