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Plant-Based Benefits



Lowers Blood Pressure

Did you know that blood pressure is one of the leading indicators of your overall health? High levels of blood pressure put an unnecessary level of stress on the heart, brain, and other organs. Plant-based eaters consistently have lower levels of blood pressure than their meat-eating counterparts. (Dept of Health and Human Services, 2010) So much, in fact, that sedentary plant-based eaters tend to have lower levels than active meat-eaters! (Meyer, Klein and Holloszy, 2007)


Improved Productivity

Cognitive decline is not an unavoidable phenomenon. Eating a plant-based diet protects your brain from this decline and boosts cognitive performance. Plant-based diets reduce inflammation in the brain, which allows it to work more efficiently. Those eating plant-based diets are found to have better short-term memory, concentration, and mental stamina. (Miller, Thangthaeng, Poulose and Shukitt-Hale, 2017)


Healthier Weight

By taking an average across all populations, a plant-based diet is the only group to maintain a healthy weight (BMI <25). Even lacto-vegetarians have an average of >25. This is important because we know that those maintaining a healthy weight have a significantly lower chance of developing any chronic diseases. (Rosell, Appleby, Spencer and Key, 2006)


Longevity

You may not be able to live forever, but eating a plant-based diet can certainly help you live longer. Across the board, it is found that plant-based eaters live longer lives - and healthier, longer lives. While studies can't predict your future, eating a plant-based diet is shown to extend one's life 6-10 years! (Le and Sabate, 2014)


Faster Recovery

If you exercise regularly, you know the importance of recovery times. If you don't, you still know the importance of recovery from everyday aches and pains! Eating a plant-based diet provides your body with the nutrients it needs to recover at a more rapid rate, allowing you to get back into action sooner. (Barnard et al., 2019)


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