Health Benefits Of A Plant-Based Diet That Will Change Your Life.
Did you know that plants are filled with antioxidants and natural healing remedies?
- Goji Berries
- Hemp Seeds
- Pumpkin Seeds
These ‘superfoods’ help fight cancer, burn fat, prevent brain illnesses, and improve health on a whole other level. It increases our energy, lowers stress, and increases our levels of happiness!
Ever wonder why athletes are consuming so much of these superfoods?
Because it improves there athletic performance!
You don’t see MMA fighters consuming Mcdonald’s before a big fight. They’re eating whole based foods, high in vitamins, minerals, protein, and healthy carbs.
MMA star Nate Diaz is known for consuming 100% RAW plant-based foods leading up to his fights. He says it helps his mind stay focused, aids his recovery, and has been a huge part of his mixed martial arts success.
There’s a reason why we have an obesity and disease epidemic here in America.
Many people live their whole lives consuming high sodium, processed, and fattening foods. These foods crush our cardiovascular systems, and leave individuals with heart disease, high blood pressure, blood clotting, and so much more disgusting crap.
Simply by eating the correct plant-based foods can help clear all that junk away.
Think about it! A simple change in a few foods you eat at each meal is all it takes!
You may think that going vegan is hard, but what’s really hard is when you suffer from heart disease and have trouble breathing from all the crap you shoved down your throat for your entire life.
What’s hard is when your family shows up to you in the hospital bed or in a casket, because you took the choice of eating junk your whole life.
So ask yourself, what’s really the harder decision?
Take Pressure Off Your Heart
A plant-based diet reduces the risk of heart disease by up to 40 percent!
Take a look at the sentence and read it again…
40 percent is a detrimental difference in the improvement of your heart health. Your heart has always been considered one of the most important vital organs. And a healthier heart is one that lives longer and provides you with a better quality of life.
Want to take a guess at the leading cause of death in America?
According to the statistics, over 25% of the deaths in the U.S. in 2017 were due to heart disease.
The total number? Almost 650,000 people…
When you eat poorly, plaque builds up and your arteries start to narrow. Your heart has to work harder to push blood to all your limbs, organs, and rest of your body. A harder working heart is one that has a higher potential for stroke or a heart attack.
Doctors who deal with patients who have heart disease always recommend two cures…
- A healthier diet
Both go hand-and-hand with completely reversing the effects of an unhealthy heart/cardiovascular system.
For example, athletes condition their hearts to improve athletic performance.
One of the benefits is that they retain a low blood pressure and resting heart rate. Their hearts don’t end up having to work as hard, leaving their body is in peak condition!
A vegan diet can aid in improving your hearts health as well.
Those who eat diets high in red meat have been shown to produce a higher amount of a compound called TMAO. Studies on TMAO show that higher amounts link to heart disease or increase the chance of death.
On the other hand, if you consume a vegan diet that’s high in fruits and veggies, you lower your risk of a heart-related death.
Fruits and vegetables are high in flavonoids. These antioxidants clean and slow down the damage of the cells in your body. They help you feel younger and improve your heart/overall health.
By choosing vegan, you can quickly reverse the effects of bad heart health that may once have been thought to be irreversible.
Prevent And Fight Off Cancer
A terrible disease that takes effect on an entire family both emotionally and physically, cancer is still a long-fought battle that kills over 600,000 people every year.
What makes cancer so difficult to treat is the individual cells that make up the cancer or tumor itself. To completely rid cancer, each and every one of the cancer cells must be eliminated.
This is easier said than done. All it takes is one surviving cancer cell after treatment and boom… the cancer will continue to spread through the body once again.
Ever hear of someone who said “the cancers gone” only to a few years later find out “it’s back again…”
This happens more often than not.
Cancer is also difficult to extinguish because oftentimes, you’ll end up hurting the normal and healthy cells in your body.
One of the top treatments for fighting cancer is radiation therapy. Radiation will kill cancer cells but also a great deal of your normal and healthy functioning cells.
Some people will even argue that radiation or chemotherapy is even worse than the cancer itself, some people don’t survive the actual treatment plan. Radiation is essentially a poison.
Now I’m no doctor, and I don’t have the cure for cancer.
But it is shown that a healthy diet and exercise can completely prevent cancer altogether, and help you fight it if you are unlucky enough to obtain it.
Even an institution as large as the American Institute for Cancer Research has stated that diet high in organic plant-based whole foods will lower your risk of contracting cancer.
This is because a plant-based diet “allows you to get a variety of the plant foods‘ cancer-protective nutrients such as fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals.”
Superfoods such as blueberries have even been shown to kill off cancer cells!
Other cancer-fighting foods you should add to your diet include:
- Goji Berries
- Dark Chocolate
- Nuts and Seeds
- Green Tea
Plant-based foods high in antioxidants will help protect your cells by killing off chain reactions of free radicals.
Free radicals are harmful molecules that can increase your risk of diseases such as cancer and heart disease. These molecules are found in lots of unhealthy food, tobacco smoke, and even radiation.
By consuming the fruits and veggies above, you’ll be taking in lots of antioxidants, which will help eliminate these free radicals and protect your cells from damaging effects and diseases!
Improve Athletic Performance And Recovery Time
If you’re an athlete or a gym-goer who likes to lift weights like me, there’s nothing more important than healing your body after a grueling workout.
After all, nutrition is equally as important (if not more important) than lifting or exercising.
You can lift weights, run for miles, swim for an hour, or exercise all day, but if you’re not getting it done in the kitchen, you can forget all your work in the gym.
Our body is a machine, and just like a car, putting the proper fuel in the tank is essential if you want your car to run with more power and last longer.
With a plant-based diet, you’ll reap the benefits of increased recovery time to help you build muscle, take pressure off your joints, and give you a clearer and more focused mind.
Many professional athletes have switched to a plant-based diet or one that comprises over 80% of the foods they consume, with the rest being lean meat.
NFL star Tom Brady credits his longevity by watching every single drop of liquid and food entering his body. Almost all the foods he consumes are organic and whole-based foods that help fight inflammation and increase recovery speed.
Increasing recovery speed helps athletes and regular gym-goers like myself get back into the gym sooner, allowing you to make more progress in a shorter time.
Once again, it’s those high antioxidant foods like blueberries, carrots, spinach, kale, and beans that help heal your body and those fatigued/damaged cells.
Foods that naturally grow from the earth are the healthiest and purest forms of energy you can place into your body.
Why not reap the benefits and protect yourself from illnesses and increase your quality of life!?
Almost all food you find on the shelves is processed, genetically modified, or added with heaps of salt and sugar.
Does it taste good?
But does it do your body any good?
No… Continue this lifestyle and it’ll only lead you to a slow and painful death.
Study after study shows that eating a 100% whole food plant-based diet is more effective at preventing and fighting off diseases and improving your health, from your brain, joints, heart, bones, blood, and so much more.
If the whole world was vegan, us humans would be living a lot longer and better quality lives. There’s so much to benefit from and if you’re not eating right, you’re missing out on so much!
If you haven’t made the switch, just give it a try for 2 weeks!
The only thing you’ll regret is why you didn’t switch sooner…
Cheers and happy veganism!