What Are the Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet?

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More people than ever before are considering the personal, as well as environmental impacts, of switching over to a plant-based diet. With hormones, chemicals, and other unnatural additives put into our meats, cheeses, and eggs today, switching to consuming the very yield of Mother Nature can have immeasurable positive benefits on your body.

If you’re thinking of plant-based living, here are just a few benefits to expect:

  1. Better Nutrition:

According to the CDC, the majority of Americans do not eat enough fruits and vegetables in their day-to-day. Well, these fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, as well as fiber. All of these components help with weight loss and maintenance, more energy, and better sleep at night. If you switch to a diet that is based on these nutritious plants, you will feel a total health revolution in your life.

  1. Weight Loss:

At the end of 2016, close to 13% of the world’s population was classified as obese. Since then, the numbers have only increased. That’s why a plant-based diet is something to consider. Those that live on greens and fruits are more successful at not only dropping pounds, but also keeping them off. Eating lean, nutrient packed vegetables is far less fattening than finishing a bag of potato chips every evening.

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  1. Happier Hearts:

Eating a plant-based diet will lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, and can even improve other risk factors, like lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol. Did you know that eating more plants can help with inflammation, which raises your risk of heart disease by increasing plaque buildup in your arteries?

  1. Reduced Cancer Risk:

Eating tons of fruits, veggies, and legumes can be associated with lower cancer risk. Plants are filled with disease fighting phytochemicals that can prevent and thwart cancer. Additionally, eating plants will take the place of the hormone-stuffed meats that have been shown to have a link to cancer development.

  1. Improved Digestion:

Since plants are naturally full of fiber, which is directly linked to healthy digestive systems, switching to plant-based living will clean out your gut immediately. With reduced inflammation, fiber intake, and healthier foods in your digestive system, your body will pass food, absorb nutrients, and work at a much higher productivity level.

 

Humans were born as omnivores, yet somewhere along the way, the meats and cheeses afforded to us became muddled with cancerous preservatives and hormones.

If you want to do something for your body, and the planet, which continues to suffer at the hands of meat cultivation, then make the switch to a plant-filled life. Here at Vorda, we believe living well means living in harmony with nature. That’s why all of our products are 100% plant-based. Enjoy loose leaf teas and essential oils that highlight nothing but the purest forms of quality right from our soils.


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