What is a Plant-Based Diet and Why Should You Try It?

The plant-based diet is exactly what it sounds like. It is completely based on fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Let us check out in detail the benefits of a plant-based diet and why you should try it.

For many years, dietitians and nutritionists around the world have encouraged people to switch to a plant-based diet and cut back on meat. And, it seems like people are catching up on this. A study has come up into the limelight about plant-based diets going mainstream. This is mainly due to the advantages of a plant-based diet on health. It is recommended to switch to a plant-based diet for healthy living for long years. 

Celebs are choosing a plant-based diet

It has been witnessed through many news articles that have been floating on the internet about celebs following and raving about plant-based diet benefits. Well, that's not all. It is not just Bollywood celebs like Kareena Kapoor Khan or Malaika Arora, but Hollywood celebs like Tom Brady and Beyonce are very much in the race to follow a plant-based diet. Yes, these celebs are also contributing towards compelling us to follow plant-based diets for many health benefits. 

Let us check out some amazing health benefits of a plant-based diet. 

Health benefits of a plant-based diet

The health benefits of a plant-based diet are as follows- 

Plant-based diet helps in a healthy heart

A plant-based diet helps in promoting a healthy heart by controlling blood pressure. It helps in reducing bad cholesterol and improving the good cholesterol in the body. This in turn helps in maintaining a healthy weight which is great for the overall health of the body. 

Plant-based diet promotes healthy gut

The plant-based diet is rich in fiber. This helps in detoxification. A clean and healthy gut can absorb nutrients from the body correctly. So, improve the fiber intake which helps in cleansing and eliminating toxins with a plant-based diet. 

Plant-based diet helps control diabetes 

A plant-based diet is great to control the sugar levels of the body. It helps in neutralizing excess glucose and provides the energy of vitamins and minerals which is important for overall health. 

Plant-based helps improve immunity 

The plant-based diet is enriched with vitamins and minerals. These nutrients are great for improving immunity and keeping infection at bay. 

Plant-based helps in reducing the risk of cancer

A plant-based diet has ant-carcinogenic and anti-inflammatory elements. It keeps cancer at bay by promoting good health and reducing damage due to oxidative stress. 

Plant-based diet helps improve brain health 

A plant-based diet is great for healthy brain functioning. It helps in maintaining a healthy balance of neurotransmitters which is essential for good mental health.

Well, the list is endless. A plant-based diet has amazing benefits for every part of the body and helps in enhancing the body's functioning to boost overall health. 

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Dr. Rati Parwani

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