Some plant-based dietary considerations are it is high in fiber and antioxidants and it provides an adequate amount of protein. A good diet plan is well-balanced and can protect you from diseases. Several good reasons to eat a plant-based diet are below.
1. Weight Management
It is easy to lose weight because plant foods are low in calories and they make you feel full. Eating as much as you want of the right foods will not lead to weight gain.
2. Fight Cancer
A plant-based diet may lower your risk of getting cancer. Your body may have higher levels of the IGF-1 binding protein due to lower animal protein intake.
The diet may help with healthy digestion. Your body may produce healthier stools and gut flora as well as consistent and more frequent bowel movements.
4. Exposure to Toxins
Eating foods that are low on the food chain can reduce your exposure to harmful antibiotics, toxins and animal fat. A plant-based diet also reduces exposure to mercury in some fish.
5. Diabetes Prevention
You can prevent the onset of diabetes if you follow a plant-based eating pattern. This pattern promotes the consumption of fewer calories and can lower your risk of getting type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association recommends a vegetarian pattern for people who already have the disease.
6. Heart Disease Prevention
Eating mostly vegetables, whole grains, fruits and meat substitutes may cut your chances of getting heart disease. These foods are usually cholesterol-free and contain needed nutrients for healthy heart function.
7. The Whole Foods Whole Picture
Consuming more whole and natural foods can help you maintain and/or regain your health. Animal-based foods are fatty and acid-forming, while plant-based foods are alkalizing. Alkalizing foods help keep your bones strong and healthy. Plant-based foods can reduce your risk of getting cancer and other diseases like diabetes. They are also better for farm animals and the environment.
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