Why Chose a Plant Based Diet?
There are so many articles about plant-based foods and in the ingredient world – how to formulate them. This month we’re trying address the human health aspects of why people might want to choose a plant-based diet, or why just a few plant-based meals a week will help your mind and body.
According to the Nutrition Action Healthletter, “The Plant Lover Plate” has several reasons you may want to increase plant-based meals. https://store.nutritionaction.com/
Help Your Heart
The polyunsaturated fats found in nuts, beans, and soy reduce LDL. Diets high in plant-based foods contain less saturated fat overall, lowering risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Sustain Your Brain
Fruits and vegetables are important foods to protect us against hypertension and stroke.
Cut the Risk of Cancer
A plant-based diet can help reduce cancer risk. Studies have shown as little as a 2 oz. serving of meat daily may increase the risk of all types of cancer.
Get more Nutrients
Plant-based foods contain A LOT of fiber which improves the health of your gut. This means your body can access and absorb the nutrients you need to support a healthy immune system. (Fiber also reduces
risk of cancer by improving bowl movements, it lowers cholesterol, and stabilizes blood sugar).
Talk to your SPI Group sales manager about our range of plant-based ingredients designed to help you
make great tasting foods while keeping your customers health in mind.