- We don’t need meat in every meal.
One of the biggest misconceptions in nutrition today is the idea that meat is the only way to get the proper amount of protein. In actuality, having meat in every meal is doing more harm than good. Not only do meats include protein, but they also include more fats and fewer nutrients than many plant-based protein sources. It also takes more energy environmentally to get meat from a cow than from another plant-based protein source. Now, we are not saying to eat meat. But it is important to acknowledge that there are many different ways to get nutrients that don’t involve only one source of protein. A plant-based diet can open kids to different nutrients in their meals and expand their palettes.
- A plant-based diet has less sodium.
In addition to the mass amounts of nutrients included in a plant-based diet, a plant-based diet also cuts back on the nutrients we don’t need as much. Regarding Mighty Yum ™, we wanted to revolutionize how kids snack on the go, not just by providing a plant-based option but by making healthy food on the go easier. Our plant-based lunch kit has significantly less sodium than the traditional lunch kit, as well as the presence of more nutrients that boost your immune system.
- A plant-based diet improves cognitive function and focus.
Not only does a plant-based diet improve physical health, but it also revolutionizes mental health. We don’t realize how much our diet affects our cognitive function and performance. But science has spoken, and it turns out that having a plant-based diet improves cognitive function and focus. When you fuel your body with healthy, plant-based foods, your attention span increases, you feel more energized, and you aren’t being worn down by the unhealthy things put into your body.