The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
We got our start by making a healthier veggie burger at home to feed our family, and seeing how tasty it was, we helped others to adopt a plant-based diet. The benefits of a plant-based protein only came second to NoBull’s delicious family recipe, but they’re certainly undeniable. Count on our veggie burger as a protein-replacement for beef, pork, and chicken in your diet.
If you’re thinking of making the transition to a plant-based diet, but unsure how it will help in the long run, we have you covered. Check out our reasons for going plant-based below!
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Eating plant-based really does make a difference! By switching to whole foods and alternatives for protein, you can drastically reduce the amount of carbon emissions you are responsible for as a consumer. According to Business Insider, researchers calculated “if every American replaced all beef, chicken, and pork in their diet with a vegetarian option, that would save the equivalent of 280 billion kilograms (280 million metric tons) of carbon dioxide every year” (2019).
At NoBull, we craft our veggie burgers in small batches to reduce waste and the impact we have on the environment. We use only what we need with whole food ingredients you can recognize on any label, from lentils and grains to various roasted veggies. With NoBull burgers, you get a completely clean and natural source of plant-based protein that is both sustainable for your body and better food source for our planet!
Lower Risk of Heart Disease
Cutting meat out of your diet is great for your body, too. Studies have found that eating red meat every day triples heart-disease related illnesses. Our bodies naturally produce a chemical called Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO). It is a dietary byproduct formed by gut bacteria during digestion. Researchers found that people who ate a diet rich in red meat had higher blood levels of TMAO that were tied to heart disease.
It’s also worth mentioning that our competitor’s fake meat uses expeller-pressed canola oil, which we talk about in our blog here. By eating a veggie burger that is not made with whole foods, your hunger may be temporarily satisfied, but the negative effects of eating the meat imitator are longer lasting and no better than a beef burger. Canola oil has unhealthy levels of trans fat that are harmful to your body when consistently consumed, so we mean it when we say not all veggie burgers are created equal.
Certain Foods Reduce Stress
We talk about gut health and mental health in another blog, which is another great resource if you’re thinking of going plant-based. Feeding your body feeds your mind — and vice versa. We specifically make our veggie burgers with whole foods like grains, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables to encourage a healthier gut and a healthier mind.
Whole foods contain prebiotic fibers that are essential for any healthy diet that supports the microbiome. Prebiotics are specialized plant fibers that nourish the healthy bacteria in your gut. Eating a combination of probiotic and prebiotic foods will stimulate the growth of preexisting bacteria in your stomach, and studies show that a diet with lots of prebiotic fibers significantly reduces stress levels throughout the body.
Anti Inflammatory Plant-Based Proteins
Combat symptoms of arthritis, back pain, and more with a plant-based diet. Inflammation is not only painful and inconvenient, but prolonged inflammation without treatment can damage your body’s cells and tissues for the worse.
Plants’ essential nutrients work to resolve inflammation in your body. The same phytochemicals and antioxidants in plants can help boost your immune system and neutralize toxins from pollution, processed food, bacteria, viruses and more that throw your body out of balance.
A plant-based diet may protect you because it removes the triggers to these diseases. It’s important to eat a plant-based diet filled with those natural, helpful chemicals and to listen to your body’s signals for how foods work for you.
Plant-Based Diets Help Prevent Cancer
As mentioned above, inflammation that goes without treatment can cause long-term damage to your body. Left untreated, inflammation can cause certain types of cancer. Eating a plant-based diet improves the health of your gut because you can better absorb nutrients that boost your immune system, which prevent triggers for related diseases.
Being intentional with what you eat and how often you eat it can treat a number of issues your body might face, including cancer. You just can’t get those essential nutrients from other foods like you can from plants. A healthy immune system is essential for reducing your risk for cancer because it can recognize and attack mutations in cells before they can progress. Curb cancer in time with the right dietary approach that works for you.
Want To Try A Plant-Based Diet?
The benefits of eating close to the earth speak for themselves, and NoBull is here to help. Try any of our veggie burgers not just because they’re delicious, but because they really do make a difference. When you eat better, you just feel better! Contact us directly with questions about our veggie burgers, locate them in a store near you, or order online from NoBull today!