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Scientific benefits for eating Plant- Based Foods



Eating more delicious plant-based meals packed with nutritious fruits, veggies, whole grains, seeds, nuts, and legumes isn’t just healthful; it’s also more sustainable and kinder to animals. Follow a meatless diet for a few days every week. Increase your intake of plant-based foods. Read below some of the most interesting benefits of taking plant-based foods.

Improves the immune system

Fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts contain essential nutrients. The vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants in plant-based foods help keep your cells healthy and your body in balance so that your immune system can function at its best.

Immune system benefit of plant based diet

Plant-based foods are good for boosting your immune system 

Protects your heart

Countless studies have shown that people who eat a plant-based diet have a lower risk of dying from heart disease. The high fibre and nutrients in plant-based foods have been proven to prevent and reverse heart disease, improve cholesterol, and lower blood pressure. Consumption of food with lower or no fat and cholesterol content aids in maintaining the LDL (low-density lipoprotein) level of the body. Legumes, vegetables and fruits can make the difference there.

plant based food for heart

Consumption of food with lower or no fat and cholesterol content aids in maintaining the LDL

Reduces inflammation 

The essential nutrients in plant-based foods work great in resolving the inflammation in your body. The same tiny phytochemicals and antioxidants that boost your immune system also neutralize toxins from pollution, processed food, bacteria, viruses and more. In the longer run, this is helpful to protect your cells and tissues from the damage which can lead to cancer and other inflammatory diseases like arthritis.

chronic inflammation can lead to cancer

Plant-based foods protect your cells and tissues from the damage which can lead to cancer and other inflammatory diseases


Helps in losing weight

Regular consumption of plant-based foods such as legumes can aid in losing weight. In a study from The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers have found that daily consumption of legumes like chickpeas, white beans and lentils can lead to a weight loss of close to a pound in about six weeks.

weight loss with chickpeas

Consuming legumes like chickpeas can lead to weight loss

Gives you a glowing skin

We are aware that processed foods like chocolate desserts and sugary drinks have adverse effects on your skin. To achieve flawless skin, one needs to eliminate the processed food and shift to salads and smoothies prepared with fruits and vegetables. Even a study published in The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology mentioned that a whole-food, plant-based diet rich in antioxidants vitamins (A, C and E) could aid in eliminating harmful carcinogens and toxins in your bloodstream. It has also shown that consuming plant-based foods lengthen the telomeres, preventing cellular damage and slowing down skin ageing.

Vitamins A,C and E gives glowing skin

A plant-based diet rich in vitamins can give you a glowing skin

Improves mental Health

Many studies have provided proven results that nutrients found in whole grains, leafy green and citrus fruits bear positive effects on your psychological health. In addition, having a plant-based diet ensures at least 8-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep, as eating processed and fatty foods can damage the sleep cycle due to the longer time taken for digestion. Sometimes, the damage to the sleep cycle can lead to insomnia – a sleeping disorder, and you make wake up tired the next morning.

good mental health leads to good sleep

Good mental health can have positive effects on your psychological health

Reduce the risk of death and Increases your overall lifespan  

Researchers at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic reviewed multiple studies and found that those who ate plant-based for more than 17 years enjoyed an increase in life expectancy of 3.6 years. They concluded that “physicians should advise patients to limit animal products when possible and consume more plants than meat.” In addition, eating plant-based protein instead of animal protein reduces the risk of early death, according to a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Results showed that replacing just 3% of animal protein with plant-based protein reduced the risk of death from heart disease by up to 12%.

life expectancy increases due to plant based food

Eating plant-based protein instead of animal protein reduces the risk of early death. Ageing research 

Healthy for Planet

The more plant foods you eat, the lower your greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are because animal foods require much more water and energy to produce. For example, according to Loma Linda University researchers, vegans and vegetarians generate 30% fewer GHG emissions than meat-eaters.

greenhouse gas emission, plant based food

Choose wisely. Choose Plant-based foods

A less cruel world

The number of animals raised for food has more than tripled to meet the ever-increasing demand for cheap and accessible meat, dairy, and eggs. Making matters worse, the overwhelming majority of the animals raised for food spend their lives in extreme confinement on factory farms. This cruel and destructive method of farming evolved to meet this increasing demand for animal protein.  Hence, It’s as clear as day, eating more plant-based foods and less meat, dairy, and eggs can improve one’s overall health, not to mention help the planet and reduce animal suffering.  

Factory Farming

By choosing plant-based foods, you can reduce animal suffering the factory farms


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