What is a plant-based diet?
A plant-based diet is a diet where you eat fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains and legumes. Naturally grown (non-GMO) and organic (no pesticides nor artificial fertilizers) as much as possible. It is entirely free from animal products, with the exception of honey, used at times by those who are not vegan.
A truly plant-based diet is full of colour and processed plant foods oils and refined ingredients) and plant junk foods are consumed in minimal amounts. More than a diet, it is a lifestyle that includes transforming other areas of your life and the products you use on your skin, hair and so on.
Reason 1: It’s good for your heart
A plant-based diet can prevent, stop and reverse heart disease, as shown in this study by Doctor Cadwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. If you would like to read the full research, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send it to you.
Reason 2: It supports weight loss
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Many research studies and life stories are showing that eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grains can help you lose weight and keep you healthy.
Read the testimonials from my clients that lost weight eating a plant-based diet.
Reason 3: It prevents diabetes
When we talk about diabetes, fingers are pointing to carbs. That is not entirely true, since ‘true carbohydrates’, from whole food, plant-based diet are rich in fibre, which in turn do not make your sugar levels spike. The most interesting thing is that people should be worried about ‘fats’ and ‘animal proteins’ and not really carbs. This research shows that a plant-based diet prevents and treats diabetes.
Reason 4: Your belly will thank you
If you have digestive issues, chances are you’re not getting enough fibre. A plant-based diet will change that. Because of its natural fibre-rich content, it will contribute in two ways for your gut health:
1. A plant-based diet will feed the good bacteria in your gut with the fibre needed to produce an anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer compound called ‘butyrate’ that will be re-absorbed into our bodies.
2. A plant-based will boost the number of
bacteria that produces ‘butyrate’.
For more info, check out this research
Reason 5: You’ll be helping the environment
A recent NYT article revealed the high impact meat has on our planet, and how what you eat matters, not just for your health, but for the health of our Earth.
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