Generally, a plant-based diet includes whole foods such as fruits and vegetables and discourages meats, dairy, eggs and processed foods. Here at Tri Valley, we believe that following a plant-based diet at any age can improve your health, your appearance and your general well-being.
A PLANT-BASED DIET HAS SCIENCE ON ITS SIDE.
Studies have found a long list of benefits from plant-based diets. They have been shown to:
- Encourage brain and heart health
- Reduce the risk of diabetes
- Improve the condition of your skin
- Slow weight gain
- Improve digestion
- Improve mood
A plant-based diet can also improve your intake of certain nutrients. For example, vitamin A and lutein may help your eyesight and prevent cataracts. Calcium can be found in leafy greens such as kale, or in fortified non-dairy milks. Some studies have found a connection between eating less meat and living longer!
PLANT-BASED DIETS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR WALLET, TOO!
Perhaps you love to whip up amazing meals in your own kitchen. Maybe you’d rather have others do it for you. Either way, meat can be costly additions to the menu. Fruits and vegetables are often less expensive, especially those that are in season. They are also high in fiber, meaning that you feel fuller when you eat less! As your health improves, you may also find that you are spending less on doctor visits, medications and supplements.
Although it may sound like an intimidating challenge, switching to a plant-based diet could be one of the best decisions you’ll make for your mind and body! Contact Tri Valley to find out how you can start today.