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Benefits Of A Plant-Based Diet
Whole grains, legumes, soy products, and nuts and seeds are primary protein sources in a plant-based diet. The benefits of plant-based diets are numerous and include:
Weight Control: It’s hard to get fat, or stay fat, on this type of diet. Grains, legumes and soy foods are bulky and filling, yet contain virtually no fat. They provide a feeling of fullness that keeps the body fueled and satisfied for hours.
Disease Prevention: Plant-based diets are high in fiber and low in fat. In numerous studies, high-fiber, lowfat diets have consistently been shown to lower the risk of heart disease and rates of certain cancers such as those of the colon, breast and prostate. Also,this type of diet is believed to reduce the risk of diabetes, hemorrhoids and colitis.
Variety: Those who have cut back on or eliminated meat have discovered a world of diverse foods. And diversity is not only fun and appetizing, it’s also a healthful way to eat, ensuring a balance of essential nutrients.
Ecology: Eating low on the food chain” that is, getting the bulk of their diets from plant-based foods, is not only good for the body, reducing the intake of pesticide and animal antibiotic residues, but also for the planet as livestock deplete enormous land and water resources.