Updated: Mar 9
Feeling out-of-touch with your health? Ever wonder about a plant-based diet? Here are the top 4 reasons why you should give it a try...
1. More Energy
The more plant foods you eat, the more energy you will have. Cutting out animal products means you are eliminating cholesterol, unhealthy fats and much more unnecessary junk.
Foods such as nuts, legumes and seeds all have a high amount of good carbs and protein that will keep your energy lasting fuller and longer throughout the day. Forget about that afternoon slump!
2. Better digestion
Do you ever struggle with cramps, bloating or constipation? The high amounts of fiber in a plant-based diet may fix all your discomfort. Plant-based foods are extremely rich in fiber and healthy fats that keep things flowing and reduce that post-dinner congestion.
3. Clear Skin
Consuming a diet full of plants means more antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and MUCH more. Eating a whole food, plant-based diet benefits you from the inside out. The more you consume nutrient-dense plants on a regular basis and cut out unhealthy fats, carbs and process foods, you will start to notice a difference in the way your skin feels. You may even start to notice a glow.
4. Reduce Risk of Disease
Some of the most common diseases that have been correlated with non-vegan or vegetarian diets are cancer and heart disease. Animal products are the only foods that contain cholesterol-which we don't need any more of than what we've got. The high-cholesterol we avoid by cutting out meat and dairy products reduces risk factors like this.
I hope these tips influenced you to put yourself first and incorporate more veggies in your diet to feel amazing. A plant-based diet is not only ridiculously wellness-boosting, but also positively preventative!
If you're like me and love basing your nutrition practices off of evidence-based sources, you will love the book WHOLE: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition. I read this book for the first time in 2016, which was the first influence towards my vegan lifestyle!