“But- I could NEVER give up cheese!” We understand. The thought of giving up late night pizza or morning bacon may seem nearly impossible, but it has been proven that incorporating more plant based meals into your routine has some incredible benefits. At Grace and Stella, our cruelty-free, vegan, and natural products are a source of pride. We believe what you put in your body is just as important as what you put on it.
What kind of benefits we are talking about? According to nutritionists, there are quite a few. Here are the top 4 reasons why a plant-based diet is worth the switch:
- Healthy Heart
It is common knowledge that red meat can have adverse effects for heart health. But did you know that incorporating more plants into your diet can actually improve heart health by up to 80%? According to Dr. Hana Kahleova, “A plant-based diet has the power to not only prevent heart disease, but also manage and sometimes even reverse it — something no drug has ever done.". By fueling your body with sustainable, nutrient dense food, you can improve your heart health along with your own wellbeing.
- Save the planet
Adopting a plant-based lifestyle not only has a wide array of benefits for your health, but also can have a significant impact on one’s ecological footprint. Researchers at the University of Oxford found that cutting meat and dairy products from your diet could reduce an individual's carbon footprint from food by up to 73 per cent. Furthermore, lead author Joseph Poore highlights, “A vegan diet is probably the single biggest way to reduce your impact on planet Earth, not just greenhouse gases, but global acidification, eutrophication, land use and water use.”
- Be a Culinary Daredevil
We know adopting a vegan diet can mean foregoing some of your favourite meals. But this allows you to get those creative juices flowing and release your inner master chef. What better time to try new recipes you never would have otherwise? Some of our favourite websites from simple, tasty, vegan food include: Oh She Glows, the Minimalist Baker, and the Vegan 8.
- Clearer Skin
Saturated fats are known for clogging pores and promoting acne. By eliminating animal products from your diet, you may notice you won’t need that afternoon blotting sheet. Plus, many of the vitamins found in fruits and vegetables actually promote healthy skin. For example, the vitamin C found in sweet potatoes smooths wrinkles by stimulating the production of collagen, a protein that aids in the strength and elasticity of our skin. We recommend pairing our Collagen Facial Sheet Masks with a plant based diet for ultimate collagen production!
A plant based lifestyle can improve your own health, the health of the Earth, and can help achieve clearer skin. The evidence is staggeringly compelling. Sign us up!