Fighting Inflammation with Plant Based Proteins
"Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to reduce inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator. By following an anti-inflammatory diet you can fight off inflammation..."
There are many benefits to reducing overall meat consumption and increasing plant-based protein alternatives. Animal meats (particularly red meats) tend to cause increased inflammation within the body which can then lead to causing or worsening of diseases or symptoms of conditions such as arterial plaque and atherosclerosis, arthritis, and many more.
A Harvard article details:
"Sometimes inflammation persists, day in and day out, even when you are not threatened by a foreign invader. That's when inflammation can become your enemy. Many major diseases that plague us—including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, and Alzheimer's—have been linked to chronic inflammation."
Read more HERE.
Have you been trying to reduce overall weekly meat consumption but unsure if you are still getting enough protein? This video is a great educational resource with wonderful alternatives and examples of meals to make with each one!
Try adding one new plant-based protein into next weeks routine and see what you think!
Please note: If you are planning on switching to an entirely plant-based diet, please consult with your provider to ensure you are also incorporating all of the necessary well-balanced nutrients back into your diet, and aren't missing anything.
(Click on the image to watch the video)