1 Plant-based diets are higher in fibres, complex carbohydrates and water content from various fruits and vegetables. This will help a person feel fuller for longer, prohibiting the need to indulge in cravings and bad snacking at three in the afternoon.
2 Studies have shown that people consuming primarily plant-based products are at a lower risk of heart disease, due to the epithelial wall being able to open up more when consuming plant-based foods to increase the amount of healthy oxygenated blood to flow in and around the body.
1 It’s very easy to say, one day that you will be switching over to a plant-based diet but unfortunately if this isn’t done correctly, there may be some cons to making the big switch like reduced protein intake due to not consuming the correct foods.
2 Once again, from consuming the incorrect foods we may become iron deficient from ingredients not containing enough or any iron.
3 Lower essential fatty acid intake due to not being able to make an educated decision when purchasing your foods for the week.
Seven quality plant-based foods
1 Tofu – About 10g of protein per quarter cup.
2 Edamame Beans – Contains 8.5g of protein per half cup.
3 Tempeh – Contains about 15g of protein per quarter cup.
4 Cooked lentils – Contains 8.84g of protein per half cup. 5 Chickpeas – Contain around 7.25g of protein per half cup.
6 Quinoa – Contains about 8g of protein per one cup.
7 Almonds – Contain around 16.5 grams of protein per half cup.