Did you know that vegans live longer than those who eat meat or eggs? The study found that eating more plant-based proteins instead of animal proteins could be very beneficial for health. This could impact long-term health outcomes.
Eating a primarily plant-based diet can be extremely beneficial for your overall health. Those who follow a plant-based diet tend to have lower cholesterol levels, and may even live longer than meat eaters! Here are three tips on adding more plant-based foods to your diet in 2018.
Tip #1: Start by Enjoying One Plant-Based Meal Per Day
If you are used to eating meat with every meal, start by choosing one meal per day and make it 100% plant-based.
Tip #2: Make the Transition Easier with Fun & Healthy Swaps
Try eating more plant-based foods by making healthy swaps. Enjoy a veggie burger instead of a meat-based burger, make a vegetable stew instead of a beef stew, and replace any milk-based products with unsweetened almond or coconut milk.
Tip #3: Swap out Dairy
Dairy products can be difficult to digest, and replacing dairy with plant-based options it is a great starting point for anyone who wants to enjoy a more plant-based diet. Start by swapping out dairy-based products such as yogurt with coconut yogurt, and milk with nut-based milks.
For this week’s challenge, I challenge you to add at least two of these plant-based foods to your diet:
- Superfoods: Chia seeds, hemp seeds, flaxseeds
- Dark leafy greens
- Fresh fruit