So you’ve decided to shift to a plant based diet. In the first of this 2 part series we explained what a plant based protein diet contained and briefly touched upon the health and environmental benefits of the same. In this part we will delve even deeper into these benefits and help you decide on successfully switching to this type of a diet.
Health and nutrition are both inextricably linked. Good health is the sum total of fitness and nutrition. The past decades have seen a dramatic worldwide increase in chronic diseases. Obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory disorders, and malignant tumors account for 63% of total mortality at a global level annually. Furthermore, chronic diseases represent almost 45.9% of all diseases worldwide (1).Dieticians stress that a properly planned plant based diet, with a particular focus on good quality plant-based protein is essential as it aids in muscle gain, weight-loss and overall good health. So if you're looking to improve your health and lose weight, you must consider plant-based food. What is a plant-based diet, and is it the right choice for you?