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Top 9 Reasons why You Should Change to a Plant Based Diet
7. Fewer Free Radicals
Even though this is a benefit you may not see with your eyes right away, it will show up later. Free radicals cause premature aging such as wrinkles. They have also been linked to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and certain types of cancer. One research study, published in 2010 in the journal Science, found that by decreasing free radicals and limiting oxidative damage to cells, fruit flies had vastly extended life spans.
8. Lower Cholesterol Levels
Meat and dairy are high in fats and cholesterol. When you cut way back on the consumption of these items, your cholesterol levels will take a huge nose dive and can even prevent you from having to take medication. It might be hard for some of you to stop thinking about eating eggs or drinking milk most mornings, but take it slow and make small changes, and you will become accustomed to it.
9. Big Weight Loss
You will seriously tip the scale in your weight loss favor by adopting a plant based diet. You don’t have to go all out vegan to get this benefit, just stop eating a lot of the carbs, meat, and dairy and you will not only rid your body of toxins, but you will drop a serious amount of weight. You will still need to make smart food choices, of course, as eating tons of soy ice cream, vegan or cheesy pizzas, isn’t going to do your waistline any good.
What is a good food choice? The four food markers: is it plant based, whole, nutrient dense, and a healthy source of fat? If it’s not at least two of the four above markers, better make another choice.
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