Flex-Up - The Health Benefits of a Flexitarian Diet

What makes flexitarian diets so popular is that they aren’t as limiting or as strict as vegetarian diets, and yet they still offer so many of the amazing health benefits. While it might not seem like you’re making such a huge change, the impact on your body of choosing a semi-plant-based diet is bound to be bigger than you realise, and that’s the beauty of it!

While a lot of diets are very clear cut, all or nothing impositions, there are those that celebrate the middle ground and still allow you to accomplish positive changes in the process. With a flexitarian diet, you don’t have to be a vegetarian or a meat-eater, you can find your own path somewhere down the middle and it will still be worthwhile. Here at Osius, we like to think of ourselves and our products as your dietary companions, forming the powerful foundation of any meal, for when you want to amp up the flavour and the goodness with either our bone broths or our vegan alternative.

As flexitarian diets are still a fairly new concept, there haven’t been a great deal of studies on the benefits, but they are expected to be similar to those of a vegetarian diet, and the research that has been done shows some promising results. One of the biggest proven benefits of a vegetarian diet is a reduced risk of certain diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and even certain cancers. Therefore, albeit to a lesser degree, it’s thought that these benefits would carry over to a diet consisting of more plant-based meals than typical omnivorous diets. Vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, legumes and whole grains are all rich in nutrients and antioxidants, which may help prevent disease.

When you combine these benefits with those associated with eating the right meats, you’ve got yourself a surefire recipe for success! Meat is an excellent source of protein, as well as a number of vitamins and minerals. Animal protein is what’s called a “complete” protein, meaning that it provides all 9 essential amino acids, which aid in healthy digestion, growth and repair. These 3 benefits have followed us at Osius from the very start of our journey, where our aim was to create an organic bone broth of superior quality that was not only delicious and rich, but also a nutrient-dense superfood.

It stands to reason that many proven benefits of a vegetarian diet would carry through to a flexitarian diet as you are slowly introducing more and more healthy plant produce into your meals that are packed full of goodness and health benefits. Our new vegan 3-day plan gives you the tools you need to start exploring plant-based foods with tasty recipes to try, and numerous activities to freshen up and inspire your year ahead. Download the plan in full for FREE with any online purchase - we recommend our Osius Organic Vegan Broth, the star of the RESFRESH2 021US nutrition plan.