If you’re considering going plant-based, you might be wondering, what is a plant-based diet and what can it do for me? The answer is A LOT!
A plant-based diet means the focus is always on simple, nutrient-dense foods—nothing processed. Think, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, tubers (root vegetables like potatoes, yams, carrots) and legumes.
Not only is a plant-based lifestyle delicious but it can also transform your health. Research shows those who swap meat for veggies can experience internal health benefits like:
- Lower blood pressure & cholesterol
- Reduced risk of cardiac events & cardiovascular disease
- Improved digestion through an increased healthy gut flora
- Reduced risk of diabetes-related conditions
- Weight loss
- Increased energy & mental clarity
In addition, because plant-based diets are rich with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and phytonutrients, you can also expect to see external health benefits, specifically in your hair, skin, and nails—and who wouldn’t want that? These include:
- Glowing skin
- Increased collagen production
- Increased skin hydration
- Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
Transitioning to plant-based is an exciting journey that can transform your life. At Califia, we strive to offer high-quality, plant-based products in a variety of nourishing flavors to enrich your life in every way possible! Not only do our plant milks pair perfectly with coffee but they’re also a great non-dairy substitute for any favorite recipe. For a healthy twist on takeout, try our Coconut Stir Fry, or for comfort food cravings, whip up our dairy-free Butternut Mac & Cheese. For more delicious recipes and helpful plant-based tips, head over to our blog, The Bounty, we’re always updating it with fresh content!
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