A new study published in The Journal of Nutrition reveals how different diets affect biomarkers such as antioxidants, or carotenoids. It has been found that vegans have the most antioxidants in the body, probably because they eat a lot more fruits and vegetables.
The research involved 840 respondents with different dietary styles such as vegans, vegetarians, semi-vegetarians, carnivores, and the like. Scientists studied the levels of antioxidants, saturated and unsaturated fats as well as vitamins from the participants.
The results showed that vegans have the most carotenoids, but also isoflavone and enterolactone, a combination that can reduce inflammation. Larger chronic inflammation is associated with a variety of diseases.
Vegans in the body have the most omega-3 fatty acids, and walnuts, whose seeds and flax seed are abundant with them. Vegetarians had similar biomarkers with them.
This does not mean that you do not need to eat meat, but in the diet to include as much fruits and vegetables as possible.