Why should you follow a plant-based diet?
Last years, we have changed our diet into a plant-based Calisthenics Diet during our Calisthenics journey. Especially when we focus on weight loss, we prefer a vegan diet. Nowadays we are used to the vegan approach: We barely eat meat and try to eat plant-based as much as possible. We have done some research on this particular topic which we would like to share with you. We also like to share our opinions about a plant-based diet and our own experiences with a plant-based Calisthenics Diet. In this blog and in the video below, we’ll give you the top 3 reasons why you should follow a vegan diet as a Calisthenics athlete. Enjoy reading!
3 reasons why you should follow a plant-based diet | Calisthenics Family
Reason 1 – Health
The governments and meat industries tell us that we need meat to be healthy. In fact, the truth is the complete opposite. There are countless plant-based or vegan-based alternatives that are comparable to meat, or even much healthier than meat. You may have already researched the consequences of eating meat or the benefits of a vegan Calisthenics diet. We researched all of this and came to shocking facts:
- Consuming meat increases obesity, cancer and heart disease worldwide. This is because meat contains a lot of saturated fat, which causes cardiovascular disease
- The diseases mentioned above are the number 1 causes of death worldwide.
- By eating less or no meat at all, you reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
- 80% of all antibiotics are fed to animals worldwide. By eating meat you not only get a lot of saturated fat, but also a dose of unwanted medication that is also very unhealthy.
We know that there are many discussions about the need for (animal) proteins for muscle recovery and muscle growth. To get a clear answer to this discussion, we need to do more research. Either way, by eating meat, the average person gets twice as much protein as needed. In addition, we found no negative influences on our muscles since we changed from a diet with meat to a plant-based diet.