- Vegans tend to be thinner, have lower total and LDL cholesterol, and have lower blood pressure
- Vegan diets are typically low in iron and vitamin B12, which is found only in animal products
- Whole eggs can deliver that B12 and iron, and provide six to seven grams of protein per egg
For Kristin Deiss, it's always been about the animals. She embraced a vegetarian diet after spending time with chickens at her grad school professor's house. She became a vegan after driving by a truck transporting chickens on a California highway. "They were just jammed one on top of the other. My heart broke and I started crying."