Indulge In Delectable Treats On A Plant-Based Diet

Mar 11, 2024

If you are on the Auto-Immune Protocol diet, transitioning to more plant-based foods can be a challenge to say the least.  After all, the protocol is quite restrictive just as it is!  This said, focusing on plant-based foods can offer a multitude of benefits for both your health and the environment. The extent of these benefits can vary depending on individual factors such as genetics, medical history, and personal preferences, but then, you knew that! 

For many people, increasing their intake of plant-based foods can lead to improvements in overall health. Plant-based diets tend to be higher in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants while being lower in saturated fat and cholesterol compared to diets rich in animal products. This can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.  Moreover, plant-based diets have been linked to better weight management and improved digestion due to their higher fiber content. They may also contribute to better blood sugar control, which is particularly beneficial for individuals with diabetes or insulin resistance.

In addition to personal health benefits, adopting a plant-based diet can have positive environmental implications. Plant-based foods generally require fewer natural resources, such as water and land, and produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to animal-based foods. By choosing more plant-based options, individuals can reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to sustainable food systems.

However, it's important to acknowledge that transitioning to a plant-based diet alongside the AIP diet can be challenging and may not be suitable for everyone, especially those with specific dietary restrictions or medical conditions. The AIP diet focuses on eliminating potentially inflammatory foods to manage autoimmune conditions, and it restricts many plant-based foods such as grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds.  Because AIP is super limited already, eating 100% plant-based as well may not be what's best for your body.  But there are plenty of people doing, so you can too, if you want!

Incorporating more plant-based options into an AIP diet requires careful planning and consideration to ensure adequate nutrient intake and prevent nutrient deficiencies. It may involve experimenting with different plant-based protein sources, incorporating a variety of vegetables and fruits, and paying attention to individual food sensitivities and intolerances.

Ultimately, whether or not a plant-based diet is suitable for you depends on your unique circumstances, health goals, and dietary preferences. Consulting with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian can help you make informed decisions and create a balanced eating plan that meets your individual needs.

As for us here at eat G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R., we will continue to make our products 100% AIP compliant, and where possible, 100% plant-based.  This just gives more options to more people!  At present, we have 4 amazing products that are 100% plant-based:


Pancake & Waffle Mix 

Banana Bread Mix

Flatbread Mix - Coming this April! 

Frosting Mix - Coming back this Fall Baking Season! 

One of our cake mixes will soon be 100% plant-based as well, so stay tuned! And enjoy!

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