Whether it’s for ideological or health-related reasons, more and more people are straying away from meat as a source of food. Veganism is now more popular than ever, and so are the options for those who have a vegan lifestyle. There’s an increasing body of evidence on the beneficial effects of plant-based food. If you were still on the fence about the idea of going full vegan, here are some of the benefits of adopting a plant-based diet.
This week’s Guest Blog is from Carpenter’s Nursery
It’s Now Easier than Ever
While being able to find vegan-friendly outlets and restaurants was still a challenge not too long ago, things have changed greatly. Veganism is in right now, and anybody thinking about going vegan will find that there are no a number of options with most restaurants offering at least one or two dishes.
More people are also aware of the effects of food production on our energy consumption and are turning to veganism as a more sustainable option. That’s why some establishments like the Potting Shed cafe take things a step further and will not only serve plant-based cuisine but will source produce as locally as possible. Climate change is a pressing issue and making sure that our food is sustainably sourced will continue to be a hot topic for years to come.
Weight Loss Benefits
One of the downsides of meat is how calorie dense it is as a food source. The same can’t be said about plant-based foods. The only food that is close in terms of calorie density to meat is avocado. And even then, these calories come from highly beneficial fats that enhance our overall health.
Losing weight on a plant-based diet is not only easier but more satisfying as well. You’ll be able to enjoy a plateful at every meal without overthinking your calories. And if you add the right amount of protein, you’ll feel full much longer.
Good for the Heart
While some people might see vegan diets as limiting, the benefits you get in terms of health can be more than worth it. One area where plant-based diets are particularly beneficial is when it comes to heart health. Several studies have shown the positive effects adopting a plant-based diet can have on the cardiovascular system. People who have a diet free of animal products have been shown to have lower chances of developing heart issues. In addition to that, going for plant-based foods could reduce your chances of getting high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure as well.
Vegan Food is Delicious
Going vegan doesn’t mean you’ll have to deprive yourselves of all the edible joys of life. There are tons of great things we enjoy that are already vegan. Things like crisps, bagels, falafel, cola drinks and skittles are all vegan options. And food companies are doing everything in their power to cater to the vegan demographic, which means even more delicious vegan options to come.
Going for a plant-based diet is definitely a good choice if you want to lose fat, feel better, and make a positive impact on the world around you.