is a Plant-Based Lifestyle?
consider a Plant-Based Lifestyle?
to begin a Plant-Based Lifestyle.
Your gut flora is made up of microorganisms that live in the digestive tracts and help your body digest and absorb nutrients and fight against intruders. Healthy flora is critical for whole body health. Your body cultivates new flora every 24 hours through the foods you eat. This healthy bacteria that lives in your intestinal tract thrives on colorful, plant-based foods such as cruciferous vegetables, bananas, beans, Jerusalem artichokes, blueberries, polenta, kimchee & sauerkraut and tempeh.
A plant-based lifestyle is full of fiber, which helps with digestion by moving things along, preventing constipation, and promoting regular bowel movements so toxins don't build up and become reabsorbed into your body. Animal products contain ZERO fiber. Fiber is only found in vegetables, fruits, grains and legumes.
Soluble fiber (i.e oatmeal, nuts, beans, apples and blueberries) slows down digestion as it breaks down into a gel in your intestines and Insoluble fiber (i.e. seeds, grains, stringy parts or skins of plant matter) which speeds up digestion as it passes through the body mostly intact . It is important to have both types of fiber in your diet.