I hope you have had a good week.
Today I just wanted to talk a bit about Frushi’s ‘Plant-Based’ approach to their products.
As I am sure you already know, Frushi avoids using animal products, meaning that all of the products are 100% plant based.
A lifestyle that contains all, or nearly all plant based products, is becoming more and more popular and many people are turning to different ways of managing their diet, for many different reasons. I am not here to discuss any of those reasons in detail, because that would take a lot more words than this blog!
But I did want to talk about some of the amazing things plants can do – and the great thing about Frushi is that it is literally for anyone!
Okay, so a plant based lifestyle basically means eating: fruits, vegetables, legumes, tubers, nuts, seeds and whole grains. No one will argue that what we put into our bodies is super important and many of us are becoming more concerned about the quality of the food we eat: good nutrition is directly related to helping and maintaining a healthy body.
The reason a plant based diet helps is that it focuses on minimising processed, and refined foods like added sugars and processed oils. An added benefit of eating unprocessed foods is that, usually it can be locally sourced, seasonal and organic where possible. Eating more plant based products also means that you get more fibre, antioxidants and essential nutrients into your diet.
Not only that but there have been numerous studies into the overall health benefits of a plant based diet – including research into the reduction of risks of certain cancers, heart disease, diabetes and for keeping your brain functioning well. I’m not a medical professional – so I won’t go into this – but there are some really interesting research papers out there if you want some further reading.
Also by promoting a plant based diet, and adopting more sustainable eating habits we can create a positive environmental benefit. Studies suggest that reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, less water usage and less land use could be some of the benefits if people started eating more plant-based foods – which can be a small and simple change.
The best thing about eating more plant based food is the variety – there are never ending possibilities to try, and it’s not that difficult. I always do it by making small change – particularly to recipes: add or swap ingredients to create a healthier alternative. Sometimes it doesn’t work – but often you find an alternative that is really tasty! My top tip is to swap refined sugars for chopped dates. It’s healthier and tastier, but still satisfies my sweet tooth.
They are great as a little snack when you want to reach for the biscuits!