Plant Power Your LifeAugust 22, 2016
As you already know, we’re all about the plant-based lifestyle here at GBK, but in case you wanted more information about choosing a plant-based diet and what the actual benefits are, we’ve compiled the Top 5 Benefits of considering a plant-based diet.
- Heart Health
Cardiovascular disease is leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States (that’s 1 in 4 deaths attributed to heart disease!), so it’s no surprise that people are finally paying attention to foods that can improve their heart health. According to U.S. News, “people who averaged eight-plus servings of fruits and veggies a day were 30% less likely to have a heart attack or stroke.”
- Tons of Flavorful Options!
If the menu at GBK is any indication, there are endless possibilities when it comes to plant-based recipes. Whereas many people see a vegan or vegetarian diet as limiting, it is actually the opposite! The Recipe Collection at YumUniverse.com is a great resource for delicious plant-powered options. Once you find the go-to alternatives for your dairy and meat ingredients, finding your culinary groove will be a cinch.
- This is how we’re supposed to eat!
Plant based foods contain more antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and fiber than the alternative. It’s as simple as that, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a physician that disagrees.
- Animals Say Thank You
According to the USDA, about 20,000 animals are slaughtered in the US per minute. That’s a lot of animals. Without going into depth about the less than favorable conditions most animals experience, when we choose a plant-based lifestyle, we recognize what is referred to as the Three N’s of Injustice. The three N’s assert that eating meat is normal, natural, and necessary—which as we know is a myth. If this cause speaks to you, you can fid more info at Carnism.org.
- Eat Better, Live Better
Eating a plant-based diet is proven to improve quality of life. Not only does it contribute to our overall health, reduce the risk of chronic disease, and assist in weight loss, it also makes you a happier and more intentional person overall! For real, it really does. And the good news is, it’s never too late to start. The benefits of a healthy plant-based diet can be realized as soon as as you make the switch.
For more information on living a plant-based lifestyle or inspiration for your next veggie-powered meal, come visit us at Green Bar Kitchen or Green Bar Express!