These days, having vegetarian options is not enough. Aside from personal beliefs, many people have allergies to wheat, corn, dairy and eggs. More and more, individuals are choosing customized diets that help them feel their best. With these changes, Chefs and restaurant alike have the opportunity to make adjustments and begin broadening the reach of who their menus cater to. To ensure that all of our guests have a healthy and enjoyable experience, Sparkling Hill is adding an entire vegan options menu to our existing vegetarian and allergy aware menu choices.
You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy the benefits of the new menu. Aside from the fact that they are tasty, there are so many great reasons why Sparkling Hill is embracing vegan options as a healthy choice:
- A Vegan Diet is Richer in Certain Nutrients
If you switch to a vegan diet from a typical Western diet, you’ll eliminate meat and animal products. This will inevitably lead you to rely more heavily on other foods. In the case of a whole-foods vegan diet, replacements take the form of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, beans, peas, nuts and seeds. Since these foods make up a larger proportion of a vegan diet than a typical Western diet, they can contribute to a higher daily intake of certain beneficial nutrients. It is thought that vegan diets tend to provide more fiber, antioxidants and beneficial plant compounds. They also appear to be richer in potassium, magnesium, folate and vitamins A, C and E.
- It Can Help You Lose Excess Weight
Avoid simple carbs (such as white rice or white pasta) and instead reach for whole grains (like brown rice or whole grain pasta) for lasting energy and to encourage weight loss. DO cut back on your sugar intake. Sugar is bad news and the more you eat the harder it will be to lose weight. In addition to helping you lose weight, a vegan diet can also help improve your health in a variety of ways, as long as it remains well-planned.
- A Vegan Diet Can Reduce Pain from Arthritis
In the past, people with arthritis were often told that changing their diet was pointless. Despite this, many have found certain foods do help, while others make symptoms worse. Numerous studies show that switching to a healthy, low-fat, vegan diet can offer significant benefits to arthritis patients. Some fats are know to have a negative effect, and a well-balanced vegan diet can help you lower your intake of them. Changing your diet can lead to a dramatic shift in the type of bacteria that inhabit your gut. Bacteria that thrive on a typical Western meaty/milky diet are thought to cause inflammation in the gut wall, which can make it ‘leaky’ and allow proteins from food to enter the bloodstream and trigger an immune response that leads to arthritis or worsens its symptoms. On the other hand, bacteria that thrive on plant foods can significantly reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms.
Come out and enjoy these fresh new choices at PeakFine Restaurant.
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