4 Reasons why Plant Based Diets Rock

Ever since the highly popular, yet somewhat polarizing Netflix documentary ‘The Game Changers’ dropped a couple of years ago, interest in plant-based diets has skyrocketed, and for good reason.

People often associate plant-based diets with veganism, and while that can be true, the fact of the matter is that people also follow plant-based diets simply for health reasons. Plant-power is indeed very beneficial, but exactly what is it about plant-based diets that is so beneficial?

To help answer the aforementioned question, here’s a quick look at 4 reasons why plant based diets rock.

Promotes weight loss

One of the main reasons why plant based diets are considered to be so popular for people looking to improve their health and their fitness, is due to the fact that plant based diets are ideal for weight loss.

The majority of foods and recipes you consume on a plant-based diet are naturally low in calories, fat, and refined sugars, making them ideal for fat loss.

Of course there are certain plant based ingredients rich in calories and fats, but generally, it is much easier to lose weight following a plant-based diet than it is to lose weight on a conventional western diet.

Promotes cardiovascular health

Heart disease is the world’s biggest killer, and what makes this especially frustrating is the fact that it can so easily be avoided.

One reason why so many people suffer with heart attacks, blocked arteries, high blood pressure, and other cardiovascular issues is because they eat foods rich in artery-clogging trans fats that raise LDL cholesterol levels, and promote obesity, which is a precursor for heart disease.

Add to this, the fact that so many processed food items are so rich in salt, as well as artificial chemicals and ingredients, and it really is easy to see why our hearts are in such bad ways.

Plant-based foods are naturally low in unhealthy fats, they don’t contain excessive amounts of sodium, they are all natural, and those that do contain natural fats are incredibly good for you and can lower LDL cholesterol and blood pressure levels.

Boosts immunity

Plant-based foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, are typically packed full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which makes them perfect for the immune system.

The human immune system serves as a natural protection against illness and disease and it thrives upon vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients.

As plant-based ingredients are so nutritionally dense, the more you eat, the more nutrients you will consume and the stronger your immune system will be as a result.

Increased longevity

Those who are overweight and who lead unhealthy lifestyles and eat unhealthy foods are statistically far more likely to die sooner than those who are healthy and eat right.

Because plant based diets are so nutritionally balanced, so good for your body and your organs, and help you to maintain a healthy weight and active lifestyle, the more plant based foods you eat, the more likely you will be to stay healthy and live longer than average.