9 Super S’wheat Benefits of Going Plant-Based
In recent years, lifestyle choices geared towards sustainable living have rather noticeably increased in popularity. Diet changes such as plant-based, vegetarian, vegan, and “flexitarian” are hardly uncommon these days, and the declared climate emergency in 2018 certainly accelerated the ever-expanding market for environmentally friendly alternatives to single-use plastic and other difficult to recycle materials.
Between the widespread issues of confronting the growing effects of global warming and pollution and tackling COVID-19, prioritising your health by consuming natural foods full of nutrients can help you feel physically and mentally at your best during such a turbulent period, so we’re here to bring you 9 super S’wheat benefits of going plant-based.
Plant-based diets are composed of organic fruits, vegetables, whole grains, pulses, and nuts, and typically align with the rules of veganism. However, plant-based diets are sometimes known to include limited amounts of dairy and other animal by-products. It could be argued that many popular diets including meat and animal products can be altered to qualify as plant-based, but typically a plant-based diet will be stricter with these.
- Opting for organic, locally sourced foods means you can choose what you’re eating to be completely free of any hidden artificial additives, toxins, and pesticides. This is an easy way to shop ethically by supporting small businesses and avoiding mass-produced plastic packaging.
- Diets that consist of natural, plant-based foods such as vegetables and legumes have been found to help combat and prevent many health issues like abnormal blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Eliminating or heavily reducing your meat and dairy intake means cutting out a lot of processed foods, so relying more on these nutritional food groups instead can really boost your immune system and look after your heart, minimising the risk of stroke, heart disease and cancer.
- Plant-based eating doesn’t immediately equate to a healthy diet, but it is a lot easier to reduce foods that are high in saturated fat, simple carbohydrates, and processed sugars - a healthy balance of protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals within these food groups will ensure you don’t miss out on any nutrients.
- It has been found that an adequate amount of polyphenols, a micronutrient found in fruits and vegetables, can slow the progression of cognitive impairment and reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s by 13 percent.
- Eating a balanced diet keeps your metabolism healthy, keeps you hydrated and can even reduce inflammation in the muscles and joints. Studies have shown the implementation of a healthy, natural diet can alleviate pain due to inflammation and arthritis, which means exercise will be a walk in the park.
One reason many people choose whole foods over processed animal products is for moral reasons. Cutting down trees to make space for livestock, feeding livestock and transporting the meat, and the pollution caused by the production process can all have devastating effects on the environment, and the mistreatment and abuse of animals in the meat and dairy industry is slowly becoming tolerated by fewer and fewer consumers.
- Replacing animal products in your everyday life with plant-based alternatives can hugely reduce energy and water consumption. Animal protein takes 11 times more fossil fuel and 100 times more water to produce than plant protein, so minimising this means saving water and cutting down on emissions. Almost two-thirds of nitrous oxide emissions caused by humans in the past 30 years have been produced by animal agriculture.
- Pollution often comes as a consequence due to the processes necessary in the meat industry, which can harm the ocean terribly. As the seas become more and more polluted, acidification occurs, killing off entire reed ecosystems and rendering the area uninhabitable to anything other than algae. Even the land becomes damaged - farmers who use excessive cultivation of the soil to increase efficiency cause the soil to degrade.
- Animals being kept as livestock suffer horrific abuse at the hands of the meat and dairy industries. In fact, even “free-range” is a misleading term; free-range gives the impression that the animals are treated ethically, comfortable and free to run around as they please, however, there are not many regulations in place to ensure they are not being mistreated.
- Less livestock would result in less land being used for agriculture and reduce the large environmental impact they have on the croplands. Deforestation threatens to keep the carbon in the earth’s atmosphere at large and with 40 percent of ice-free landmass being reserved for agriculture, around 135 species of insects, plants, and animals are thought to go extinct every day due to their habitats being torn down.
When beginning your journey towards a more eco-friendly lifestyle, the S’wheat reusable bottle will be with you every step of the way. Made from waste bamboo fibre and wheat straw, this unique bottle is perfect for any occasion as the material is easy to clean, lightweight, strong, insulated, versatile, and comes with a practical clip to carry along with you. The plant-based material is naturally antibacterial, biodegradable and odour-free due to the natural, toxin-free bioplastic, so no matter what it’s used for, it’s guaranteed to please. Since using a refillable bottle also means greatly reducing your plastic intake, this is certainly a purchase you can feel good about.
Our Eco Credentials
✓ We use sustainably sourced plant by-products that come from an infinitely renewable source, which are ideal for our bottle’s design and offset emissions naturally.
✓ We needed our bottle to be as eco-friendly as can be, which is why we chose a material that uses just one sixteenth of the energy it takes to produce a steel bottle.
✓ We only use 100% recyclable packaging - never plastic.
✓ We never use BPA or melamine, so our product is naturally biodegradable.
✓ We work with environmental charities to further protect our natural environment.
✓ We plant a trackable native tree that can be monitored online to see the growth, species, and location, so you can see for yourself your environmental impact.
✓ We plant a minimum of 50 trees with our co-branding orders as well as including an environmental statistics report to help other brands and companies to offset their emissions and demonstrate their impact.
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