After the year that was thanks to a certain global pandemic, most of our immune systems have taken quiet a hit. With our most recent yet very necessary obsession with all things hand sanitising and cleanliness, our poor old immune systems aren't used to a germ or pathogen and are a little 'our of practise' when it comes to the most appropriate way to respond.
Thankfully, what we implement into our lifestyles every single day and most notably what we eat, can have a significant effect on the functioning of our immune systems.
It goes without saying that plant based eating has been 'on trend' as of late, and it's no surprise given the benefits that this style of dietary pattern has to offer. A recent study revealed that 11.2% Australians (that’s around 2.6 million people) are favouring a plant-based diet, with numbers expecting to rise.
Whilst most of us are aware of the general principles that make up plant based eating, there is a lot more to it than first meets the eye.
Our dietitian Millie is here to answer the most common questions surrounding plant-based eating; what it entails, elements you need to be mindful of and how to ensure your diet is nutritionally balanced and complete. Here is the lowdown……