Why Eating Plant-Based Foods Will Make You a Happier Person

Eating plant-based foods has many benefits that will make you a happier person. For starters, plant based foods are better for your health than animal products. They can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Plant-based food also makes you feel more energized because it contains more vitamins and nutrients than animal products do.

The plant-based movement is growing rapidly as people are starting to become more conscious about their health and the planet. Many vegan celebrities such as Beyonce, Liam Hemsworth, Paul McCartney, have helped bring plant based foods into the mainstream by promoting healthy habits on social media channels like Instagram. This has lead many restaurants and food businesses to provide plant-based options for customers in order to appeal to a wider audience of consumers looking for healthier alternatives with less environmental impact. There is even an app called Happy Cow which lists vegan and vegetarian friendly places near you!

By eating plant based foods, you will be doing your body a huge favor by providing it with the proper nutrition that it needs to function on a daily basis. Eating plant-based foods has been associated with lower cholesterol levels and reduced risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, type II diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure etc. This is due largely in part because plant-based food contains no saturated fat which is what contributes to these health problems when consumed excessively from animal sources.

Plant based food can also have an impact on our environment; producing less greenhouse gases than factory farms which contribute greatly to global warming and climate change. Animal agriculture takes up 45% of the land used for farming while only 18% of calories worldwide! It also uses up a large amount of the water needed to produce plant-based foods. We can help reduce the impact on our planet by reducing plant based foods in favor of vegetables, fruits and grains.

By eating plant-based foods you will be making yourself a happier person as it has been proven to lead to lower rates of depression compared to those who eat meat regularly. Animal products are high in saturated fat which leads one towards being more depressed than plant-based food does because it is rich with antioxidants such as vitamin E that protects cells from damage caused by stress hormones like cortisol. Eating plant-based also reduces inflammation throughout the body while animal products cause an increase in inflammation levels due to their higher content of arachidonic acid found mostly in red meats but also present some chicken breast for. This causes people with chronic illnesses. Inflammation is the root of many illnesses like heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Plant-based foods also contain plant based sources of iron that are better absorbed by the body. Iron is a key nutrient for our bodies and many people lack in this important mineral to fight fatigue, low energy levels throughout the day etc. Plant-based food such as leafy greens like spinach, kale and broccoli contains plant based forms of iron which can prevent anemia from occurring.

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  1. Currently helping out my microbiom by eating the plant based meals Massy provides plus adding more fermented foods ontop of that like kimchi. All I can say is I’m feeling good. The Inflammation has already gone down and I can really tell. I’m so full from all the fiber my low potassium levels already going up. I can go longer periods without eating because I’m so well nourished. Week 2 day 4 Elevate 1

    1. This is wonderful to hear! Taking care of your microbiome is so important. Glad to hear that you are feeling the benefits of it! You may also consider including items like kefir and kombucha to add even more delicious variety. Bone broth is great for the microbiome as well! Doesn’t it feel great to feel nourished? The more you get used to that feeling, eating the standard American diet will become less and less appealing.