3 Little-Known Benefits of Plant-Based Eating
For over a year now, Koko Kai has been producing our plant-based coconut yogurt. We are so proud of this yogurt because, unlike traditional yogurts, it does not have any dairy in it. This makes it perfect for those who have dairy allergies or sensitivities, vegans, and/or those who want to stick to a plant-based eating plan.
If you are considering a plant-based eating plan, you may be wondering what the benefits are. Here are three of the little-known benefits associated with plant-based eating.
Health Benefits of Plant-Based Eating
Plant-based eating has many health benefits associated with it. One of the benefits of plant-based eating is that it can help you with your blood pressure. If you already have high blood pressure, you can work to reduce it. If your blood pressure is not already high, plant-based eating can reduce your risk of developing hypertension by as much as 34 percent. A plant-based diet is also good for your heart.
Eating a plant-based diet can reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by as much as 16 percent and reduce your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by 31 percent. Finally, plant-based eating can help you to lose weight and/or maintain a healthy weight. On average, vegans have a BMI of 23.6, while non-vegans have an average BMI of 28.8, which falls under the overweight category.
Environmental Benefits of Plant-Based Eating
The second benefit of eating a plant-based diet is that it is better for the environment. Raising animals, whether for meat or dairy, takes a huge toll on the environment. These animals need to be fed and require a lot of water. It also takes a lot of work to process meat and transport it to grocery stores.
Plant-based foods have a much smaller carbon footprint and impact on the environment. Eating a plant-based diet can also help species naturally repopulate in areas where species may be sparse due to hunting for meat.
Economic Benefits of Plant-Based Eating
The final lesser-known benefit associated with plant-based eating is the economic benefits. Plant-based foods are usually cheaper than animal-based products, which can help you to save money. If everyone ate plant-based products, people would be healthier, which would reduce healthcare costs.
Finally, people who have a lower BMI tend to pay less for life insurance compared to those who are overweight or obese.
Non-dairy yogurts are becoming more and more common. It is estimated that there are 80 million vegans worldwide, and over 65 percent of individuals lose the ability to properly digest lactose after infancy.
Plant-based diets are also becoming more and more popular as people learn the benefits they have on their health, the environment and the economy. Here at Koko Kai Yogurt, we are proud to be a part of the non-dairy yogurt movement by producing our delicious and nutritious coconut-based yogurt.