How Can Plant-based Nutrition Help Improve Health?
It’s hard to go anywhere these days without hearing about the benefits of a plant-based diet. With more people adopting a plant-based lifestyle each year, countless restaurants, retailers, stadiums, and even airlines now offer plant-based meal options. Thanks to a wealth of scientific research and data, the benefits of plant-based nutrition are undeniable. At Infinite Health Zone in San Francisco, CA, board-certified physician and wellness expert Dr. Neetu Ahluwalia (aka Dr. A) is committed to helping patients look and feel like the best version of themselves through a variety of health and wellness therapies, including plant-based nutritional guidance. Interested in how a plant-based diet may change your life for the better? Read on to find the answers.
What is plant-based nutrition?
Plant-based nutrition refers to a diet that is heavily focused on food from plant sources, including:
Do I have to be vegan to have a plant-based diet?
No. Eating a plant-based diet does not necessarily mean you have to give up all animal-based foods, but your diet should contain a majority of plant-based foods. With our plant-based nutritional guidance, you can develop a dietary plan that best fits your needs, lifestyle, and health goals.
How does a plant-based diet help your health?
The benefits of plant-based nutrition for overall health and wellness are virtually endless. From reducing your risk of certain diseases to improving your appearance, adopting a plant-based diet can be profoundly life-changing in more ways than one. Some of the most compelling reasons to consider eating a more plant-heavy diet include:
- Reduced risk of diabetes and heart disease
- Reduced risk of certain types of cancer
- Lose unwanted weight
- Clear up complexion
- Decreased inflammation
- Improve chronic pain
- Lower cholesterol
- Stabilize blood sugar
- Improve blood pressure
- Enhanced physical health
- Enhanced athletic performance/ability
How does plant-based nutritional guidance work?
During an initial consultation for plant-based nutritional guidance in San Francisco, Dr. A. will evaluate your overall health, review your health and medical history, discuss your concerns and goals, and potentially draw labs. Based on all of these findings, Dr. A. will create a customized nutritional plan for you. Regular follow-ups can help to monitor your progress and identify improvements in your health resulting from your plant-based diet, such as weight loss, lower cholesterol, and an improvement in chronic pain.
How soon will I feel better after starting plant-based nutrition?
On average, patients report that they begin feeling “different” (in a good way) as soon as one to two weeks after adopting a plant-based diet, with better energy levels often being the first noticeable sign of improvement. Over the next several weeks and months, patients may begin losing weight, sleeping better, and seeing improvements in their skin complexion. After just a few months, many patients’ blood work already reflects improvements in their cholesterol, blood sugars, and blood pressure. With a long-term commitment to eating a diet heavy in plant-based foods – paired with a healthy lifestyle overall – patients can look better, feel better, and even increase their life expectancy, and you can too.
Give your health a boost with plant-based nutrition in San Francisco, CA
If you are feeling sluggish, out of shape, or worried about hypertension and elevated cholesterol, a plant-based diet may be the answer you’ve been searching for. Take the first step toward regaining control of your health by calling Infinite Health Zone in San Francisco, CA to schedule your consultation for a customized plant-based nutrition plan with board-certified physician and wellness expert Dr. A. today.