We all know that eating less meat is good for the planet and also our health, and it seems more and more of us are actively and consciously making an effort to cut down on our meat consumption. Move over “pescetarians”, health and wellness experts are labelling ‘Flexitarianism’ as the latest and biggest health movement redefining the health space.
What is it?
Think “Meatless Monday” babe, but essentially, Flexitarianism is eating predominantly, but not strictly, vegetarian. Or in other words, a Vegetarian who occasionally eats meat. Gone are the hardcore days of rigid diets full of deprivation, labels and rules. Instead comes a more flexible, relaxed and intuitive way of eating.
Vegan and plant-based options are becoming much more accessible in the food world, and here at Health Lab it’s no different! We’ve got your back babe, with the release of our new plant-based and vegan-friendly protein balls – for those that maybe want to dabble in some plant-based snacking. Our delicious new balls into our range that contain plant-protein and nothing – we mean nothing – artificial!
What about protein?
One of the biggest concerns for individuals considering taking up a predominantly plant-based or vegan diet is where they will get their protein from. Fortunately, protein isn’t solely found in meat, fish or eggs – it can also be found in plant products. Beans, nuts, seeds and legumes contain high amounts of protein, and provided you incorporate these into your diet on a daily basis, you are sure to consume enough protein keep those energy levels up. You can also grab hold of our new plant-based protein balls for an easy, on-the-go protein snack.
Besides the ethical benefits, what are the health benefits?
There are numerous benefits to adopting a healthy plant-based diet, these include:
- Weight loss or weight maintenance
- Improved blood-sugar levels
- Reduced risk of diabetes and other related medical conditions
- Lower blood pressure
- Improved skin
- Increased energy levels
- Improved digestion
Guest Blog by Abigail Jones.