It seems like so many people these days are switching to a diet that is in whole or in part plant-based. Meatless Mondays? That’s a growing movement. Plant based options in public schools? Also an option. There are schools in New York, California, Maine, and Brazil serving exclusively plant based meals to the children as a step towards improving their health.
The top three reasons that people are choosing to go plant based are for their health, for animal welfare, and as a step towards combating climate change.
The benefits of going plant-based or vegetarian far outweigh those of the Standard American Diet. We’ll explore why that is, and you can be reassured that going plant-based doesn’t have to mean going flavorless and boring.
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More Nutrients and Minerals
Do you know that plants have the highest source of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals? Plants have higher concentrations than animal products, and they’re easier to absorb.
When eating fruits, for example, they are digested and absorbed within 45 minutes. With vegetables, a few hours. When you’re eating animal products, however, this can take 24-72 hours to move through the digestive system. That amount of time can be even longer when combining with other foods, which can add to the length of digestion.
Do you know that animals are actually not the #1 source of protein? In fact, most animals that have an abundance of muscle mass (like cows and bulls) eat only plants.
When we eat protein from animals, we are getting it as a secondary source of protein. They ate the plant protein first, and then we are eating it after they’ve utilized most of the benefits for their personal consumption. Why not go directly to the source, where the vegan protein count can be double or triple the amount of eating the same amount of meat?
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Plants, especially berries and fruits, have extremely high amounts of antioxidants in them. Why is this important? It’s important because we live in an extremely polluted world. Most of the food we eat is loaded with pesticides and other harmful preservatives.
We typically breathe in pollution each day, and sometimes we have an alcoholic drink at dinner. While it’s not the end of the world that we are living like this, we can certainly choose to help support our bodies in a gentle way by going plant-based.