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Benefits of a plant based diet

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A plant based diet has many health benefits for you. Let's find out what these benefits are and why you should go for a plant based diet.

Lower blood pressure

People who go vegetarian or a plant based diet is automatically have lower blood pressure. That happens because they consume high amount of potassium rich foods. Potassium is useful in helping reducing blood pressure. High blood pressure leads to anxiety and stress. When you go for a plant based diet, you consume whole grains, nuts, legumes, fruits and vegetables, seeds etc. and all of them contain high levels of potassium and vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 also helps to lower blood pressure. On the other hand meat and animal foods actually raise your blood pressure and cholesterol.

Lower cholesterol

Lower cholesterol is considered as one of the main benefits that you will achieve when you go for a plant based diet. It happens because plants contain no cholesterol. If you want to reduce your cholesterol levels, a plant based diet is the best thing that you can do to immediately lower cholesterol levels. One egg contains twice the amount of cholesterol found in a fast food hamburger and fish contain more cholesterol than meat and poultry. So when you consume them, you are increasing your cholesterol levels. On the other hand, when you consume fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, you can actually lower your cholesterol levels and with that the possibility of future heart diseases.

Better blood sugar levels

Higher blood sugar levels and diabetes are becoming more and more common nowadays. If you want to fight high blood sugar, you will need to consume a plant based diet. When you consume more fibre, it will automatically reduce your blood sugar levels. It happens because five will slow down absorption of sugars in your bloodstream and as a result of that it will improve your blood sugar levels by reducing the excess blood sugar. It will also help you by balancing your cortisol levels which causes stress. On the other hand, animal foods will always increase your blood sugar and make you prone to diabetes.

Weight loss

Many people are trying very hard to lose weight but they are not able to do so mostly because they do not want to change their lifestyle. One very simple and effective method to lose weight is to change to a plant based diet. It will automatically help you to lose the extra weight that you're carrying around in different parts of your body. When you consume a whole food and plan based diet which is low in fat and processed sugars, you will automatically start losing excess weight. To achieve that, you will need a diet which is rich in raw, clean whole foods which will help you to lose your weight faster. Start consuming more vitamins, fibre and minerals animal automatically start losing excess weight. If you stop consuming animal fats and proteins, that will help you to get rid of the excess weight and fat from different parts of your body. If you switch to a plant based diet, within two weeks you will start losing weight and may lose up to 5 pounds without having to go on a diet. Moving to a plan based diet will also help you to create a calorie deficit that you need to lose weight. Besides that a plant based diet will also help you to sleep better at night and Sperry and experience less constipation.

References

1. Go Veg Starter Kit
2. Vegetarian Diet
3. Vegetarian eating