Heya Vegalicious Readers,
Signs are everywhere. All around us and it gets confusing, I know! Which signs do we follow? If you watch TV, you’re constantly blasted with advertisements that tell you this or that is good for your body. I have been going through a program with more than a hundred nutritional theories. I can see why people are confused about what to eat, how much, etc. etc. So I totally get it! However, I thought I’d share some of the signs that I follow and have enjoyed seeing posted via FaceBook lately. One thing I asked my friends is, “Are you ignoring the signs or are you paying attention?”
If that sign was not enough Drs. Pulde and Lederman put out this one
Then this brilliant one by Jon Gabriel. Many people are nutritionally starved in their diets. They eat lots of food, but it is not the “right” kinds of foods. I am thinking here of people who are eating fast food high in salt, sugar and fats! However, when you’re eating a plant-based diet your stomach, because it is nutritionally dense, fills up faster!
Are you eating enough fiber?
Plant-based foods provide a multitude of benefits. Julianna Hever, The Plant-based Dietitian, shares that,
“Not only does fiber make you full faster and keep you full longer, it also:
Reduces your risk for colorectal cancer, diverticular disease, hemorrhoids, and promotes gastrointestinal health.
Promotes a healthy bacteria profile in your gut to improve immune function and overall health.
Removes excess cholesterol from your blood, helping to moderate and lower lipid profiles.
Removes excess sex hormones, heavy metals, and other toxins from your blood and pull it out of your body through the bowels.
Controls blood sugar and insulin levels to promote steady energy, without peaks and valleys, and reduce risk for type 2 diabetes.
Reduces risk for cardiovascular disease.
Helps with weight loss and healthy weight maintenance by promoting satiety.