Deciding what to put in your body is always an important question. But for many people, plant-based ingredients are often the best when choosing foods, supplements, and beverages.
Why? It’s not only because of plants’ high nutritional content.
Plant-based foods and supplements like the kind we offer at Hope Health may offer several specific health benefits and even be better for the environment. Today, let’s explore why plant-based matters for our supplement formulas and break down why we use these ingredients in each supplement solution at our store.
The Benefits of Plant-Based Foods and Supplements
Plant-based foods – and even an entire diet comprising such foods – may lead to several major health benefits. Let’s take a look at these possible benefits one by one.
For starters, a plant-based diet may lead to better weight maintenance. While a plant-based diet can’t cause you to lose weight just by itself, it may lead to better weight loss results than you might experience otherwise when used in conjunction with regular exercise.
In turn, this could lead to wide-ranging health benefits later down the road. Excess weight can lead to hormonal imbalances, inflammation, and even bone and joint problems. Excess weight also leads to heart disease and much more.
Luckily, a plant-based diet doesn’t have very many foods that lead to weight gain. Plus, a plant-based diet is naturally high in fiber, which keeps you full for longer and may help you avoid overeating.
High Fiber Content
As touched on above, plants are very high in fiber. This key nutrient is present in any unprocessed plant foods. This can significantly improve the health of your gut, bolstering the gut microbiome and leading to better digestion.
Fiber also sits in the stomach for a while. This means it’s easier to eat regular portions of your meal without feeling hungry a little while after.
Even better, a high fiber content diet like a plant-based diet may boost your immune system and reduce inflammation. On top of all that, fiber is known to lower cholesterol and stabilize your blood sugar. These ancillary benefits are just more reasons why plant-based foods and supplements are usually a good idea.
Plant-based foods and supplements may also lead to reduced discomfort across the board.
Various essential nutrients in plants, such as phytochemicals and antioxidants, can improve the immune system and reduce inflammation in your body’s tissues.
More than that, these nutrients can neutralize the toxins from processed foods and pollutants, many of which we are exposed to in our everyday environments. In particular, free radical molecules can throw your body off balance and lead to increased discomfort or tissue damage.
Therefore, plant-based foods and supplements may help to alleviate these risks and lead to healthier cells and body tissues overall.
Immune System Support
Many plant-based foods could help to support your immune system because of the above-mentioned antioxidants and phytochemicals. But plants are also chock-full of the major nutrients and vitamins your body needs to fight off infections and stay healthy overall.
Plus, if you have a healthy gut microbiome from eating a lot of plants, bacteria won't be able to get into your system as easily, and your gut will be protected against potential bacterial invasions, which could otherwise lead to issues like IBS or SIBO.
Better for the Environment
While plant-based foods and supplements can be good for you, they can also be much better for the environment than the alternative. Around a quarter of the planet's land in total is used for livestock grazing, and livestock animals produce far less meat proportionally compared to how much food they consume.
On top of that, many livestock animals like cows and chickens produce methane as waste gas, accelerating global warming. Not to mention the extra forest that has to be cut down to make room for livestock grazing space.
Simply put, consuming plant-based ingredients could lead to improvements for the environment in the long term. By eating plant-based stuff, you may be doing your part for a greener earth!
Why Do We Make Vegan Gummies?
The benefits of plant-based foods and supplements speak for themselves. But those aren’t the only reasons why we at Hope Health make plant-based, vegan gummies and supplements for our customers.
We make our gummies vegan and plant-based because:
- It’s better for the environment overall, which is a big part of why we do what we do. We all have to share this earth, and it’s our shared responsibility to make sure that we take care of the planet as best as we can.
- It's better for our customers and for us! Since our supplements are made with plant-based ingredients, you might benefit from increased nutritional content and vitamins.
- There’s less of a risk of medical complications or side effects. Again, ensuring that each supplement is made with a plant-based formula means processed additives or chemicals don’t get into our bodies or the environment.
In short, we’re dedicated to using only the best – and in many cases, that means plant-based ingredients!
One great example of our plant-based formulas can be seen in our Organic Greens+ Supplement. Formulated with a healthy mixture of superfood ingredients like broccoli, spinach, and alfalfa, this supplement is intended to help bridge nutritional gaps and promote detoxification. Naturally, we only use plant-based foods in this greens supplement.
We're dedicated to this principle and standard through and through. Each of our supplements is cruelty-free, non-GMO, and vegan.
All in all, vegan supplements and plant-based foods are good for you and good for the environment; there’s no reason not to try them out yourself if you’re looking to boost your wellness and do your part for the planet.
Fortunately, between our Greens Supplement and other organic supplement options, you can make sure you hit all your nutritional benchmarks without having to count calories or cook specific foods at certain times throughout the week. Check out Hope Health's other supplements and see how we can help you maximize your wellness!