Following a flexitarian diet is something many family herbalists intuitively do. It’s also their first line of defence in a large number of disorders.
The vegetarian lifestyle is appealing to many people. It is more environmentally friendly than a meat-eating diet, it can be better for your health, and it helps to encourage the ethical treatment of animals.
There is no arguing the potential health benefits of a predominantly plant-based diet. Heart disease risks go down significantly and digestion also improves. You may be thinking to yourself that you would like to see those kinds of health benefits, but you just can’t imagine giving up meat.
Whether it is for health reasons or for some health problem that you already have, a flexitarian diet will improve your chances for healthy living. Choosing more plant foods is a smart choice for better overall health.
And there’s no shortage of scientific proof to back the claims of a flexitarian diet. Here are the top 10 reasons to adopt this type of diet.
#1: It’s A Lot Easier (and more fun) To Follow Than Vegetarian or Vegan Diets
#2: High Nutrient and Fiber Density
#3: Exceptionally Family and Budget Friendly
#4: You Can Grow Your Own
#5: Good for the Environment
#6: Decreases Risk of Heart Disease
#7: Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
#8: Lowers Risk of Cancer
#9: Helps With Weight Loss
#10: Contributes To A More Energetic and Longer Life
For a detailed explanation (and scientific proof) of each of the above benefits read 10 Benefits of the Flexitarian Diet on the Flat-Out Flexitarian blog.
1 Potential Problem of a Flexitarian Diet
Most vegetarian diets can lead to nutrient deficiencies. Because you’ll be eating a variety of ingredients on a flexitarian diet, the possibility of experiencing nutrient deficiencies is very low. Studies have however shown that limited consumption of meat and other animal products may lead to some nutritional deficiencies, particularly B12, iron, zinc and calcium. 
With a little bit of planning, you can easily overcome this potential problem
To get inspiration or read more about plant-based diets, here’s a curated list of the best plant-based food blogs. It includes the whole spectrum of flexitarian eating: vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, ketotarian, lactovegetarian, ovovegetarian, pollotarian, fruitarian, nutritarian and rawtarian.
Article by Di-Di Hoffman.