What is Plant-Based?
According to Harvard Health Publishing, Plant-Based eating patterns focus on consuming foods derived from plants. It also focuses on consuming the whole food, from mother nature.
This includes plant-based, whole foods, such as fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, legumes, and beans. It doesn’t mean that a person is strictly vegetarian or vegan. Rather, it means that the person is intentionally and proportionately choosing more foods from plant-based sources.
A plant-based lifestyle is ethical and improves the health of humans and the planet.
CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION / REVERSAL
A plant-based diet is scientifically proven to prevent and even reverse diseases and maintain a healthy weight. According to the Center for Disease Control, six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease, like heart disease and stroke, cancer or diabetes.
These and other chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in America, especially for women of color, at 23% for heart disease. There are also a leading driver of extortionate health care costs.
This is why it is so important to learn about and adopt a plant-based lifestyle to live a longer and happier life. We can reverse generational trauma.
Why is Plant-Based Living Important?
Global Warming is a real thing of concern. Meat consumptions is the largest contributor of greenhouse emissions at 23%, which is raising our land surface air temperature exponentially! Reducing meat consumption as a mindful consumer can help save the planet.
By switching to plant-based living and buying local, whole and in-season fruits and vegetables, you can save $750 on average each year on groceries! This is especially if you buy food in bulk. Yes, wow!
Not to mention, having type 2 diabetes may cost $125K in medications in a lifetime. It's time to save.