Benefits of Starting a Plant Based Diet

Adopting a plant based diet could change your life – but it can be difficult to know where to start. With all the changes it entails, you may wonder if starting a plant based diet is worth it. 

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Benefits of starting a plant based diet

Science has proven over and over that a plant based diet is the best thing you could do for both your health and the environment. If you’re thinking of starting a plant based diet, consider these five benefits.

1. Starting a plant based diet can heal, reverse, and prevent disease

In 2017, the American Heart Association found that a plant based diet is the only diet ever proven to prevent and even reverse heart disease. Other high quality studies have found that a plant based diet can play a role in preventing diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes, Liver Disease, Colon and Stomach Cancer, Asthma, Depression, and more. 

2. Starting a plant based diet can improve weight management

A recent study found that a plant based diet is clinically effective in preventing and treating obesity. This finding was consistent across both observational and intervention studies. It is thought that this is due to plant based diets being in high in fiber, which assists in elimination and helps you feel full after eating. 

3. Starting a plant based diet can balance hormones

It is believed that a plant based diet, in addition to other lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, can help balance hormones and reduce hormonal issues such as PMS, hormonal acne, and more. This is because a plant based diet supports the liver, which metabolizes hormones, and helps maintain a steady blood sugar. 


4. Starting a plant based diet can improve emotional and mental clarity

95% of your body’s serotonin is produced in the gastrointestinal tract. The quality of your gut bacteria therefore affects your emotional and mental clarity. A plant based diet that is rich in fiber and probiotic foods can promote healthy serotonin production and improved emotional and mental clarity. 

5. Starting a plant based diet is more environmentally sustainable

One of the most important benefits of a plant based diet is how it can promote environmental sustainability. The dairy and meat industry are central contributors to greenhouse gases. One study found that by adopting plant based diets most or all of increased greenhouse gas emissions could be prevented. 


Get your FREE Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Plant Based Diet 

Curious on how to begin your own plant based diet? Download a FREE copy of our Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Plant Based Diet here. Learn more about the benefits of plant based eating and what foods you can eat, as well as practical tips for the transition.



Nutrition, WellnessPerryn Ford