We’ve all heard how limiting meat in our diets is healthy for us. But, have you ever thought what REALLY happens to your body when you cut out meat. Read on. We think you’ll be SHOCKED!
1. The Inflammation Levels In Your Body Will Decrease.
We’re not talking about the kind of inflammation you experience after an injury. This focus is long-term, chronic inflammation. The kind that is thought to trigger cancer, heart disease and autoimmune illnesses. Plant based diets are naturally anti-inflammatory.
2. You’ll Change How Your Genes Work.
Research has shown that environmental and lifestyle factors can turn your genes on and off. For instance, antioxidants repair damaged DNA. In the long run, we may find our cells and tissues age more slowly.
3. You’ll Get The Right Amount Of Protein.
Why is this important? An excess of animal protein can cause weight gain, heart disease, cancer and inflammation. However, plant protein protects us from many chronic illnesses. Click here to learn more.
4. You’ll Greatly Reduce Your Chances Of Getting Type 2 Diabetes.
A phenomenal 38% of Americans have pre-diabetes. Furthermore, one study showed eating meat just once a week over a 17 year period increased the risk of diabetes by 74%. Why? Animal fat, animal based iron and the nitrate preservatives in meat damage our pancreatic cells. The pancreas produces insulin which regulates our blood glucose (sugar). Click here to learn more.
5. Your Blood Cholesterol Will Decrease.
As elevated blood cholesterol is a key factor in both heart disease and strokes, you should take notice. Saturated fat is found in meat, poultry, cheese and a host of other animal products. Some folks that changed to a plant based diet found their cholesterol levels dropping up to 35%! Why? A plant based diet tends to be low in saturated fat and no cholesterol. Click here to learn more.