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Eating a more plant based diet is becoming more and more popular for many reasons. Here at EasiYo we have yogurt options for plant based eaters as well as dairy yogurt lovers but we wanted to talk a bit about how you could start to get more plant based in your diet - if you wanted to!
There is no surprise that plant based diets are not only becoming more popular but easier to incorporate into everyday life.
Maybe you or someone you know has already made the switch to eating more plant based foods. But what are the benefits of eating plant based foods? What does plant based actually mean and how do you go about introducing plant based into your lifestyle?
This month, we would like to help answer some of your plant based questions to see if this lifestyle is right for you.
In simple terms, it means making plant based food the center of your meals. Foods like fruits, vegetables, legumes, wholegrains, nuts and seeds would all be considered plant based, and so a plant based diet means consuming more of these, and cutting back or removing meat and other animal products such as eggs and dairy.
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to plant based. It might mean plant based meals three or four nights of the week, or it could be a total commitment to plant power (completely vegan!).
People choose to follow plant based diets for a range of reasons, and eating more plant based may provide a range of health benefits including:
Try this simple smoothie recipe to get a delicious dose of some plant based goodness into your day.
*Can also be substituted with ½ cup orange juice.
Blend all ingredients together until smooth and enjoy!
It’s important to keep in mind that a plant based diet may not be for everyone. But, if you’re looking to shake things up in a way that’s good for your health and the planet, then why not give it a go.
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