The Whole Food Plant-Based diet is the ‘new kid on the block’, when it comes to eating. In the US, this wholesome way of eating has already found many followers, and it is renowned for the huge benefits it bestows on those who follow it. Proponents include leading medical doctors, scientists and cardiologists, who are prescribing this diet to their patients with staggeringly posit
People who change their diet from the ‘standard Western’ diet to one of fresh, whole produce and complex starches and who exclude all processed foods and animal produce, find that they often lose weight rapidly, gain back their youthful energy, sleep better and even reverse heart disease.
With the colder months approaching, most of us are bracing ourselves for a season of sniffles, lethargy, low mood and cravings for comfort foods. But it doesn’t have to be this way! I have seen amazing improvements in the health of people, who are adopting this way of eating, myself included.
Before I changed my diet from ‘Health-Conscious Vegetarian’ to Whole-Food Plant Based, I was on regular migraine medication, and had been battling my weight for decades. I was able to control what I weighed only by constantly watching what I ate – as an allied health practitioner and nutritional therapist, I thought I was doing all the right things.
After being introduced to the Whole Food Plant-Based diet through a book by the wonderful Dr Neal Barnard of the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, I not only got to my ‘happy weight’, and am staying there effortlessly, but I was also able to discontinue my migraine medication, and am feeling fabulous all-round!
So, if you are looking for a way to feel wonderful this winter, give the Whole Food Plant-Based way of eating a go. I can absolutely guarantee you that, if done properly, this way of giving your body premium nourishment, will see you less prone to infection, and put a bounce in your step, as you experience a surge of energy, and a happier mood. Now is the ideal time to ramp up your nutrition, ditch the processed rubbish, and love your Winter!
Article submitted by Hilke Legenhausen from Hilke’s Health
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