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Benefits of Plant-based Products

Throughout human history, plants have always been a big part of our lives; the benefits we can get from plants are unending to this day. One of the greatest benefits we can obtain from plants is for our health. For plant lovers, eating whole grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits is a part of our daily meal plan. However, not everyone enjoys eating vegetables and fruits while some might not have access to fresh plants. Alternatively, there are now plant-based products such as supplements and probiotics that offer nutritional and health benefits. To obtain optimal health, it is especially important that we are taking all nutrients necessary through what we consume daily. Plant-based products have many superior health and environmental benefits such as:


Rich in nutrients:

Plant-based products contain protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals that are necessary for an optimal health (1).

Rich in antioxidants:

Antioxidants found in plants protect the good cells from being damaged; help the immune system to properly function and help neutralize the toxins from exposures to environmental problems, food, and bacteria, helping to lower inflammation caused by toxins (2,3,4).

Rich in fiber:

Fiber is known for helping with digestion and hunger (5).

Low in calorie:

Together with rich fiber that keep our hunger in check, it is easier to maintain a healthy weight (4).

Lower carbon emission:

Using plant-based products is not only good for our health but also for the environment (6).


The advantages of using plant-based products are unending for our health and for the health of our environment; healthy, nutritious, and sustainable (6,7). Support your heath and the environment by including plant-based products in your diet.


References

  1. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/what-is-a-plant-based-diet-and-why-should-you-try-it-2018092614760

  2. https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/focused-on-health/5-benefits-of-a-plant-based-diet.h20-1592991.html

  3. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/antioxidants/

  4. https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/focused-on-health/5-benefits-of-a-plant-based-diet.h20-1592991.html

  5. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates/fiber/

  6. https://www.chapman.edu/campus-services/sustainability/get-involved/low-carbon-diet.aspx

  7. https://www.sustain.ucla.edu/our-initiatives/food-systems/the-case-for-plant-based/