Plant-based diet: all you need to know to live longer

Plant-based diets are becoming popular as people choose to follow a healthier, more sustainable, and more affordable lifestyle.

A plant-based diet is a way of eating that involves eating more food that comes from plants such as vegetables, fruits, cereals, legumes, and oilseeds (all nuts). It seeks to reduce to minimum consumption food of animal origins such as meat, dairy products, and eggs. And replace its protein intake with that of beans, legumes, and seeds. It promotes a preference for foods that have been made with ingredients free from genetically modified organisms.

A diet high in the consumption of vegetables, fruits, whole grain cereals, legumes and low in the consumption of foods of animal origin + frequent practice of physical activity + good health habits are related to:

A plant-based diet provides you with many healthy nutrients.
  1. Greater immunity, that is, greater protection against diseases
  2. Less incidence of diseases such as cancer, diabetes, strokes, among others.
  3. Adequate weight and body fat percentage.
  4. Cholesterol concentrations in normal ranges.

Make sure that the three main meal times (breakfast, lunch, dinner) have the following distribution:

Various studies have shown that populations with a plant-based diet have a longer life expectancy, while populations with diets high in foods of animal origin have higher rates of chronic degenerative diseases.

Peter O Brien

Peter started out his professional life as a restaurant critic but ended up moving to the kitchen, realizing that his passion didn’t only lie in tasting the food, but MAKING it. Follow his delicious recipes, as well as useful articles about the many benefits healthy and delicious food will bring to your life.+ info

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