September 11, 2020

Is Plant-Based Meat Good For You

As our lives become increasingly hectic in our technology-driven world, we are observing that the statistics in disease impacted by our lifestyles and choices are on the rise. For those who are health conscious or attempting to eat healthier, eating a plant-based diet may be the answer.

A plant-based diet consists of food and ingredients that come from plants instead of animals. Science and research has shown that a plant-based diet gives multiple health benefits for our body.

Phuture Daging Malaysia, as pioneer of plant-based meat solution provider in Malaysia, foresee the various aspects and benefits of a plant-based diet towards our daily life.

The Health Benefits

According to many studies worldwide, a plant-based diet has been found to help lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol levels, sustain a healthier weight and produce less incidence of Type 2 diabetes. This leads to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, prevention of various types of cancer and a better quality of life.

Therefore, switching to a plant-based diet will contribute towards your health goals and prevent the onset of life-threatening diseases in the long run.  Phuture Daging’s plant-based meat product is entirely meat-free and is 100% plant-based. It contains 80 percent less total fat, 70 percent less saturated fat and 50 percent less calories compared to ground beef of the same weight.

Consuming plant-based meat not only offers you a ticket to better health, but you are also doing a favour for the ecology and the planet.

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Variety Is The Key

For those on a plant-based diet, how do they ensure that they consume a balanced diet complete with the nutrients that they need?

Generally, a balanced diet will consist of carbohydrates, protein, healthy fats, and a small amount of salt and sugar.

Based on health and nutritional studies, those on a plant-based diet need to eat more variety of foods to get the same nutrients found in animal products. These include nutrients such as iron, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B12, and omega–3 fatty acids which normally come from meat.

Beyond just vegetables and fruits, plant-based eaters should also consume nuts, seeds, soy products and whole grains too. A balanced diet helps to prevent nutrient deficiency which may eventually lead to health problems.

The good news is, plant-based eaters have many choices of fortified foods to provide the nutrients that they need. Minerals such as calcium, usually found in dairy products, are added to soy milk and rice milk for instance. Rice, bread and pasta are also commonly fortified with vitamins and minerals to add more nutritional value.

An Alternative Protein Source

Recent developments in food technology have seen the creation of plant-based meat. It is made from plant proteins, carbohydrates, healthy fats, natural colouring and natural flavouring to mimic the texture, taste and smell of meat.

Made with healthy ingredients from the plant kingdom, plant-based meat is high in protein and contains all the necessary nutrients for our diet with lower total fat and calories, and zero cholesterol.

In Malaysia, Phuture Daging is a pioneering plant based meat solution provider that will soon be launching plant-based meat solutions curated specifically for the food services industry, complete with the Halal certification.

Phuture Daging is now supporting the local café and restaurant by incorporating plant based menu solutions in their menus as part of their initiative to support local SMEs.

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