The pros and cons of a plant-based diet

What is a plant-based diet?

A plant-based diet involves eating mostly or entirely plant-based foods. Some people may eat a small amount of animal products, while others choose to exclude all meat, poultry, fish, seafood, eggs and dairy. With more of us becoming aware of the health risks and environmental impacts of eating too much meat, plant-based diets are a popular choice.

But before you make any drastic changes to your diet, it’s important to consider the pros and cons of going plant based so you can make an informed choice.

Pros of a plant-based diet

  •  Reduced environmental impact
  •  Helps maintain a healthy weight
  •  Healthy fibre intake
  •  May improve gut health
  •  Supports immune system
  •  Lowers cholesterol
  •  Stabilises blood sugar

Cons of a plant-based diet

  •  Requires preparation and meal planning
  •  Low in essential nutrients like calcium,
     iron and vitamin B12
  •  Difficult to get enough protein
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