Plant-Based Diets: Optimizing Your Health
There are plenty of reasons to switch from a meat-based diet to a plant-based one. One of the main reasons people switch is related to the health issues that can stem from eating meat. Our chiropractic professionals at Thrive Wellness Center in Fayetteville have plenty of experience in helping people to make the switch from meat to greens.
Meat and Dairy: Hidden Ingredients
Most commercial meat and dairy products contain countless harmful toxins that can negatively impact your health. In addition to this, many farms that provide these animals for a food treat their animals with antibiotics. This is generally due to the highly unsanitary conditions that come with farms that mass breed animals for profit. When slaughtered for meat or milked for dairy, these antibiotics are passed through to the consumer. Overexposure to antibiotics can lead to resistance, which can put you at risk for serious and lethal infections such as MRSA.
The Health Benefits of plant-based Diets
The benefits of a plant-based diet are endless. Some of these benefits include:
- Weight loss
- Reduces cancer risks
- Stave off Alzheimer's
- Manage diabetes, or reduce the risk of diabetes
Making the Switch
For decades, the all-American diet has consisted of large amounts of meat daily. It is for this reason, and others, that switching to a plant-based diet can be difficult for many people. Going cold turkey may not be sustainable, so a slow switch is sometimes recommended. To do this, many people partake in "meatless Mondays" and slowly increase their meat-free days of the week. Finally, it can be helpful to keep your fridge stocked with healthy, plant-based snacks and meals so you don't feel tempted to cook that steak that's been sitting in the fridge.
Ready to Go Meat-Free?
Our team at Thrive Wellness Center can help you make the switch from a meat-based to a plant-based diet. Give us a call today at (479) 439-8121 to set up an appointment with one of our experienced chiropractic professionals in Fayetteville.