Why Eating a Plant Based Diet is Important for Overall Health

By July 17, 2017 July 31st, 2017 Plant Powered Nutrition

Paleo. Vegan. South Beach. Nutrisystem.

The diet world is overwhelming and confusing, to say the least.

Proponents of each will spout the weight loss benefits of each one until they’re blue in the face.

The truth is, weight loss is usually all you can achieve, often at the expense of other areas of your health, leaving you questioning

“How do I eat well and in a way that benefits my entire body?”

Eating a plant-based diet is an answer that provides a whole life solution that is great for more than just your waistline.

Plant based whole foods have a higher nutrient density than animal products, oils, or processed foods.

To give you an idea, you eat 160 calories in two slices of white bread, or 160 calories in half an apple and a tablespoon of peanut butter.

With the latter, you are not only getting the same number of calories, but fiber, protein, and a plethora of micronutrients that will help you stay fuller longer and, over time, lower your risk for heart disease, support your immune system, and prevent or reverse diabetes.

A study by Dr. Joel Fuhrman shows that patients with Type 2 diabetes can greatly benefit from a high nutrient density diet.

There are a variety of ways that you can introduce plant based foods into your diet, including meatless Mondays, pasta replacements like zucchini noodles and spaghetti squash, and “blended salad” smoothie popsicles.

Check out more ideas on by searching our recipe database right here on the site under “Recipes” at the top.

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