Your body is a finely tuned instrument. If you’re not providing it with the right nutrition, your performance suffers and so does your health.
The problem is that most musicians are busy touring or recording, which means they have little time to cook healthy meals at home. They often resort to takeout or processed foods out of convenience. A plant-based diet is one of the most sustainable and nutritious diets for musicians to maintain optimal health and performance.
It can help with everything from lowering cholesterol levels to improving sleep quality. And it’s not just about food! You can also use natural products like essential oils and herbal teas that will give you an extra boost of energy before a meeting, show, or rehearsal. It’s also a great way to reduce your carbon footprint on the planet!
2. Your food will taste better because you’re eating fresh produce instead of processed foods.
Processed foods are typically manufactured with refined sugars, preservatives and additives that leave your food tasting bland.
A plant-based diet allows you to eat whole fruits, veggies, nuts and grains which contain the natural sugar your body needs. The fiber in plants helps fill you up so you don’t feel the need to overeat processed foods.
3. More control over what you put in your body.
Cooking your own food allows you to control exactly what goes into it. You can eliminate salt and other additives that turn healthy food into junk.
By eating fresh fruits, veggies, nuts and grains instead of processed foods, your body also absorbs more nutrients than it would otherwise. This helps you to feel better overall with fewer aches and pains.
4. Improve your energy levels so you can focus on your tasks all day long.
It’s obvious that musicians and everyone else in the business need a lot of energy to keep them performing at their peak for many hours. But what most people don’t know is that many other business people, athletes and fitness enthusiasts adopt a plant-based diet to help them achieve optimal performance.
No matter what your goal, if you want to live optimally, a healthy vegan diet ensures that your body will have the right resources to perform well.
Tired of being tired? Need more energy? Try eating more plants.
5. Quick Tips for those looking to try a plant-based diet.
Start small – start by replacing a meat dish with a vegetarian dish once per day until it becomes routine .
Try a familiar food – if you’re vegetarian, start by replacing something you would normally eat with meat to make your transition easier. For example; replace pork and chicken fried rice with vegetarian fried rice. Start by making one or two meals plant based per day until it’s no longer ‘weird’. It will then be far more likely that this will transition to being a regular part of your diet.
We hope this article has made a compelling case for plant-based eating. Not only is it good for your health, but it’s also a sustainable and nutritious diet to help maintain optimal performance as an athlete or musician. As with any changes in your diet, do your research and consult and expert. If you have any questions, just ask us in the comments below!
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