What is Plant Based?

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What is it?

The plant based diet concerns a plant-based diet model, with low fat content and high content of plant fibers, conceptually elaborated and presented for the first time by researcher Dr.T. Colin Campbell in 1980, its premise is the inclusion of more natural foods.

What is the plant based diet for?

Since it indicates the higher consumption of plant foods and low consumption of animal foods, in order to avoid possible diseases that these foods may trigger, their adoption is focused on the benefits that a natural diet can provide to health. Such a point explains why the demand for plant-based products is so growing, a move that has caused the industry to develop more and more meat and dairy products of plant origin to meet the needs of such consumers.

How does the plant based diet work?

This diet is composed not only of vegetables and fruits, but also of nuts, seeds, grains, oils, beans and some vegetables. Studies show that the adepts of this diet have the goal of more health and also to eat more healthily from the consumption of tasty and nutritious foods.

What are the benefits?

It can act in a complementary way in the treatment of menopause, rheumatoid arthritis, glucose metabolism, improvement of intestinal health and microbiota profile, besides being practiced by some elite athletes. In addition, with technological advances, there are several types of plant proteins available on the market that can be used in order to supplement the low supply of proteins from the plant-based diet. Therefore, the adoption of this feeding model can be a viable option for those seeking health and environmental preservation.


Reading suggestion: Effects
of plant-based diet on menopause

Lynch, H., Johnston, C., & Wharton, C. (2018). Plant-Based Diets: Considerations for Environmental Impact, Protein Quality, and Exercise Performance

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