10 Benefits of Eating a More Plant-Based Diet

Eating plant-based protein instead of animal protein reduces the risk of early death, according to a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

live longer

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.

healthier planet

Those fruit and veggie eaters didn't gain as much weight as participants who were not instructed to increase their produce consumption.

better able to regulate your weight

The good news is that all of those things are possible—and the even better news is that you can attain those results at a fraction of the cost by eating whole foods.

look younger

Plant-based diets contain plenty of high-fiber foods, which can reduce the risk of heart disease by helping to lower the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream. 

protect your heart

A plant-based diet that incorporates a variety of fiber-rich plants will make for a more diverse and healthy gut microbiome.

Healthier microbiome

High blood pressure is the leading risk factor for heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases, so reducing it can have important long-term health benefits.

lower your blood pressure

Who began a plant-based diet showed improvement in their symptoms of depression and anxiety—making them feel happier and more at ease.

feel happier

It's more closely tied to other plant-based foods (whole grains, legumes, nuts, and soy products), further underscoring the importance of diversity in your diet for all whole plant foods

more nutrients

That's one of the reasons why losing weight and keeping it off can be so hard. Most diets require you to cut out large food groups or make other compromises

sustainable for you

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