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Royal Pharmacy in Pietermaritzburg revels a healthy lifestyle

Royal Pharmacy in Pietermaritzburg revels a healthy lifestyle

Royal Pharmacy in Pietermaritzburg revels a healthy lifestyle 

Royal Pharmacy in Pietermaritzburg is collaborating with Royal Hospital this #february to celebrate Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month.

Dietician Sansha Kohidh shares her thoughts on a plant-based vs vegan diet.

What is a plant-based diet?

A plant-based diet focuses adding more plants to your diet. Plant-based meals are centred around whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and legumes. The goal is to increase the amount of these foods you eat so that you can reduce the amount of meat, fish, dairy, and other animal-derived foods. Following a plant-based diet has several benefits including a lower risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity, cardiovascular disease and improvement in cognitive health.

Facts about plant-based diets:

A plant-based diet can: 

  • Help with weight loss and weight maintenance.
  • Improves your immune system and gut health.
  • Help you feel more energized and satiated throughout the day.

What is a vegan diet?

A vegan diet involves eating only foods comprising plants. Those who follow this diet avoid all animal products, including meat, dairy, and eggs. Some individuals follow a vegan diet as a choice, while for others, it is a lifestyle. Research has linked a vegan diet with lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and as a result, a lower rate of heart disease. This may be explained by the fact that a vegan diet is likely to be low in fat and rich in dietary fibre, as well as a good source of heart-friendly nutrients such as folate, vitamins C and E, potassium, magnesium and unsaturated fats.

Did you know?

Vegans may replace meat products with tofu, soya, beans, lentils, wheat gluten, nuts, or seeds.

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