Entrepreneur recently discussed how switching to a plant-based diet can help boost your productivity both at home and in the workplace.
Scott Putnam, founder of Whole Living Nutrition, writes, “Truly taking care of yourself begins at the end of your fork and when you stop to think about it, just makes good business sense.”
Putnam says a vegan diet aids productivity and focus, lowers stress, strengthens immunity, and promotes overall happiness. Sure, this sounds like a big promise, but he uses groundbreaking studies to back his claims. Research has shown, for example, that plant-based foods improve blood flow, ensuring vital nutrients and oxygen are delivered to the brain.
What about stress? Putnam writes:
New studies are showing that by indulging in large amounts of animal products such as meat, dairy and eggs it can actually raise stress levels in the body. As explained by Dr. Neal Barnard in his book, Power foods for the brain, “cortisol levels tend to rise with consumption of animal products.” The theory is that by escaping from this “fight or flight” condition, it allows our central nervous system to calm down, which lowers stress in the mind and body.
Vegan diets offer a lot of health benefits. In fact, many people say that after they went vegan their complexions improved and they lost unwanted pounds.
What’s more, study after study has shown that adopting a balanced, bountiful vegan diet is one of the best ways to improve your health. Consider this: Researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that compared to shorter-term vegetarians, people on a vegetarian diet for more than 17 years enjoyed a 3.6-year increase in life expectancy.
Eating meat isn’t just harming our productivity and health. It’s also killing our planet and causing unthinkable animal suffering.
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