Get Healthy And Fit By Going Plant-Based
I'm so glad you asked!
Here are, what I believe to be, the top 10 reasons to go plant-based to make this your best year yet.
And, I say "yet" because, as you'll discover, when you stick with a whole-foods, plant-based diet, you'll continue to notice improvements year after year.
You'll also find that you feel better about the contribution you're making to the world and all of its inhabitants, and that can lead to a whole lotta happy.
Watch the video, then read below for details:
1) Go Plant-Based To Prevent and Reverse Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in America, yet world-famous cardiologist, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn has called heart disease a “paper, toothless tiger that need not ever exist.”
Studies show that consuming animal protein promotes plaque in our arteries and damages its lining, leading to heart attack and stroke.
This is due, in part, to the creation of two plaque-inducing substances that our bodies create when we consume animal foods and their proteins interact with our gut bacteria – TMAO and yBB.
2) Go Plant-Based To Eliminate Toxic GMOs From Your Diet
The majority of animals raised for food are fed a diet consisting of 100% genetically modified corn and soy.
GMOs are toxic to the human body and have been proven to cause a multitude of diseases and disorders that have been on the rise since their use proliferated in the 1990’s, including cancer, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, and more.
3) Go Plant-Based To Prevent and Reverse Diabetes
According to the CDC, one in four Americans have diabetes and don’t even realize it, and that number is expected to double by the year 2030.
Among other factors, studies show that the fat found in animal foods is responsible for pancreatic damage and the resulting insulin resistance which leads to Type 2 Diabetes.
4) Go Plant Based To Increase Your Energy Level
“Feeling tired” is an epidemic – it’s one of the biggest complaints that health professionals hear.
However, those consuming a plant-based diet report, overwhelmingly, that their energy level increased after they cut out animal foods.
This is due, in large part, to the removal of the toxins, inflammation, and digestive issues that go hand in hand with an omnivorous diet. It's also related to another benefit of going plant-based, which didn't even fit into my top 10 list - better sleep.
5) Go Plant-Based To Add More Years To Your Life And Life To Your Years
The length of our telomeres – the protective caps on the end of our DNA strands – determines how long we’ll live and how healthy we’ll be while we’re alive.
A study conducted by Dr Dean Ornish revealed that simple lifestyle changes, including the consumption of a plant-based diet can literally increase the length of your telomeres and reverse the aging process and the diseases associated with aging. You can not only live longer, but better!
6) Go Plant-Based To Eliminate Animal Suffering
150 billion land and sea animals are killed for food each year throughout the world.
The vast majority are subjected to unspeakable cruelty and neglect before suffering a terrifying and painful death.
By leaving animals off your plate, you’re sparing a sentient being from a life and death of misery.
7) Go Plant-Based To Lose Weight And Keep It Off
Nearly 37% of U.S. adults and 17% of U.S. children are obese.
These figures continue to rise year over year, while losing weight and getting in shape remain the most widely held desires and the diet and exercise industries are booming.
Consuming a plant-based diet allows you to lose weight while staying satiated due to the fiber-rich and nutrient-dense foods a whole foods, plant-based diet provides. And, recent studies revealed that the fiber doesn’t just fill you up, it actually triggers parts of your brain that tell you that you’re full.
8) Go Plant-Based To Balance Your Hormones Naturally
Hormones play a part in every function in our body including our weight, quality of sleep, energy levels, rate of disease risk, mood, sex drive, and more.
Hormonal changes are normal, especially as we age. However, the consumption of animals magnifies and expedites the problem.
In particular, the consumption of dairy has been shown to increase estrogen to dangerous levels, leading to cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
9) Go Plant-Based To Protect Humans From Injustice And Suffering
Factory farms are built in the poorest communities.
Although their air, water, and land become overwhelmingly toxic from the fumes, manure spills, and chemicals, they lack the resources to take legal action to protect themselves and their families.
As a result, many develop debilitating and life-threatening diseases and chronic illnesses that they can’t afford to treat.
10) Go Plant-Based To Save The Planet
The World Health Organization estimates that nearly one-quarter of the earth’s greenhouse gas emissions is due to the livestock industry.
This is due to the methane released from cow manure, which is 30% stronger than carbon dioxide, the massive clearing of forests to provide land on which to raise the animals, and the rising number of dead zones in the ocean – a result of factory farm waste finding its way into our waterways.