current Covid-19 pandemic has many people rethinking their daily decisions when
it comes to their health. Diet and nutrition has always factored into overall
health and wellness, but now some of us are considering how to amp up our
immune systems with what we choose to eat. Enter plant-based diets. Some doctors promote
plant-based diets for their patients as the remedy for a variety of
ailments and a general RX for robust immune systems.
is a plant-based diet and should you consider one? (Note: before starting any
new diet or exercise regimen, you should always consult with your medical
The Particulars of Plant-based Diets
vegetarian or vegan diets, plant-based diets might prove more attractive to
more people, especially those who have a hard time imagining never eating meat
or dairy again. Unlike the no meat/no dairy restrictions of vegetarian and
vegan diets, choosing a plant-forward approach to meals simply means that plant
sources provide the foundation of your food.
exactly, counts as a plant source?
are the obvious fruits and vegetables, but also beans, legumes, nuts, oils,
seeds, and whole grains.
a quick Google search will yield all sorts of plant-based meal plans and ideas for getting started.
It’s easier than you think and, depending on your lifestyle, you might be well
on your way already.
why should you prefer a plant-based diet over any other?
Weighing the Pros of Plant-based Diets
diets provide a wealth of benefits and reasons why more of us should explore
this approach to meal-planning.
According to research from the MD Anderson Cancer Center,
there are five key reasons why plant-based diets deserve your consideration:
- Increased immunity
- Decreased inflammation
- Increased fiber intake
- Decreased cancer risk
- Healthy weight maintenance
first, increased immunity, is explained by MD Anderson health education
specialist, Andrea Murray, MD, “Plants give your body what it needs to help
fight off infection. A plant-based diet strengthens your immune system to
protect you against germs and microorganisms.”
light of the global pandemic, and with so many anxious to do whatever they can
to protect themselves, switching to a plant-based diet might be prudent.
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