Your Brain (and Gut) on Plants

What actually happens internally when you quit the meat.

Photo courtesy of Mushroom Design

Bad data in = bad data out

So what’s good data?

Here is some food for thought:

Eating Animals → Higher Arachidonic Acid (AA)

High intakes of AA promote changes in the brain that can disturb a person’s mood

More Plants → Less Monoamine Oxidase (MAO)

Plant-based foods contain natural MAO inhibitors, and inhibition of monoamine oxidase is one way to treat depression and anxiety.

More Plants → More Empathy

Another study reported that those on a vegan or vegetarian diet showed more brain activity related to empathy, self-control, and self body awareness, and the researchers suggested the results could be attributed to varying attitudes towards life.

More Plants → Higher Microorganism Diversity of Microbiota

Plant based diets have also been found to improve a person’s overall health and wellness through the gut microbiota.

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