For the last century there has always been a new diet that has become popular, or trend of eating. A few decades ago it was the low carb, South Beach Diet, and now the ketogenic diet of just eating animal products to increase ketones in the blood for weight loss. This article we will explore about what it means to eat about 80% plant based diets. Click to continue reading more about plant-based diets.
What is a Plant Based Diet?
Plant based diets are when a person commits to making their food choices about 80% plants. Plant based diets are essentially, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and grains. The other 20% is likely to be a type of animal product such as meat, or dairy.
Why is a Plant Based Diet Considered Good?
Plant based diets are gaining a lot of traction from both celebrities, and younger generations. Firstly, the largest reason is because it is healthy. A plant based diet restricts people from eating fast food, processed foods, and artificial sweets. These foods are the largest culprits of weight gain. By eating a diet rich in plants, the human body is less likely to be affected by diseases. People who switched their eating habits to mostly plant based, saw a reduction in high cholesterol and diabetes. The second large part about a plant based diet, is that it is very environmentally friendly. By committing to eating more plants, we can end much of food waste, eat seasonally, and buy from local farmers. Also, with a growing appetite of plants, people are less likely to eat animal products. This can lead to a reduction in greenhouse gases from the beef industry.
Our Favorite Plant- Based Recipes
At Soma, almost all of our events center around food, because we like to eat! Below is a list of some our favorite types of way to prepare plant based meals! Once you prepare your ingredients and find recipes, it is so much easier to stick to this diet!
- Buddha bowls
- Poke bowls
- Strawberry spinach salad
- Fruit salad
- Roasted cauliflower with pomegranate and yogurt sauce
- Vegetarian chili
- Butternut squash soup
- Tomato bisque
- Mango corn salsa
- Tomato avocado salad
- Roasted Eggplant
- Peach caprese
- Chana masala
- Zucchini with parmesan
- Baked sweet potato with blueberries
- Vegetarian curry
- Maple brussel sprouts
Has this article convinced you to add more fruits and veggies into your diet? If you have already been a vegetarian or a vegan, please comment about your experiences! Essentially, you don’t need to change your lifestyle eating habits, but try to get more veggies and fruits in your diet! If there is another article that you would like us to cover, please write below in the comments!