What is a plant-based diet?
The name says it all! People who follow a plant-based diet only eat plants. This includes the following; whole grains, beans, fruits and vegetables. So excluding products from animal food sources; meat, fish, eggs and dairy products. The options may sound limited but they are actually not. Cooking with plant-based ingredients can be delicious, easy and fun! Next to that a plant-based lifestyle comes with many benefits for your health and for the environment. The 20 main benefits of a plant-based diet are summarized in this blog post.
#1 A plant-based diet can reduce the risk of getting type 2 diabetes, heart diseases and strokes
#2 Plants are rich in vitamins, minerals and healthy fats
#3 Livestock and their byproducts account for at least 32,000 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year, or 51% of all worldwide greenhouse gas emissions.
#4 Plants are low in saturated fat and dietary cholesterol
#5 A plant-based diet is key to a better sleep at night
#6 A plant-based diet will lead to more energy and less afternoon dips
#7 A farm with 2,500 dairy cows produces the same amount of waste as a city of 411,000 people
#8 A plant-based diet results in better skin
#9 Research from the Harvard School of Public Health, states that a diet full of fruits and vegetables can lower blood pressure
#10 Plants are high in fiber which helps with digestion and prevents constipation
#11 Saturated fats are mainly found in animal based products such as meat, cheese and eggs. By avoiding these foods, you avoid bad fats. This can lead to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight
#12 Animal foods are more processed than the most processed plant foods
#13 Plant-based foods contain more antioxidants and more nutrients that keep you healthy
#14 A plant-based diet will take away mood mood swings
#15 Animal agriculture is the leading cause of species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution, and habitat destruction
#16 By eating a plant-based diet you do not support animal suffering
#17 A plant-based diet reduces the chance of getting standard diseases such as the cold
#18 A person who follows a plant-based diet produces the equivalent of 50% less carbon dioxide, uses 1/11th oil, 1/13th water, and 1/18th land compared to a meat eating person.
#19 A plant-based diet takes away joint pain
#20 Dairy consumption may lead to breast lumps.
A plant-based diet is better for your health and for the environment. In short you will feel like the best version of you, being more healthy than ever.
Please let us know why you are interested in a plant-based diet.
If you are interested in more background information, please watch the following documentaries.
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.
Forks Over Knives: The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.
Holistic medical doctor Dr. Gabriel Cousens challenges six Americans suffering from diabetes to give up meat, dairy, sugar, alcohol, and other items and adopt an entirely organic, raw, vegan diet. The end goal is to cure their disease using raw plant foods. The documentary takes viewers on these peoples’ journeys and captures their medical, physical, and emotional changes on the diet plan. At the end, you’ll have realized the true impact that healthy eating can have on our bodies, not just for our appearance, but also to heal our ailments from the inside out.
Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead
This inspiring documentary is about Joe Cross that tries out 60 days of juicing. ‘Before I made this film, I was obese, loaded up on steroids and suffering from a debilitating autoimmune disease. I was at the end of my rope. Through juicing, I “rebooted” my life, lost 100 pounds and am free of symptoms of my autoimmune disease.’
Want to try a completely plant-based meal?
If you are thinking about switching to a plant-based diet but don’t know where to start? Then we have the solution to transition slowly. Try first to replace your breakfast or lunch with a plant-based alternative. Then step by step replace all your meals with plant-based meals.
As breakfast or lunch you can try out Vexx!
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