‘Plant based’, Why has this become the new buzz word in food trends
‘Plant Based’, unless you have been living under a rock this buzz statement has no doubt grazed your interest, been sold as the future or has you intrigued as to whether it’s something you could do for the world.
Below we have outlined 5 reasons close to own hearts, as to why we adapted a plant based diet.
- Its clinically proven to be healthier
- Our insides feel great
- It has saved our little family both time and money
- It’s good for the world
- It’s delicious!
Its clinically proven to be healthier
Whether it’s an online Harvard study you trust, any ‘one’ of the loads of Netflix documentaries about the plant based diet, or your Facebook’s local community group, the benefits of adopting a plant based diet are everywhere!
We’re not here to impose any medical or clinically proven statements upon you, it’s not what we do, (we simply enjoy cooking and eating vegetables). However we can tell you that no matter you look on-line about a more vegetable driven diet there is plenty of scientific evidence to support how good it is for us and the planet.
We ourselves are sold! Plant based diets make us feel great, the health benefits offer us a better sense of well-being and we are now basing a good portion of our lives around offering this delicious staple to our customers and readers!
Our insides feel great
Is this just a cheeky extension of the above paragraph? Yep, probably.
But listen up for just a second. When we first adopted a plant based diet we were dubious, but curious. It was only a couple of weeks later and we were sat around the dinner table chatting about how great we all felt. Lighter, fitter, sleeping better, , our insides feel so clean and energised.
I guess what we are saying is that if you are not already on a plant based diet, give it a whirl for just two weeks and tell us you don’t feel better for it! Go on, we urge you 😉
It has saved our little family both time and money
Eating and living through a plant based diet will also save a few dollars, or at least that’s what we have found. Expensive hunks of meat or fresh fish are costly, vegetables, fruits, legumes, pasta, grains, well they just don’t so much.
Don’t get us wrong, some more boutique vegetables cost the extra pennies but all in all we think it’s a touch cheaper to go plant based or at least incorporate more vegetables into your cooking at home.
(Side note) – The dollars that we save not buying meat mean we can shop around for only the finest, freshest and most local veggies possible. That’s a whole other little joy we have found, shopping locally and stimulating a community, stay tuned for L’Orto at home.)
It’s good for the world
Adopting a plant based diet will reduce you carbon footprint!
Eating meat, and on some levels fish in this day and age, cost our planet greatly in carbon emissions. Its unfortunate that our planet takes such a beating due to over farming and mass production but unfortunately it’s the truth.
Growing vegetables using effective and regenerative farming practices is far more sustainable and will as a bonus, usually reduce food miles and packaging too.
Vegetables are delicious; no matter how you look at it.
After spending a lifetime in kitchens (with years of cooking in the finest restaurants) vegetables are where we find the most joy. They are versatile, dynamic and when treated with both love and care they are downright delicious.
So give it a go, get veggie’ing!!
We promise you will love the recipes and equally love how good you feel by even just cutting out some, it doesn’t have to be all, of your meat-based protein sources.
Keep checking in for more reading on our little journey, more recipes we will be sharing, and stay tuned for L’Orto at home. A place where we will be sharing a more in-depth and comprehensive guide into how you can get more vegetable based while saving time, keeping things delicious and interesting, and saving money while feeling great.