Research shows Plant-based diets have been associated with:
With a plant based lifestyle, you can experiment with adding more plants and reducing consumption of animal products and potentially notice shifts in your body relatively quickly. For example, when Jodh began running Half Marathons in 2011 she would have such significant IT band tension, she would take anti-inflammatories after long runs 😳. One year after going totally plant-based, she found herself running longer, stronger and without that debilitating IT band pain. Now she is training for her first Marathon and finds her recovery time to be vastly improved.
Blood work will also let you know where you stand and it’s possible to see dramatic improvements in blood work in as little as thirty days. Six months after going vegan, Jodh’s historically high cholesterol (even on a vegetarian diet) dropped more than 40 points into the normal range. Given her significant family history of heart disease and high cholesterol this was quite motivating.