Here’s why you should consider a plant based diet
The plant based diet has gained popularity in the last few years, with more and more people showing an interest in knowing what goes into their food and opting for more whole foods and less processed foods. Being suppliers of healthier alternatives, which are plant based, we’ve welcomed the growth in plant based eating with open arms!
So what is a Plant Based Diet?
A plant-based diet is a diet based on foods derived from plants, including vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes and fruits, but with few or no animal products.
Why Choose a Plant Based Diet?
If you’re thinking of going more plant-based you’ll be happy to know there are so many benefits to both your body and the environment, below of just 5 benefits of a plant-based diet
- Weight Loss
As a plant based diet involves eating whole foods like lots of vegetables, fruit and wholegrains and excludes heavily processed foods you’re eating more nutritious and filling food packed with fibre, vitamins and minerals. These foods help you lose weight and maintain that weight loss without feeling hungry all the time
- Lower Blood Pressure
A plant based diet packed with fruit and veggies has been shown to lower blood pressure which limits your risk of developing a heart disease
- Improves Skin
Diet has a direct effect on your skin. Cutting out saturated fats found in animal products and processed foods improves your skin as saturated fats are known for clogging pores. In addition the vitamins, pigments and phytochemicals contribute to healthier looking skin.
- Increased Energy
A plant-based diet helps increase your energy. Processed foods are packed with sugars which cause energy spikes and dips. Whole foods contain slow digesting carbohydrates which digest slowly giving you sustained energy. A plant based diet is also filled with fibre which helps regulate your digestion aiding energy.
- Better for the environment
Growing and harvesting plants requires fewer resources than growing animals and creating animal by-products, this means a plant based diet has a better impact on the environment.