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Plant-based nutrition focuses on whole foods that derive primarily from plants. Large population studies on plant-based diets, such as the Mediterranean diet, show that it significantly reduces the risk of heart diseases, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity, certain cancers (specifically colon, breast and prostate cancer) and in older adults, risk of frailty, along with better mental and physical function (longevity). Although it may not be the only  solution, a plant-base diet can also translate into more sustainable  practices for our dear Mother Earth, minimizing our impact on Her surface.  

The principles behind this nutritional choice are quite clear and simple:

  • Focus on plants, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, beans, mushrooms, oils, seeds and nuts, which should make up the majority of what we eat; 

  • Avoid refined and heavily processed food, like white flour, white sugar, industrial baked products, etc;

  • Limit or avoid animal products;

  • Emphasize food quality, such as organic and locally sourced food, whenever possible.

A plant-based diet can offer all the necessary proteins, carbs, fats, vitamins and minerals for optimal health. However, to guarantee that we need to have some basic knowledge on human nutrition and how we can cater to all our nutritional needs within a plant-based diet. Here at Casa Nacura, we help people who want to make the transition into a plant-based diet. Davide, our resident italian chef,  teaches them new tasty recipes, useful cooking techniques and important principles of nutrition to make sure all your needs are catered for. 

If you're interested in learning more or would like to have some classes with Davide, both online and in loco, please contact us and let us know. You can also subscribe to our mailing list to stay updated on our future events. 

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