How Eating a Healthy Plant-Based Diet Improves Your Mood, Sleep, & Focus

education Sep 07, 2020

By Dr. Laurie Marbas

If you want to improve the condition of your body, you’ll want to consider eating a whole food plant-based diet. So what are whole foods? Whole foods are plant-based foods that are unprocessed and unrefined. For example, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. These are some ways that they can help us…

Decreased Inflammation

Inflammation occurs when the body fights against injuries, infections, and toxins in the body. Whole plant foods naturally have those anti-inflammatory nutrients that your body needs, which means they are a great starting point if you are suffering from inflammation.

Better Sleep

Foods that are highly processed or high in sugar can disrupt sleep- these foods can bring changes in your blood sugar levels which means that you may have slumps of tiredness in the day, which in turn interferes with your sleep at night. By eliminating these foods and switching to a whole food plant-based diet, the quality of your sleep should improve.

Gut Microbiome Improvement

Our gut bacteria love a diverse range of foods plant-based foods, that is. Eating whole foods also improves your fiber intake, which is essential for improving digestion and gut health.

Lifting of Brain Fog

Eating healthy fats is an essential part of eating a healthy plant-based diet- but did you know that they can also assist in lifting brain fog? No one wants to experience consistent brain fog- and a great place to start is your diet. Find these healthy fats in foods such as avocados and nuts.

More Energy

Healthy whole foods will help maintain your energy levels throughout the day- they slowly release energy as opposed to sugars and refined carbohydrates which do the opposite! The fiber content in whole foods will also mean that you end up staying fuller for longer.

 Dr. Laurie Marbas, MD

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