When it comes to feeling the best, balancing blood sugar and maintaining a healthy weight – while still feeling full and saturated – are the top priorities. Fortunately, scientists may have found the best nutrition that has achieved all these goals at once.
It took only one vegan meal for participants in a recent study to sweep all kinds of health promotion awards – all thanks to boosted good hormone hormones. Apart from feeling full and maintaining healthy weight, these hormones increase insulin sensitivity and the body's ability to use sugar.
But how do we know that these hormones actually use the power of plants? The researchers kept the same amount of calories and macronutrients in all the meals they ate, regardless of whether they went to the plant or had some meat and cheese. This means that the only real difference between what the participants were was the presence of animal products.
Immediately after a meal, those who ate plant meals had a higher level of good hormone hormones and were likely to feel full and satisfied.
These full-stomach feelings can come from all the fibers packed in a plant meal. The fibers slow down food digestion and are associated with lower levels of heart disease and decreased gastrointestinal disorders.
Do you still need to be convincing? Eating vegan foods, even occasionally, has enormous benefits to the planet. If diving in veganism seems a bit daunting, start with a small change of several meals a week with those based on plants. With such powerful health and planetary benefits, it might be worth trying.