Why eat a vegan breakfast? More people are moving to plant-based meals. It’s important to help make that process easy, convenient, and delicious. At Breakfast Cure, we are also fully committed to making breakfasts that feel like a hug, warm and comforting. Organic, gluten-free, plant-based ingredients make our job easy because whole, real-food ingredients also taste the very best.
Plant-based diets can include some foods from other sources. Eating a vegan breakfast is one way to ensure at least one meal per day is free from animal products and by-products like eggs and dairy. Some people choose a 100% vegan diet, and others fall somewhere on the omnivore spectrum. The motivation to eat more foods derived from plants is sparked by a variety of personal values. Let’s take a look at some great reasons to eat more meals full of fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds, beans, legumes, herbs, and spices.
Why is a plant-based vegan breakfast important?
The reasons for moving to a plant-based, vegan breakfast are many and varied. Generally though, choosing food derived from plants helps move us toward healthier bodies and a healthier planet. According to the MD Aderson Center, cancer research has shown five important benefits of a plant-based diet:
- Boost Immunity
- Reduce Inflammation
- Maintain a Healthy Weight
- Increase Fiber (great for constipation and regulating elimination, especially when eaten with plenty of water!)
- Lower Your Cancer Risk
Moira Lawler also offers 9 scientific benefits of following a plant-based diet, medically Reviewed by Kelly Kennedy, RDN:
- May Lower Blood Pressure
- Heart Healthy
- May prevent Type 2 Diabetes
- Help Minimize Risk of Stroke
- May Help You Live Longer
- Brain Health. May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s and Dementia
- May Improve Cholesterol
- Help with Weight Loss
- May Lower Risk of Cancer
According to the Stanford University May 2021 Stanford Report, Embracing a plant-based diet, by Carol Hunter,
“Focusing on whole foods from plant sources can reduce body weight, blood pressure and risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes — and it can make your environmental impact more sustainable. Stanford Healthy Living instructor Dr. Reshma Shah offers simple ways to incorporate more plants into your diet.”
Increasing vegan foods reduces our footprint on the Earth.
Hunter explains, “The meat and dairy industries alone use one-third of the Earth’s fresh water, with a single quarter-pound hamburger patty requiring 460 gallons of water — the equivalent of almost 30 showers — to produce.
Reducing your meat and dairy consumption, even by a little, can have big impacts. If everyone in the U.S. ate no meat or cheese just one day a week, it would have the same environmental impact as taking 7.6 million cars off the road.”
Reducing animal cruelty is another important benefit of moving to plant-based foods for a majority of meals.
Plant-based diets include all the nutrients you need and offer a good balance of both fiber and protein, while meat and dairy-heavy diets lack the adequate fiber to make up a complete and healthy diet.
The Delicate Nuances of Flavor in a Vegan Breakfast
Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cure is sweetened with whole apples only, yet the sweetness is simply satisfying. That is why we believe you’ll find that the more you eat foods that contain scrumptious ingredients grown with love and care for people and our planet, the more you’ll begin to taste the delicate nuances of flavor. The results of a vegan diet can be the discovery of some wonderful flavors in a simple apple or a whole oat groat cooked to perfection.
Water is the Key
The benefits of more fiber are only realized when consumed with enough water because too much fiber without enough fluids can actually create some serious constipation. However, whole grains, when cooked with six times their volume of water, deliver fiber that is soft, moist, and soothing as it passes through the intestines, offering a gentle cleanse that helps optimize and regulate elimination. Learn more about our story and how the benefits of this combination of whole-grain fiber with ample water inspired the creation of Breakfast Cure.
If you are looking for a truly easy way to eat a vegan breakfast, try our Vegan Breakfast Sampler, and get started with one of each of our famous vegan flavors.