A Plant-based diet will help increase your mental abilities
Plant-based diets will help increase your powers of concentration and focus (mental agility).
Stay awake and energized throughout the day, even without caffeine.
Most people starting whole-food, plant-based diets quickly notice a boost of energy and a reduction in body fat. The removal of processed meat and an increase in fruits, vegetables and nuts increase vitamin, mineral and fiber levels. Additionally, avoiding heavily-processed, convenience foods for meals and snacks, and instead enjoying real foods, help sustain consistently high energy levels.
Reduced body fat is associated with increased aerobic capacity and VO2 max, the maximum amount of oxygen one has internally and can use. This leads to more oxygenated blood flow to the brain.
Moreover, a plant-based diet low in saturated fat and free of cholesterol helps improve blood viscosity, or thickness. That helps more oxygen reach the brain, which improves performance.
By not eating meat, the human body does not have to spend energy breaking down and decomposing animal tissue fibers.
The digestion of plant-based biomass is much easier on the gut, supports a healthy microbiome, and uses significantly less energy.
The excess energy is then utilized to support other activities, including brain function.
Diet can also play a role in mood changes. Sugary processed foods are neurotoxic to the brain and they can worsen mood, anxiety, and ability to concentrate.
Animal-based products contain a pro-inflammatory compound, arachidonic acid, that can adversely impact mental health via a cascade of neuroinflammation, leading to worse depression and increased risk of suicide. (Source)
The health benefits of eating plant-based include: