Keep Your Mind Healthy And Lose Weight – Follow This Diet

Multiple studies have shown that a plant-based diet is great for your body and also good for your mind. Many people think it’s similar to the vegetarian diet but they’re definitely some differences. Same thing with a vegan diet there are a few differences. Let’s delve more into this thing called the plant-based diet.

A plant-based diet consists of eating lots of fruits, vegetables, beans, pulses, salads and a lot of other great stuff like that. There are some animal products that can also be included in this diet like eggs, milk, cheese. Personally I would go moderate on these things. let’s look a little bit deeper into the benefits of a plant-based diet and how easy it is to follow it.

Your Body Will Love You

When you eat a plant based diet full of fruits, vegetables & whole grains you lower your risk of heart disease. A 2017 study by The Journal of the American College of Cardiology stated that ‘adherence to a plant-based diet was associated with a lower risk of heart disease” although it also noted that while not all plant-based foods are equally healthy, diets that didn’t include products with a high sugar content were the best.

There is also a 2012 Harvard Medical School finding that participants who ate mostly red meat “tended to die younger and to die more often from cardiovascular disease and cancer” which is another reason to start limiting the number of animal products in your diet.

A Plant Based Diet is Good for Your Brain

Two plant-based diets that have recently hit the headlines when it comes to helping aid brain function. Both the Mediterranean diet (made up of fruit, veg, nuts, olive oil, whole grains, fish and low in red meat and dairy) and the MIND diet (a tweak on the Med that prioritizesd green leafy vegetables, nuts, beans, whole grains, seafood, poultry and olive oil, but it eliminates red meat, anything processed and butter), came out on top for brain function and age-related cognitive decline.

A Plant-Based Diet Is Not That Hard To Do

If you’re looking for protein, here are some vegetables that are high in protein.

Regarding protein, some foods and veggies high in protein are:
– broccoli
– almonds (I like to sprout them and snack on all day)
– kale
– spinach
– green leafy lettuce
– green peas
– zucchini
– & there are more

You can get calcium and zinc from beans, chickpeas, lentils, and dark greens, and you can find iron in nuts. If you’re looking for plant based proteins with amino acids, beans on toast, rice and peas, lentils and naan bread are simple meals that will help provide the amino acids you need.

It’s More Sociable Than Other Diets

If you like to eat out a lot you will find that many restaurants make it easy for someone on a plant-based diet. It’s also pretty much the same for someone who’s a vegetarian. The choices at restaurants are pretty abundant. it’s a little bit more challenging if you’re a vegan.

You’re Doing Great Things For The Environment

Reducing meat intake can do wonders for reducing global warming. This might not be the number one reason why you’re going to implement a plant-based diet but it’s something to think about.

We wish you the best of luck on your plant-based diet journey!

Let’s talk about three ways to incorporate exercise into your regimen

While most people know they need to exercise, most do not do so because it is not something they enjoy or it is an activity that they make time to do. Other people see exercise as a burden and something that is not effective unless you are sweating, worn out, and about to drop. However, there are three easier ways to implement exercise into your daily life.

1. If you live in a condo or high rise, use the stairs. This is a great exercise. This one exercise alone can help you burn a significant amount of calories and tone the body. Just be careful walking up and down the stairs.

2. Go to Amazon or some other retailer and get some enjoyable work-out equipment. Get something that you would enjoy. This doesn’t have to be difficult or not fun. For example, if you like walking, get some earpods, or something like that, so you can enjoy your favorite music or program as your walking. This is just a way for you to exercise.

3. When you go to the grocery store or department store, deliberately choose a parking space that is further from the door since this will mean extra walking and extra walking burns calories. It eliminates fighting over the closest parking space since you will always find a parking space that is further away from the building!

Many people believe that you have to exercise hard to get benefits. Thinks like sweating profusely, long duration’s of work out, etc. This is really not the case. You can incorporate little things here and there that will have great benefits. The important thing to keep in mind is to move, move, move, move. If you have problems walking or running, move your arms and legs. Any movement is great. Movement is the key.

So, rethink exercise. Just get out there and start moving. Any type of exercise & movement is a good thing. We wish you all the best in this journey!