Ten Ways a Plant Based Diet Improves Your Physical Health

First of all, since you are an energetic being, you need to eat energetic food to stay healthy.

Plants are energetic foods that detoxify and neutralize your body, enhance immune function and produce serotonin, the happy hormone, which alleviates depression, relieves stress and boosts energy.

A plant based diet contains live alkaline foods, enzymes and life force energy rather than acidic foods.  A high acidic diet of meat, dairy and eggs causes inflammation and creates mucus in your body which cause diseases and illnesses.    

Second, a vegan diet counteracts the genetic likelihood of developing illnesses and diseases.

The antioxidants in a plant based diet repel free radical molecules (that cause cell damage and inflammation.)

You not only dramatically reduce, if not eliminate, your chances of diagnoses of degenerative diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and autoimmune diseases as well as chronic conditions such as obesity, arthritis, acne and digestive disorders; but you can reverse these problems if you have them as evidenced by testimonies of patients who have been able to stop taking their medications.

Third, a plant based diet provides higher energy levels and stamina, and better overall functioning of the body than a diet based on meat, dairy and eggs.

Foods rich in healthy fats, vitamins and minerals boost energy level as well as reduce stress and anxiety.

A vegan diet maintains healthy organs, skin, hair and nails.

Your eyes look brighter, whiter and more sparkling; your skin glows; your hair grows faster and looks shinier; your nails get stronger and grow longer; and you stay healthy.

Fourth, a vegan diet is rich in nutrients.

Many studies have reported that a plant based diet provides more fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and unsaturated fats than a diet based on meat, dairy and eggs.

A vegan diet includes whole plant based foods including milks such as almond, hemp and coconut; lots of vegetables and fruit; whole grains such as rice, quinoa and oats; potatoes; corn; legumes (beans, peas, peanuts and lentils); nuts; soy and seeds.

In addition, within reason for optimal health, you can enjoy pizza, pasta, fajitas, chocolate, ice cream, cake, cookies, brownies, potato chips, french fries, burgers, unfined or unfiltered wine as well as most beers and liquor. Ben & Jerry’s makes lots of delicious non dairy ice cream flavors, the Beyond Burger is available in many fine restaurants, Burger King sells the Impossible Whopper…you have plenty of options!

Now, with regard to within reason and for optimal health, all my fellow body builders should remember during the 1980s, Arnold advised us about too much white sugar, white flour and white rice which he called white death.

Fifth, a plant based diet helps you find and maintain your ideal weight.

A plant based diet naturally contains less calories. You easily and naturally find your ideal weight without counting calories.

Sixth, a vegan diet improves heart health.

Since vegans usually consume fewer calories than people who consume meat dairy and eggs, vegans generally have a lower body mass index (or BMI) and a reduced risk of obesity.

A lower BMI generally means lower levels of harmful cholesterol and lower blood pressure.

Seventh, a plant based diet lowers blood sugar levels and improves kidney function.

Vegans generally have healthy blood sugar levels and high insulin sensitivity (which allows cells of the body to use blood glucose more effectively).

Eighth, a vegan diet reduces pain and symptoms of conditions that have not yet disappeared.

A plant based diet provides relief of symptoms such as arthritic pain, joint swelling and stiffness; and diabetic sharp, burning, nerve pain.

Ninth, a plant based diet promotes good gut hormones.

Vegans have higher levels of beneficial gut hormones than those who consume meat, dairy and eggs who have fecal bile acid in their guts which can cause gastrointestinal infections.

Meat, dairy and eggs are difficult to digest because more stomach acid secretion, pancreatic enzyme secretion and bile synthesis are required to break down these acidic byproducts, secretions and flesh.

Last, but not least, a vegan diet builds and maintains muscle mass and strength, and strong bones.

Not only is it inefficient to feed grain to nonhuman beings, then eat them, but they get their protein and necessary nutrients from plants. The strongest nonhumans in the world such as gorillas, rhinos, elephants and horses all eat a plant based diet.

Pacifism can literally save our planet.

Pacifism means nonviolence and creates a higher level of consciousness.

Pacifists live in alignment with the values of Benevolence, Compassion, Empathy, Peace, the Golden Rule, Reverence for all life, Gentleness and Kindness.

I invite all of you to participate in a fun activity. Just click on the link below and you will see a list of various ways you can enjoy a peaceful lifestyle. If you have questions, feel free to contact me via carol@newhopenow.net.


I am not a licensed physician or scientist.

All views expressed on this website are based upon my personal experience and/or research.