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5 Benefits of a Plant Based Diet


5 Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Plant-based diets have been linked to a number of health benefits, including weight loss, increased metabolism, and better heart health. A plant-based meal is packed with vigorous and healthy nutrients that are responsible for improving your health. Here are some other reasons you can benefit from a plant-based diet.


1. Improves blood pressure

Animal-based diets have been linked to higher blood pressure and a higher risk of heart disease due to their high fat and salt content. A plant-based diet is low fat and low calorie, but high in potassium, which may help lower blood pressure. Potassium also reduces the onset of stress and anxiety that results from high blood pressure.

2. Lowers cholesterol

A diet heavy in protein and fat has also been linked with high cholesterol and it is considered harmful to your health. Switching to a healthier plant-based diet may significantly reduce your body’s cholesterol levels. A plant-based diet of fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and seeds contains little to no cholesterol and has been shown to drastically improve heart health and performance.

3. Balances blood sugar

Sustained high blood sugar is harmful and can aggravate your cravings for saccharine-loaded meals. High blood sugar may also cause a deterioration in blood circulation and heart and liver function. Animal-based diets can exacerbate your blood sugar and impede the proper functioning of your organs. Plant-based diets, on the other hand, have been shown to help reduce high blood sugar levels and manage appetite by slowing the absorption of saccharine in your bloodstream.

4. Reduces risk of cancer

Recent studies have suggested that high levels of accumulated proteins may lead to the development of carcinogens (cancerous cells) in your body. An all natural, whole-food, and low-fat diet may help substantially reduce your risk of cancer.

5. Promotes weight loss

Plant-based diets can be extremely effective in reducing and managing weight. Clean, whole and raw foods increase your body's metabolism and ability to build healthy tissue. Plant-based diets are comprised of minerals, fibers, and vitamin that your body needs to shed weight and function at its peak. Some studies have shown that individuals who maintain a strictly plant-based diet have been able to lose between five and seven pounds in just two weeks. The healthy components of a plant-based diet provide your body with the nutrients it craves, helping to satiate the desire for protein-heavy meals loaded with sugar and fat.


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Yours in health and wellness,

Julie

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I'm Jules.  I am a mom, wife, friend, sister, daughter, crusader for health, dog lover, and business person. I have learned to slow down, enjoy life, practice wellness, and strive to have clean counters in my kitchen.  I start every morning with a cup of clean coffee, have a solid morning routine, tend to be a type-A personality but strive for balance, work to be the best version of myself, and occasionally sneak a sweet treat! I have lived with and overcome multiple health challenges and want to empower you to feel better too by developing a lifestyle with healthy habits, increased awareness of self care, and mindfulness!  I have a B.S. in Food Science & Human Nutrition from the University of Florida. I am a NBC-HWC Board Certified Health Coach, only 4% of health coaches in the USA carry this credential.

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