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Ethical and Healthful: The Benefits of Following a Plant-Based Diet Plan

There has been a lot of talk recently about how a plant-based diet is good not only for your health but is also a great way to help the environment. But switching from a meat inclusive lifestyle to a vegetarian or even a vegan one can seem tricky. However, with the rise of farm to fork establishments and plenty of options at your local grocery store, it is easier than ever.

Here are some of the best reasons to move toward a vegetarian lifestyle and how to create a plant-based diet plan.

Healthy Hearts

fruit-salad-fresh-heart-bowlThere has been a lot of research done on whether or not being a vagetarian actually lowers the risk of heart disease. According to a study conducted by the University of Oxford, those who eat a predominantly vegetarian diet have a 22% lower chance of developing heart conditions than those who ate meat.

And while they did find there to be a slight increase of having a stroke. However, it is believed to be from the lack of certain B vitamins in meat. Taking daily supplements should counteract those risks.