01/5Here's the real truth about plant-based diets

Here's the real truth about plant-based diets

Over the past few years, an increasing number of people are becoming more conscious about the foods they eat. Whether it's to live a more healthy lifestyle or wanting to protect our planet, more and more people are adopting plant-based diets. However, there is a lot of nutritional advice that is giving this type of diet a bad wrap. While there is a lot of information on the web about its health benefits, there are a few myths that cause people to be wary of trying this diet. Here are a few myths busted about plant-based nutrition.

by Darielle Britto
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02/5Myth : There are too many restrictions with plant-based diets

Myth : There are too many restrictions with plant-based diets

Giving up meat products, particularly if they've been part of your daily diet, can be daunting and challenging at first. When testing out the waters with plant-based diets it will feel like you've given up a lot. However, now is the time to experiment with the ingredients. Find recipes with foods you like. You'll find a delicious date-sweetened dessert is much more delicious than something sugary. Once you get comfortable with this diet, you'll find there are plenty of options you never thought of before.

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03/5Myth : Plant-based diets are going to make you feel hungry constantly

Myth : Plant-based diets are going to make you feel hungry constantly

A big reason many people have reservations about trying a plant-based diet is that they feel they're going to be walking around constantly hungry. Many people believe plant-based diets are not substantial. What's more, is you'll be following a diet that has foods packed with fibre. That will help keep you feeling full for longer. It will also help improve blood sugar levels and gut health. You can eat some oats in the morning or opt for a good helping of vegetables for lunch.

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04/5Myth : Plant-based diets are not affordable

Myth : Plant-based diets are not affordable

The word 'organic' has many people thinking that these products will be too expensive and not practical to consume on a daily basis. Plant-based nutrition is about reducing your intake of processed foods, not substituting it with vegan ice creams and cheeses. You need to spend your money on the right foods. That means fresh fruits, vegetables and legumes. Do a little research and find fresh produce that is available this season. With a few spices, you can make a range of delicious recipe with natural and clean ingredients.

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05/5Myth : Plant-based diets don't give you enough protein

Myth : Plant-based diets don't give you enough protein

This is probably one of the biggest misconceptions about plant-based diets. Perhaps being unaware of the many elements that this diet contains is one of the reasons many people believe this to be true. This could be a worrying question particularly for people who are big on fitness and require a lot of energy. However, there are a number of sources of protein that you can get from plant foods like tofu, nuts, lentils, whole grains and beans. Not only will you get the right amount of protein, but this diet can also improve heart health and reduce your risk of diabetes and cancer.

by Darielle Britto
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