5 Reasons to try a plant-based diet

Veganuary (if you do not know by now that is ‘vee-gan-uary) becoming more popular is just the tip of the iceberg lettuce – see what we did there! Here are some reasons why NOW is the time to give it a try… 

Save the Planet! 

Climate change is a more pressing threat than ever before, an even better reason why now is the time to give plant-based food a go is the ‘save the planet’ argument. Not just that, it is also good for your health! 


Weight loss 

The majority of fast-food out there involves animal products. Hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, fried chicken – a plant-based means you cut most of these out, and the weight loss results can be impressive. 

 

Health benefits

You can’t really talk plant-based recipes without mentioning some of the health benefits of a plant-based diet. While some people see this diet as a limitation, for others, it can help them live longer, happier, and healthier lives. There is a great deal of evidence to show that a plant-based diet can have a positive impact on your heart, and even reduce the chance of heart diseases. 

 

It’s still tasty! 

Many people believe that giving up meat, dairy and eggs is a big sacrifice. But it really doesn’t need to be. There are loads of delicious ingredients, products and meals that you probably already eat which are vegan. For instance (to name just a few!): 

  • Bagels 
  • Peanut butter 
  • Marmite (debatably delicious for some) 
  • Hummus 
  • Crispy seaweed (it’s actually crispy kale!) 
  • Falafel

Flava helps make cooking plant-based recipes easy

There are lots of people who have been prepared to try out a plant-based diet, but have ended up either never starting, or giving up after a few days or weeks, because of the effort: to find great tasting plant-based recipes, to find all the ingredients in the supermarket, to double check every label to make sure it’s vegan-friendly. Sound like hard work – Not any more! Check out our plant based and vegan recipes here