Everyone has his or her reasons for going plant based.
For me, eye-opening documentaries and a new year’s resolution and a life long love for animals was the start.
Getting a juicer at home was the first step, plants, particularly raw, have a very high amount of nutrients in them.
That means that when juicing, your body absorbs a higher amount of the nutrients without the extra effort or stress to the body that means a lot of extra energy!
Eating a plant based diet has kept my energy levels high on a regular basis, I know this sounds annoying to people but it’s true!
Before I was normally feeling out of energy, and really not that interested in exercising or being active, but with this new energy and clear mind it was easy to take a new challenge and give up animal products.
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I took the challenge of being vegan for 30 days, got a couple of vegan recipe books, a gym membership and packed my grocery cart with bags of clean organic vegetables.
This all started 5 years ago, and the benefits of plants just keep rolling.
I was never worried about my weight, but now even less, I can keep eating the whole day without feeling full or heavy as is a consequence of animal products or dairy.
The extra energy and the feeling of being healthy was what motivated me to work out 3-4 times a week, have the discipline to follow a routine and see my body get stronger.
On the outside, my skin cleared, the detoxifying effects of plants, mixed with the elimination benefits of plants, combined with the easily-digestible aspect of plants means less internal toxins.
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Being more relaxed and sleeping deeper was a surprise for me.
I was dealing with heavy flues that threw me in bed for days more than a couple of times a year.
A boost in the immune system helped, I still get colds but they don’t last as long as before and don’t hit me as strong.
For me, it is still a day-by-day choice to eat the right stuff and feel good about them.
And it works!
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