Five unexpected benefits of plant-based eating

We know that in general, the more plants we eat the better off we are. We know that plants are full of micronutrients, antioxidants, and beneficial fiber. But here are some of the benefits you might NOT already know about eating an entirely plant-based diet.

More Diversity

Did you know there are about 40,000 different varieties of beans?! How cool is that?! There is an abundant variety of plant-based foods awaiting to be eaten and we haven’t even scratched the surface. Some people may look at a plant-based diet as being too restrictive but in reality you’re only cutting out a few things: meat, eggs, and dairy. There are so many other plant foods you can put in their place!

Environmentally Friendly

My green-conscious friends, this way of eating contributes to less water usage, less greenhouse gas emissions, less land usage, and it’s a more efficient, direct means of eating (i.e. cutting out the middle man, literally, you don’t need a cow to eat those plants for you, just eat the plants yourself1)

Money Saver

Yep, it’s true! You CAN save money eating plant-based. It may look like a lavish way of eating but it’s not. Some of the least expensive foods on earth are plant-based:

  • Beans
  • Oats
  • Rice
  • Lentils
  • Bananas
  • Water

Improved Digestion

Most likely. If you’re transitioning over to a plant-based diet, get ready to poop a LOT more! There might be an adjustment with all that extra fiber your body isn’t used to yet, but it will adapt like a champ.

No Need to Be Hungry

You really won’t be hungry all the time. Trust me! You’re eating less calorically dense foods so you can eat a little more and possibly a little more often to eat the same amount of calories.

What benefits have YOU experienced from eating more plants?

Eating more plants can come with its challenges. There’s a lot of nutrition noise out there, everyone has an opinion, and it can be confusing to figure out what works best for YOU. Working through these challenges and learning how to easily incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet and lifestyle can be helpful. Working with a plant-based dietitian to guide you through your unique journey and surrounding yourself with other like-minded people who are on a similar journey can be monumental. When you join my nutrition coaching program, you’ll get a highly customized, one-on-one experience to help you confidently and sustainably eat foods that taste good and make you feel good. Click the button below to learn more about my approach and see what other clients have to say