With good health and well-being becoming a primary concern of modern-day individuals, various new health-oriented approaches and strategies have come to light. Intermittent fasting, plant-based diet, keto diet and low-carb diet being some, have become the new health craze, providing individuals with novel ways to improve their eating habits. While the overarching goal is to incorporate a more healthy diet into one’s routine, the choice of method plays a significant role.
Dr Lalitha Palle who is the Founder of Moder/ate said, “With multiple health benefits and environmental advantages, plant-based diets have gained immense popularity in recent years. A report from Plant Based Foods Industry Association (PBFIA) highlights a noticeable surge in the adoption of plant-based eating habits in India. This shift is fueled by growing awareness of the ethical and environmental consequences of animal agriculture, as well as increased access to and affordability of plant-based food products.”
In addition to environmental benefits, a plant-based diet offers a wealth of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants that promote long-term health and well-being. Incorporating more fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes into one’s diet benefits various aspects of the body, from digestive health to heart and brain function. That said, there can also be some disadvantages or rather some nutrient deficiencies that can occur if a variety of food consumption is not followed. It may be difficult on an everyday basis to incorporate very many different kinds of foods in the diet.
Following a plant-based diet might appear enticing and compelling on social media, but in reality, it is crucial to understand the advantages and disadvantages of the diet and carefully construct a meal plan that will provide necessary nutrients while ensuring optimum health and wellbeing.
Dr Lalitha went on to share the advantages of plant-based diet:
Plant-based diet: Key benefits
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