Today, we celebrate World Vegan Day to remember the significance of caring for our health and planet, as well as to highlight the interdependent relationship between living beings and the environment.
It is undeniable that people take the time to examine the current global situation and raise awareness of the numerous problems that the world faces in terms of our food supply and its effect on the environment.
Recently, vegan diets have experienced an increase in popularity and, interestingly, plant-based diets also appear to reduce the risk of premature death. Several studies suggest that incorporating plant-based foods into your regular diet could reduce your risk of heart disease, inflammation,and other cardiovascular conditions.
Here are more advantages of eating plant-based foods that you may have forgotten.
Eating a plant-based diet helps maintain a healthy weight
One of the most important things you can do to reduce your cancer risk is to maintain a healthy weight. If you add more plants to your meal, you’re on the path towards maintaining a healthy weight.
A plant-based diet appears to lower blood sugar levels
Increasing your intake of healthy plant-based foods and decreasing your intake of meat and dairy-based foods tends to decrease your blood sugar levels, increase insulin sensitivity and may have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
A plant-based diet may keep your heart healthy
It is not just about limiting meat and loading up on anti-inflammatory foods, which happen to be mainly plant-based foods to reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and of dying of this health condition.
Following a plant-based diet for a long term may help you live longer
Plant’s essential nutrients work to resolve inflammation in your body. Thus, plant-based foods can boost your immune system and also go around your body balancing toxins from pollution, processed food, viruses and more.