Diets are everywhere and just about on the face of every magazine these days, especially with the holiday season coming to an end. Here, we'll focus on 4 things that happen when you switch to a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet. But we want to get one thing straight: This is not the type of ‘diet’ you may be thinking of. The Whole Food Plant-Based Diet is a style of eating where animal-based products and processed foods are not consumed. This means meat, eggs, oil, refined sugar, or anything processed is avoided! It’s not about cutting calories, measuring protein, or using some confusing point system. The Whole Food Plant-Based diet is all about fruits, veggies, nuts, beans, whole grains, and other foods straight from the source.
Why would someone choose this style of eating as a way of life? Although the transition period may be challenging, the benefits of switching to a Whole Food Plant-Based Diet are impressive. Here are 4 things that may happen after making the switch:
1. Healthy weight loss
Once your system has some time away from all of those processed foods and options that simply are not serving the body, weight loss can steadily happen as a result from this style of eating. Thanks to the internet, it’s pretty easy to get a hold of some expert advice on how to initiate a diet in which all of your nutritional needs are satisfied. A well-rounded Whole Food Plant-Based Diet paired with regular exercise can be a great option for someone who is would like to lose weight in a healthy way.
2. Reverse/prevention of chronic illness and disease
It’s no surprise that eating directly from the source is able to prevent chronic illness and disease. But did you know it can even reverse them as well? There’s been a lot of talk about how the diet is a powerful tool in healing our bodies and keeping them healthy for a lifetime. In many cases, food is the best medicine.
3. Improved immune system
Are you sick multiple times a year? If the body is stuffed with processed foods, refined sugars, and other gook, it’s no wonder you may be getting sick. A Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet is a great way to get your immune system back on track and give it a boost. Try it out and you may see that you’re sick less often and you recover faster from an illness as well.
4. Overall better health
A Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet is linked to assisting the body in maintaining overall better health. When you’re eating directly from the source, you’re getting the nutrients that nature intended and your body knows how to use. That seems like more than enough of a reason to at least give it a try, right?
Other styles of eating can also provide a fully nutritious way of living and we encourage you to do your research and tune in to what really feels right for your body. Here’s to health and happiness for the New Year!
By Sarah Blanks