Going plant-based is one of the best things you can do for your health and wellness but you probably already knew that, right? You may already know that eating a plant based diet is healthy but, I bet you don’t know there are some instant benefits many people experience within the first week of eating a plant-based diet? They just might leave you intrigued enough to give it a try.
1. Better Digestion
Let’s start with the obvious – your digestion is going to Improve on a vegan diet, no kidding. Plant-based foods are basically fiber, water, healthy fats, and plant-based protein. There’s nothing in those foods (unless you choose highly processed versions) that cause your digestion to slow down or take a stand-still. Just keep in mind that the added intake of fiber should be approached with caution. Take it slow and chew your food very well, which also enhances the digestion process. For those who consume a lot of milk, cheese, and meat, this is one of the best changes you can make for managing chronic constipation, gas, bloating, stomach irritation, and heartburn.
2. More Energy
Animal foods can be very difficult to digest. When the digestive system becomes overwhelmed, it drains a lot of energy from you. Eating a plant-based diet is a great way to enhance your energy since digestion is naturally easier and certain plant-based foods have energizing properties. Just be aware of portion size since eating extremely large meals can also be taxing on your system as well.
3. Better Sleep
A plant-based diet is incredibly beneficial for your sleep health. Even though you’ll likely have endless amounts of energy throughout the day, you’ll likely feel more calm and find it easier to nod off to sleep at night. Plus, certain foods like bananas, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cashew butter, peanut butter, avocados, kale, almonds, walnuts, spinach, and squash all contain vitamin B6, tryptophan, and magnesium, which ensure a healthy sleep cycle.