What’s Plant Based Diet All About?
by Payal Shah on Sep 14, 2021
Recently there’s a lot of buzz around plant based diet with celebrities, chefs and health gurus switching to and promoting this healthy way of life.
So what is plant based diet?
It simply means consuming food that comes from plants. A plant based diet does not contain anything from animal source like meat, eggs, milk, honey etc. Plant based nutrition is for all types of diets. Whether you are a vegan, a vegetarian or a flexitarian; plant based nutrition caters to everyone.
Here’s what you can include in your plant based diet:
- Legumes and Lentils – Green Gram Beans (Mung Bean), Dried Green Peas, Chickpeas, Red Lentils etc.
- Whole grains – Brown Rice, Oats, Barley etc.
- Nuts and Nut butters
- Herbs and Spices
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Why switch to plant based diet?
- Helps keep diseases at bay – Numerous studies have shown that plant based diets can help prevent chronic diseases like Hypertension, Diabetes, Heart diseases etc.
- Helps with Weight Management – Plant based diets are high on the fiber content and low on calories thus helping you achieve your weight management goals.
- High on Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants – Plant based diet includes consumption of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables thus providing the essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals that give you a glowing skin, a better eyesight, greater immunity.
- Promote healthy gut bacteria – Plant based diets can alter the composition of gut bacteria and increase bacterial diversity.
- Reduces Inflammation – Studies have shown that plant based diets can lower inflammation due to lower C-reactive protein levels. Animal based products usually are associated with higher levels of CRP.
- Environment Friendly – A plant based diet places much less stress on the environment by reducing the carbon footprint, saving animals and conserving water.
To sum it up, plant based diet is a simple, balanced and holistic approach for a healthier life.