We constantly hear or read about the benefits of embracing a plant-based lifestyle, but it certainly is easier said than done.
If you already follow a fairly nutritious diet it won’t be too hard to make the switch, but if your diet comprises mainly fatty, fried, fast and processed foods, switching over to a plant-based diet can be quite a challenge, especially thanks to the nasty withdrawal symptoms you may experience.
The good news, however, is that it’s not impossible and in fact, these handy facts may inspire you to embrace a plant-based diet, starting today!
A PLANT-BASED DIET REDUCES YOUR RISK OF DISEASE
It’s no secret that red meat is linked to various diseases from diabetes to cancer, but you may be wondering just how a plant-based diet can make you healthier.
Plants and whole foods like nuts, seeds, and legumes are packed in antioxidants that help to ward off free radicals that may contribute to cancer as well as reduce inflammation in your body; one of the root causes of all disease.
MANY OF YOUR FAVOURITE CELEBS ARE FOLLOWING A PLANT-BASED LIFESTYLE
If you keep up with the latest celeb buzz then this may just be the motivation you need to ditch the meat for good.
Tobey Maguire, Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus and everyone’s favourite talk show host, Ellen Degeneres, are just a few of the celebrities that have embraced a plant-based lifestyle.
A PLANT-BASED LIFESTYLE REDUCES THE CARBON FOOTPRINT
We’re all aware of the impact meat has on the environment, the documentary Cowspiracy really opened our eyes!
“Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill.“
By switching to a plant-based diet, you’ll be doing your part towards protecting our precious earth.
ONE PLANT-BASED MEAL CAN SAVE A WHOOPING 2,500 GALLONS OF WATER
It takes an incredible 2,500 gallons of water to produce just one pound of beef so by going plant-based you can know that you’re helping to save a whole lot of water!
YOU’RE HELPING TO SAVE THE ANIMALS
This is a very sad fact, but shockingly, 500,000 animals are killed for their meat in the United States every hour. If you love all furry critters, then a plant-based diet will mean you’re doing your part towards saving them. Just one plant-based individual saves up to 198 animals per year.
If you needed a reason (or three!) for switching to a plant-based diet then we hope we helped provide them! Not only will you feel your best with loads of energy, you’ll be doing your part towards protecting the environment and all animals too.