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For Your Health
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For your Health:

A diet centered on plenty of whole, minimally processed plant-based foods is beneficial for our overall health. Plant foods like vegetables, fruit, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds are low in saturated fat, contain heart-healthy fats and are a great source of fiber. They contain plenty of antioxidants and phytochemicals, which offer protection against disease.

Most people know that eating more fruits and veggies will help them to lose weight, reduce heart disease and risk of stroke and live longer, but let's talk about a few specifics. 

Nutritional Benefits: Plant-based diets are typically rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and phytochemicals found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. These nutrients contribute to overall health and well-being, support a strong immune system, and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

Lower Risk of Chronic Diseases: Studies have shown that plant-based diets are associated with a reduced risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer (e.g., colon, breast), and obesity. Plant-based diets tend to be lower in saturated fat, cholesterol, and processed foods while being higher in fiber, antioxidants, and healthy fats.

Heart Health: Plant-based diets can have a positive impact on heart health by reducing cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and the risk of cardiovascular disease. They are typically low in saturated and trans fats found in animal products and processed foods, which can contribute to heart problems.

Weight Management: Plant-based diets are often associated with healthy weight management. They tend to be lower in calorie density, meaning you can eat larger portions with fewer calories, and higher in fiber, which promotes feelings of fullness. These factors can contribute to weight loss or weight maintenance.

Digestive Health: Plant-based diets are typically high in fiber, which supports a healthy digestive system and regular bowel movements. Adequate fiber intake can help prevent constipation, promote a healthy gut microbiome, and reduce the risk of conditions like diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, and irritable bowel syndrome

Reduce InflammationA plant-based diet can help to reduce inflammation in the body by providing a wide range of nutrients and compounds that have anti-inflammatory effects. Plant-based foods are rich in antioxidants, fiber, phytochemicals and omega-3 fatty acids are critical in reducing inflammation in the body. 

To learn more about the health benefits of a plant-based diet, don't take it from me. Here are a few great articles to read:

**Link to Study: Inflammation and RA

It's important to note that while a plant-based diet offers numerous benefits, it's crucial to ensure you meet your nutritional needs by consuming a variety of plant-based foods and, if necessary, considering supplements like vitamin B12. Consulting a healthcare professional or registered dietitian can provide personalized guidance and help ensure a balanced and nutritious diet.

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Top 10 Ways Plant-Based Eating is Healthy for you:

  • Lower Blood Pressure

  • Healthier Heart

  • Prevents (and cures) Type 2 Diabetes

  • Lose Weight

  • Live Longer

  • Decrease Risk of Cancer

  • Improve Cholesterol

  • Reduce Risk of Stroke

  • Keeps Brain Strong

  • Happier - feeling more connected to your food, the animals and the environment.

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