Six Easy Ways to Improve your Health - Change My Eating Habits

Six Easy Ways to Improve your Health

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Everyone wants to find a way to improve their health. There are many products that claim that they can do this. But the best way to improve your health is to have a balanced diet that includes a lot of fruits and vegetables.

A plant-based diet is the best way to improve your health. There are many benefits to this diet such as weight loss and having a lower risk of developing a range of diseases.

Here are 6 ways that being on a plant-based diet can improve your health.

Disease Prevention

A plant-based diet can do many things for your health including lowering your risks of developing different types of diseases and cancers. These diseases include diabetes, colon cancer, and cholesterol problems.

Adding more plant-based foods to your diet can help prevent these health problems as fruits and vegetables can help your body ward off many harmful things naturally. Also fruits and vegetables have very little side effects in helping fight diseases unlike many supplements.

Weight Loss

Having less meat and eating more fruits and vegetables can help you lose and maintain your weight. Obesity is becoming a big health issue. Both overweight and obese people have higher risks of developing health problems such as diabetes and heart disease.

Losing weight is the best solution in stopping this growing world-wide health issue. Everyone knows that diet and exercise can help anyone lose weight, however, a plant-based diet is more useful than you think.

Studies have shown that a plant-based diet can help people lose weight without exercise. This is great for people who cannot do much physical movement because of health problems.

Nutrition

Proper nutrition is important in being healthy. Plant-based diets can help you have proper nutrition even though you are eating less meats or in some cases, cutting meats out of your diet entirely.

Many vegetables, fruits, and whole grains can give you proper nutrition without meat. For example, beans. In fact, beans are rich in protein and iron. This is a great alternative to meat. Many types of foods in a plant-based diet can replace meat products. As long as you get enough nutrients, you can avoid any deficiencies associated with this diet.

Longer Life

Everyone wants to live a longer life, and a plant-based diet can help with that. Depending on what kind of plant-based diet you are on, you can add years to your life.

Studies have shown that those who are pesco-vegetarians (those who eat fish) live the longest, while vegans live the second longest. This means those who, at least have a mostly plant-based diet will have a longer and healthier life than those who are completely carnivores.

Lower Risk of Getting Diseases Associated with Eating Meat

Now the title of this section may seem like the first, but I am not talking about diseases like heart disease. The illnesses I am referring to are ones like E. coli and mad cow disease.

While it is rare for carnivores to get E. coli, salmonella, or mad cow disease, it is still possible for carnivores to get these diseases. Eating a reduced amount of meat can lower your chances of catching salmonella or mad cow disease.

However, some vegetables like spinach can get infected with E. coli. But it is important to know that this is very rare as E. coli lives in animal intestines. The only way vegetables can get E. coli is if it came into contact with someone or something with the illness.

But generally speaking, your chances of getting illness an like E. coli or salmonella is lower than carnivores as you are either reducing the amount of meat you eat or cutting the food out of your diet completely.

Other Physical Health Benefits

Besides weight loss, a plant-based diet can have other physical health benefits as well. The most important is hair, nails, and skin. People spend a lot of money on products and vitamins that claim to help with improving your hair, skin, and nail condition.

But you can spend a lot less money on buying fruits and vegetables. Many fruits and vegetables contain vitamins that help improve the health of your hair, nails, and skin.

Many on plant-based diets have said they have noticed their hair and skin have looked better since starting the diet.

A plant-based diet can do wonderful things to your health. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and such can naturally make you healthier than any product you can buy from a store.

Give it a try for 21 days and see how you feel!

 

Resources:

57 Health Benefits of Plant-Based Diets

Global Overweight and Obesity

Nutritional Update Study

Plant-Based Diets and Calories

Live Longer with Plant-Based Diet

E.Coli and Spinach

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