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Inspired by “You Are What You Eat”

In an era where plant-based eating is on the rise, and with a plant-based product, the team at OMG! Decadent Donuts was particularly interested in the Netflix series “You Are What You Eat” which shed so much light on the profound impact of dietary choices on overall well-being.

This television series is about a unique scientific experiment designed to explore how certain foods impact the body. Identical twins have identical DNA and this experiment studied 22 sets of identical twins through a myriad of tests, one twin of each pair was on a healthy plant-based diet, and the other on a healthy non-plant-based diet.  Each pair of twins had the same exercise regime.

Here’s what they found:

  1. Nourishment from Nature: Plant-based diets emphasize whole, minimally processed foods derived from plants, including fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, and seeds. By consuming these nutrient-rich foods, individuals nourish their bodies with essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fibre, promoting optimal health and vitality.
  2. Disease Prevention and Management: Research consistently demonstrates that plant-based diets are associated with a lower risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and certain cancers. The abundance of phytonutrients and antioxidants found in plant foods helps combat inflammation, neutralize free radicals, and support overall immune function, thereby reducing the risk of developing debilitating health conditions.
  3. Weight Management: Plant-based diets are often lower in calories and saturated fats compared to omnivorous diets, making them conducive to weight management and maintenance. The high fibre content of plant foods promotes satiety, curbing hunger and reducing the likelihood of overeating. Moreover, plant-based eating encourages the consumption of nutrient-dense foods, fostering a balanced approach to nourishment and promoting sustainable weight loss.
  4. Environmental Sustainability: “You Are What You Eat” underscores the environmental implications of dietary choices, highlighting the significant ecological footprint associated with animal agriculture. Plant-based diets are inherently more sustainable, requiring fewer natural resources, producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and mitigating environmental degradation. By adopting plant-based eating habits, individuals can contribute to the preservation of our planet for future generations.
  5. Compassionate Living: A central theme of “You Are What You Eat” is the compassionate treatment of animals and the ethical considerations surrounding food consumption. Plant-based diets align with principles of animal welfare, as they eschew the consumption of animal products derived from factory farming and animal exploitation. By embracing plant-based eating, individuals promote kindness, empathy, and respect for all living beings, fostering a more compassionate world.
  6. Enhanced Athletic Performance: Plant-based diets have gained recognition for their potential to enhance athletic performance and recovery. By fuelling the body with nutrient-dense plant foods, athletes can optimize energy levels, improve endurance, and expedite muscle recovery. The anti-inflammatory properties of plant-based foods also support faster recovery from exercise-induced stress and promote overall athletic longevity.
  7. Culinary Creativity: Contrary to misconceptions, plant-based eating is not synonymous with deprivation or monotony. “You Are What You Eat” showcases the vast array of delicious and inventive plant-based recipes that cater to diverse palates and culinary preferences. From vibrant salads and hearty grain bowls to indulgent plant-based desserts, plant-based eating invites exploration, creativity, and enjoyment in the kitchen.

“You Are What You Eat” serves as a compelling testament to the transformative power of plant-based eating.  Any excuse to eat OMG! Decadent Donuts we say – but we’d just like to point out that OMG! Decadent Donuts are occasional treats, not health foods.  They are plant-based and also certified by Vegan Australia and the Vegan Society of New Zealand.  OMG! Donuts are also free from gluten, dairy, eggs, wheat, yeast, nuts and sulphites and have no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.

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