Being Plant Based is Good for your Body, Here’s Why…
1: Glowing Skin, Hair AND Nails!
How? Fruits and vegetables contain natural vitamins and minerals that fuel our bodies with the good stuff we need to have naturally glowing skin, hair and nails. For example, sweet potatoes contain vitamin C, which boosts collagen and smooths wrinkles. Another example is tomatoes, which have lycopene that helps protect our skin from the sun naturally. High in vitamin B, vitamin C and silicon, cucumbers are THE natural beauty food helping heal and smooth skin. (1)
2:Natural Sleep Aid.
Balanced nutrition is crucial for a good night’s sleep, and fruits and vegetables deliver the nutrients your body needs. A plant-based diet may lower cortisol levels, which can relax the body and aid in deep sleep. Another thing to remember: when you eat a balanced diet, you’re less likely to experience cravings for things like caffeine and processed sugar, both of which can keep you up at night. (2)
3: Healthy Hydration.
Everybody knows you need a lot of water, but don’t need to drink it all: eat it. Eating foods with high water content can be an easy and enjoyable way to hydrate. Top hydrating foods include watermelon (go figure) and cucumbers. Both taste great on salads and make a terrific snack on their own (we like to munch on chilled cucumbers in the summer—with no need to peel, they’re even easier to eat on the go than a banana). (3)
4: Mood Booster.
This is a natural result from getting better and deeper sleep (Reason #2), as well as from a plant based diet. Plants provide our bodies with serotonin, tryptophan, and melatonin, which help regulate mood, sleep and appetite. You can get serotonin from pineapples, plums, kiwi and tomatoes. Bananas, grapes and oats offer up melatonin. Tryptophan can be found in beans and potatoes. Refer to our E-book “Protein-Packed Plants” (include link?) for recipes including all of these fruits and vegetables. (2)
5: Disease Prevention.
Research has shown that a plant based diet reduces overall risk of getting heart disease and diabetes, as well as certain cancers and autoimmune disorders. A plant based diet was studied and proven to aid in the reversal of coronary artery disease in patients studied. The best way to reap the benefits of a plant-based diet is to: EAT. YOUR. GREENS. And your reds, oranges, yellows, blues and purples. (3)