PLANT BASED

All SO PERF cold pressed bars and juices are plant based.

Plant based eating means eating an abundance of plant foods, it doesn’t matter whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or a meat eater, it simply means including lots of plants in your diet. Plant foods include: vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, beans, legumes, herbs, spices and teas.

Plant foods include an abundance of nutrients: plant chemicals that give them their colours, vitamins and minerals. By eating a lot of plant foods, we are also able to get a variety of nutrients and fibre to meet our daily needs and grow and repair our body and mind. It allows them to function well and produce healthy by-products which help heal our gut, lower inflammation, improve mood, support weight loss and so on. The benefits are endless. Additionally, the gut bacteria break down the phytochemicals (plant chemicals and plant colours) into something called secondary metabolites so that we can use them.  

The one area that has been extensively researched for benefits of plants is cardiovascular health. Eating more plants has been shown in numerous studies to reduce blood pressure. The additional fibre can also help reduce cholesterol, and the nutrients you get from plant foods can also help manage better glucose and insulin levels. Antioxidants in plant foods can help keep blood vessels open and lower the risk of heart attacks.