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Getting started on a plant-based diet

When we talk about a plant-based diet, we really mean plants only! So the idea of consuming chicken, meat and fish is put aside as is dairy products. The idea is to follow groups of food that contain fruits, vegetables, whole grains and small quantities of nuts. To be precise, a plant-based diet is the essence of wellness that quintessentially promotes good health.

Improvements in well-being

Make the transition with an open mind and a positive onset. Imagine the endless possibilities that you will have when you adopt a plant-based diet instead of what you will miss out on. Taking up this new diet should not feel negative. Upon implementation, you will realise the advantages outweigh what you might have perceived as things you had to sacrifice.

Once you have accepted the change, this is what you will experience:

  • Enhanced mood and positive energy

  • Improved skin tone with minimum acne spots

  • A boost given to any sports that you play

  • Your gut will feel light

  • Improved reproductive health

Guards your health

How often do we keep a check on what we consume on a daily basis? Diets that include a whole lot of processed food and animal products lead to many modern day diseases such as diabetes, high-blood pressure and heart disease. Moving to a plant-based diet can prevent these diseases from our life and add a significant number of healthy years to our life.

Looking at the advice given to us by doctors and health practitioners, we can understand the mechanism behind these health related diseases and their motive to drive us towards a plant-based diet that is low in fat, sugar and any animal content.

Are there any sources of Protein that I need daily?

Protein is the main building block of the human body that nourishes bones, muscles, tissues, even our hair and nails. Some individuals have shown concern that a plant-based diet does not maintain our daily protein requirement as a result impacting our health negatively.

According to a health and science study, an average person requires 0.8 grams per kilogram of protein body weight. Depending on lifestyles, some people may require more.

Another research has found out that an average person today consumes between 90 – 135 grams of protein per day. The reality is that, most people do not require such high amounts of protein as they are not protein deficient by any means; hence this excessive consumption can lead to serious health issues.

The key take-away is here is to eventually reduce the consumption of meat and processed foods to transition to a plant-based diet concept. Listen to your body and feed your soul!

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