Plant-based diets are a modern take on many types of healthy traditional diets that relied on widely - available plant foods - including vegatables, fruits, starches like potatoes or corn, beans/legumes, nuts, seeds and healthy fats like coconut or olives.
Harvard medical school;
'The latest and best scenitfic evidence shows that a plant-based diet rich in vegatables, whole grains, healthy fats, and healthy proteins lowers the risk of weight gain and chronic disease.'
Examples of popular plant-based diets:
- macrobiotic diet
- vegan diet
- raw diet
- ornish diet
- various vegetarian diets
Plant/based/vegetarian diets provide:
-antioxidants such as carotenoids or folic acids.
-omega-6 fatty acids
Make sure you're getting enough:
-long-chain omega-3 fatty acids
-minerals like zinc
May include in moderation:
Benefits of a plant-based diet:
2. High in major nutrients, including fiber and antioxidants
3. Can help with weight issues
4. Lower risk of chronic disease ( diabetes, heart disease)
5. Helps the environment
I hope that the above displays the plant-based diet a little better and easier to understand.
You can clearly see that it is totally a FLEXIBLE diet / lifestyle that can fit around anyone's dietary needs and lifestyles.
So try it today. It's a new month, summer is on its way so fruit & veg will be at its juiciest - so a perfect time to try this way of eating out.
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United Tastes Of America
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Purchase today and try some of the recipes, let me know what you think and if you do induce a more plantbased way of eating into your diet, how are you feeling?
Thank you for reading,
Love and peace - S xoxo.
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Wake up every morning and ATLEAST have one glass of lemon water before doing anything else! Ideally try to drink a litre of water. The lemon wakes up your digestive system ready for the day and has great cleansing properties.
Check your dairy and meat intake - dairy can sit in your system for up to seven days unable to digest properly. Meaning other foods also get neglected and nurtients aren't absorbed properly and you feel extremely bloated. Go and smell your food bin, your stomach will be in that state. Rotting foods in your belly - hmm nice.
DO NOT FEAR CARBS - THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CARB UP!!
Bananas, Rice, Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Corn, Beans, Lentils etc PACK THEM IN GO MAD.
NEVER COUNT CALORIES - NEVER RESTRICT!! These restriction 'starvation' diets who tell you to only eat 500 calories a day then have a treat day - where you binge out and eat WAY too much, is simply messing up your metabolism and on your binge days yours body stores all the fat meaning you gain weight because it knows it is going to go back into starvation mode and needs to hold onto every little thing it can. HELLO WEIGHT GAIN.
Life is too short not to live it to the full, making yourself happy.