Curious about veganism? 5 reasons to trust the power of plants.

November 13, 2017
image of best plant based diets

Health Benefits Of Turning To Veganism

If ever there were a poster boy for Veganism, Jared Leto would be it. With a face that seemingly defies time, Leto leaves us mere mortals wanting in on the secret of eternal youth – part of which he attributes to the power of plants. Radiant celebrities aside, many turn to Veganism for moral reasons. Veganism may have even more to offer than it’s ethical considerations. If you are pondering the possibilities of a plant-based diet, these reasons may inspire you to take the plunge.

1. Weight loss:

Making the switch from over-processed animal products to plant-based foods invariably leads to shedding some excess pounds. Nutrient-rich and surprisingly filling, a balanced vegan diet can satiate even the hungriest of tummies, whilst being considerably lighter on the calories than a diet rich in animal proteins.

2. Gut health:

Consuming a purely plant-based diet has got beneficial effects on the gut. A varied vegan diet can provide the body with a healthy dose of fibre and both the prebiotics and probiotics needed to keep all those good bacteria doing a happy digestive dance. What’s more, raw plant-based foods are an abundant source of natural enzymes which can support the process of digestion.

3. Higher nutrient intake:

When your mom bribed you with ice cream* to ensure you finished up all your veggies she did so with good reason. Piling your plate with plant-based goodies is a sure-fire way to ensure you are providing your body with a broad spectrum of essential vitamins and minerals needed to thrive. Plant-based foods are also jam-packed with antioxidants – hello glowing skin and fewer wrinkly bits.

*She can still bribe you, but it must be plant-based ice cream.

4. Disease prevention:

As if glowing skin and youthful good looks weren’t enough of a draw, opting for a plant-based diet can make a considerable impact on your health. From reducing inflammation to maintaining a healthy heart and even offering protection from diabetes, going plant-based can offer significant benefits to your long-term well being.

5. Environmental impact:

Plumping for plant-based can help to vastly reduce your impact on the environment. In order to meet our growing demand for animal products, we are guzzling fuels and devastating the landscape at an alarming rate. With widespread pollution from global animal farming producing increasingly harmful greenhouse gasses, Veganism is making a stand for the health of our planet as well as our bodies.

Veganism has got the health benefits. It’s got a moral and ethical stance. It’s got the environmental consideration. Also, it’s got, Jared Leto. Has it got you?

If you are inquisitive about Veganism or are already part of the club, download the HowUdish app today. It will help you find local eateries serving up the very best of inspired vegan cuisine.

 

Photo by saschanti17/Shutterstock.com

Tags: