2020 is the year we’ll be welcoming Plantivores to the healthy eating scene. The new Plantivore lifestyle will embrace a well-balanced plant based diet.
Plants contain very powerful anti-oxidants and utilizing fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes in their unprocessed and unrefined form leaves their nutrient and healing benefit at its optimum.
In the human body, oxygen generates reactive molecules throughout all the tissues called ‘free radicals’. These free radicals can be harmful to body cells as they can damage essential molecules such as DNA and the enzymes necessary for optimum cell function. Anti-oxidants capture these reactive free radicals and safely convert them back to normal. Although the body produces anti-oxidant molecules on its own, additional plant based anti-oxidants can also be delivered through diet, mainly from fruit and vegetables.
A plant-based diet is not strict like veganism or vegetarianism. Instead it gives you the flexibility to eat mainly plant-based wholesome foods the majority of the time. You can still eat meat every once in a while if you want to. Having a balanced lifestyle is often more sustainable and easier to follow, especially for those who are new to eating wholesome plant-based foods.
Here are a few benefits of a plant-based lifestyle:
1. Care for the environment. A diet based on whole grains, fruits and vegetables reduces water and land use, lowers pollution, slows deforestation and reduces destruction of topsoil, among other benefits.1
2. Save money. Switching to a plant-based diet could save you quite a bit of money each week. Furthermore, you can even grow some of your own fruits and veggies at home, which is even more cost effective.
3. Decrease in Body Fat. The foods that you eat when following a plant-based diet are generally much more nutrient dense. Compared to processed foods, they are also relatively low in calories. Therefore, it could be pretty easy to shed excess body fat while on a plant-based diet.
Plant-based diets, including vegan diets, can be healthy as long as they are balanced and nutritionally adequate. When followed consistently, a well-balanced, plant-based diet that focuses on wholegrains, fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds may provide health benefits.2
As you start to embrace the new Plantivore lifestyle, KVB® Natural Food Meal Replacement Mix can help you with the transition to being more plant-based in your diet. It contains organic Moringa as well as organic pea protein, organic vegetables and prebiotics and probiotics.
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1. White, T. 2000. Diet and the distribution of environmental impact. Ecological Economics. 34, 145-153
17th February 2020