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Your Plant-Based Diet Guide

 

Diet is a concept that is woven deeply into cultural traditions and even religious beliefs – from the Christian season of Lent that recently just concluded in April, to the Muslim Ramadan period of fasting and reflection that is still ongoing. However, in general, the word diet often implies the use of specific intake of nutrition for health or weight-management reasons. This means that a diet can revolve around the food that is being taken in, from a plant-based diet to a keto one, or the means and timing in which it is being taken, or both. 

Through the years, experts and health enthusiasts have come up with various diets that are now available in the market for you to enjoy in your luxury home. In this article, we are focusing on the ever-healthy and organic plant-based diet. This is the perfect way to jumpstart your healthy lifestyle changes at your luxury home during the new normal.

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Shifting to a healthier diet is a very impactful way to optimize your health in the comforts of your luxury home.

 

Understand the difference between plant-based compared to other diets

 

A plant-based diet doesn’t necessarily mean vegetarian or vegan. A plant-based diet simply means that you are primarily eating food that is grown and harvested from plants, depending on how strict you plan to be on the food you intake. This generally non-restrictive diet includes not only fruits and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, and beans. 

A vegetarian diet includes eggs and dairy foods, but no meat, poultry, fish, or seafood; a pescatarian diet includes eggs, dairy foods, fish, and seafood, but no meat or poultry; while veganism is more of a lifestyle that abstains from the use of animal products both in food and materials such as clothes, furniture, and accessories, among other things. While veganism is a noble cause and practice, it is highly advisable that diet beginners start with a less restricting diet so as to lessen the impact on the body.

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If you are someone who may be interested in healthier diets like the ones aforementioned, it’s best to start off on a plant-based diet that still incorporates foods that you are currently consuming, but changes your perspective on non-plant foods. On a plant-based diet, you can still eat meat but in smaller proportions than your usual plate, as you will be primarily eating plant foods.

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As much as possible, consult your physician or doctor online to avoid risking the health of both parties.

 

Consider the possible negative effects a plant-based diet may have on your health

 

A concern for health-conscious individuals may be the vitamin or nutrient deficiency they may face once adopting a certain diet. The top six nutrient deficiencies on a vegan or vegetarian diet are Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Iron, Zinc, Calcium, as well as DHA, an essential omega-3 fatty acid, which are all pretty basic crucial nutrients our bodies need. Therefore, more often than not, vegans and vegetarians need to supplement their diets to restore their bodily requirements in order to function normally on a daily basis. In fact, many international manufacturers have produced creative ways to provide these necessary nutrients other than in the form of the usual pill – powdered nutrients (to be mixed in dishes or drinks), packed gelatin vitamins, protein shakes, nutrient-rich gummies, and so on. 

Although a plant-based diet is less restrictive, it is highly advisable that you consult your doctor or physician first before limiting or cutting out certain foods in your diet. If you are, for example, anemic, you shouldn’t cut out important sources of iron like red meat and poultry. Working directly with a nutritionist or doctor can help you create a balanced diet plan

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You can now conveniently and safely shop for your groceries and other home essentials online at the AllDay Market website.

 

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Practice mindful and intentional grocery shopping

 

It is very common for people to go straight to the grocery store upon noticing used up or missing ingredients in the pantry and the fridge of their luxury homes, without first listing down the needed items. This not only results in overspending but aimlessly grocery shopping also leads you to purchase items that are not quite good for you. 

With a plant-based diet in mind, you are entailed to practice mindful and intentional grocery shopping, focusing more on the vegetables and fruits sections and spending less time at the meats, canned goods, and snacks areas. To make it easier for you to buy the right amounts of every ingredient, it is best to plan your meal for the week and shop accordingly. Remember that you can still reach for some cold cuts and throw in some pasta boxes in your shopping cart, but limit these as much as possible. Watching cooking videos and researching recipes online in your luxury home will be of great help with regard to portioning.

To lessen exposure to COVID in the groceries, you may take advantage of the new normal lockdown to grow your own vegetables and fruits in your garden at your luxury home.

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Starting your mornings off with a plant-based breakfast will definitely boost your mood and energy for the day.

 

Experiment and set your go-to dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Plan your meals at least one week ahead, in line with your scheduled grocery run. A huge part of adapting to the plant-based diet is seeing how other followers of this diet practice it. Based on their verbal recommendations or online video and article recipes, you’ll be able to explore inventive plant-based recipes that taste better than what most people expect of a leafy meal. Mix these recipes up with your favorite spices, sauces, or pair them with your favorite meat as a garnish instead of a centerpiece. Once you’ve discovered your favorite meals that you can prep any day, list them down as your go-to dishes for days when you’re not feeling so creative in the kitchen at your luxury home. The number one tip here is to list down easy dishes to prepare per meal. Below are some suggestions per meal.

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Home-cooked meals are far healthier, especially because you know the ingredients that you use in each dish.

 

Breakfast

1. The classic avocado and egg toast

2. Cream cheese bagel (optional: smoked salmon)

3. Rolled oats with your choice of fruits and nuts, and a dash (or more) of cinnamon

4. Celery and apple breakfast smoothie

5. Acai bowl with granola, honey, banana, coconut flakes, pomegranate or chia seeds, and your choice of berries

Lunch

1. Tomato basil soup and garden egg salad

2. Greek salad: Chopped mixed greens with fresh tomato, Kalamata olives, fresh parsley, crumbled feta cheese, extra virgin olive oil, and balsamic vinegar

3. Whole wheat pesto pasta with sliced grilled chicken

4. Tofu and vegetable stir-fry 

5. Chickpea dishes like falafel sandwiches are best served with pita bread, tomato, onions, and tahini sauce

Dinner

1. Cream of broccoli soup and whole-grain slices of bread

2. Roasted cauliflower steaks and mashed potatoes

3. Spinach and mushroom lasagna 

4. Creamy vegetable curry and quinoa 

5. Spaghetti Aglio e Olio with Spanish sardines

 

Whatever healthy change you may want to make in your lifestyle, there is a Brittany home for you. Brittany Corporation is Vista Land’s luxury leader and top-notch property developer offering luxury homes for sale in the Philippines and luxury houses and lots for sale in the Philippines. During these trying times, a spacious, beautifully themed, and artfully designed luxury house and lot is the perfect type of home to increase productivity and focus on your health and fitness, even if you’re an entrepreneur. Matched with exclusive and safe community spaces and luxury amenities conducive for better lifestyle changes, there’s no better place to build a home with than Brittany Corporation.

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