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Eat More Plant-Based Foods

Eat More Plant-Based Foods

In this week's challenge you must Eat More Plant-Based Foods . The closer you can come to following a plant-based diet, the better.That doesn't mean you have to become a vegan or vegetarian, but it means we need to be eating more plants in our diet.Eating more plant-based foods is a great way to enhance your mood. Plant-based foods have been shown to relieve depression, anxiety, and even promote mental clarity. Don’t take our word for it though; give it a try yourself and see!.A plant based diet is one that focuses on only or mostly foods from plant sources. This way of eating may have benefits for both a person's health and the planet.

Health benefits of plant based diet:

  1. Better weight management

    Plant based diets are high in fiber, complex carbohydrates, and water content from fruit and vegetables. This may help to keep people feeling fuller for longerTrusted Source and increase energy use when resting.

  2. Lower risk of heart disease

    A 2019 study from the Journal of the American Heart Association found that middle aged adults who ate diets high in healthful plant foods had a lower risk of heart disease.

  3. Diabetes prevention and treatment

    People eating vegetarian diets that included dairy and eggs also had a lower risk of type 2 diabetes than meat eaters.

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Benefits of plant based Food:

  1. A Healthy Weight

    A plant-based diet can give you enough protein, fiber and complex carbs, and healthy fats you need to stay at a healthy weight. One reason being that plant-based foods are free of cholesterol and have less saturated fats than animal-based foods.

  2. Anti-Inflammatory

    Waking up with aches and pains is no fun, not to mention slow recovery after workouts, which can all come from inflammation. Plant-based diet is naturally alkaline-forming. Even more acidic plant-based foods like grains and beans are much more alkaline than any animal-based food. Greens, sprouts, green vegetables and fruits are especially for helping to promote an alkaline body

  3. Helps You Fight Disease

    A plant-based diet is not a ticket to living your life without any risk for disease, however, it is the one diet linked to the most benefits when it comes to reducing your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.These contain antioxidants to support your heart and cardiovascular system, fiber and nutrients to support your blood sugar and cholesterol levels, and have been shown to fight the growth of cancerous cells.

  4. Healthy Digestion

    Though the high fiber content of plant-based foods can be tricky for some to adjust to, overall, a plant-based diet is much healthier (and easier) on your digestion.

  5. Better Sleep

    Many people find it to be a surprise that when they choose to eat a vegan diet, their sleep naturally improves. While the reasons for this are not set in stone, its likely due to plants being so high in magnesium, vitamin B6, and calcium, which all help you drift off to sleep more naturally. They also help promote healthy serotonin levels needed to relax. Many of them, such as oats, cherries,pineapple, oranges, and walnuts, even help your body produce melatonin more easily. Another reason is likely because a plant-based diet is somewhat calming to the mind and body, which can help you relax more and sleep more soundly through the night.

Suggested Reading:

The Beginner’s Guide to a Plant-Based Diet- Learn more here.

What can you eat on a plant-based diet? - Learn more here.

The right plant-based diet for you - Learn more here.

This challenge was closed on 12/22/2019

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