There has been a lot of light shed on plant-based diets over the past few years, following the production of documentaries, such as “What the health?”, “Cowspiracy” and “The Gamechangers” (all available on Netflix). Combined with advocation from public figures, such as Sir David Attenborough, plant-based nutrition has gained a lot of traction over the past decade.
There are various reasons that lead people to opt for plant based diets, including;
- ethical considerations / animal cruelty
- environmental considerations “going green”
- health considerations
The focus of this blog and the latest edition (Challenge 4) in the CrossFit Leyland Team Challenge is very much on the latter and the undeniable health benefits of including plant based foods in your diet.