5 reasons – How a plant-based diet for breakfast will make you successful.
Having a plant-based diet for breakfast will bring your highest self to existence?
Absolutely Yes. Read on to see how.
First of all, let’s understand what is a plant-based diet.
A plant-based diet is not necessarily vegan or vegetarian, It derives most or all of it’s elements from plants.
You are proportionately choosing more of your foods from plant sources.
It includes all vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, and fruits with no animal-source foods or artificial ingredients.
If you want all your meals to be plant-based, good for you.
But if you’re someone like me who would rather balance her meals between plant-based to vegetarian then that’s great too.
Here are 5 reasons why you should opt for a plant-based diet even if it’s just for one breakfast meal.
#1 RICH IN NUTRIENTS
Plant-based diets offer all the necessary protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals for optimal health.
They are often higher in fibre and phytonutrients.
However, some vegans may need to add a supplement (specifically vitamin B12) to ensure they receive all the nutrients required.
Giving you full youthful energy to function beautifully in a happy mood the whole day.
The happy mood and boost of productivity by this new-found energy you’ll receive will help you to make better decisions, act more, and think positive.
#2 LOWERS YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE AND THE RISK OF HEART DISEASES.
A meta-analysis published in April 2014 in JAMA Internal Medicine explored data from 39 studies –
It concluded that people who followed a vegetarian diet had lower blood pressure on average than those who followed omnivorous diets.
Another study published in November 2016 in the Journal of Hypertension –
Found that vegetarians had a 34 percent lower risk of developing hypertension than nonvegetarians.
A study published in August 2019 in the Journal of the American Heart Association –
Found that eating a plant-based diet may reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease by 16 percent and dying of this health condition by about 31 percent.
Now remember, Health is Wealth.
#3 SAY GOOD-BYE TO OBESITY
Make sure you’re eating a healthy plant-based breakfast instead of inducing unhealthy plant-based junk.
Research shows individuals consuming healthy plant-based diets tend to have lower BMI than those consuming non-plant-based diets.
The adoption of a plant-based diet in breakfast also appears effective for weight loss.
Based on the available evidence, however, PBDs should be considered a viable option for patients who are interested in losing weight and improving dietary quality consistent with chronic disease prevention and treatment.
Checkout this full research – Here.
#4 HAPPY MENTAL HEALTH
Diet choices have a major impact on mood and mental health, and there is a very good reason for this.
Diet affects the health of our gut bacteria, which produces many of the hormones in the brain.
Gut bacteria thrives on fibre, which is only found in whole plant foods.
So, it is no surprise to find that a plant-based diet can benefit mental health.
In one US study conducted at a large insurance company, participants who were overweight or had a history of type 2 diabetes were either prescribed a low-fat vegan diet or asked to continue their usual diet for 18 weeks.
The results showed a significant improvement in mental health, wellbeing and work productivity in those on the vegan diet, as well as lower levels of depression and anxiety.
#5 PERIOD PAIN IS REDUCED.
For this study, women swapped to a low-fat vegan diet for two menstrual cycles, and then back to their usual omnivorous diet for their next two.
Pain duration and intensity and pre-menstrual symptoms were recorded and levels of a hormone affecting oestrogen levels were measured.
On the low-fat vegan diet, women reported less pain duration and intensity, shorter duration of premenstrual symptoms and tests showed a lower level of oestrogen.
People are often surprised to hear that diet can impact hormone levels in the body.
This study shows exactly that, and how lower oestrogen levels can benefit women’s health in a number of ways.
Having high energy, Better mental health, Healthy body-weight, Happy organs and a feeling of lightness in the system are just a few of the benefits that you can get from cleaning your breakfast and maybe more meals if you want.
The feeling of happiness, positivity and overall good health that a healthy diet provides will enhance your brain, body, mind and soul which will definitely make you successful.
Eat Healthily, Deliciously and Fully. Loads of love.