Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Why convert? Main reasons why I chose to only eat plant based whole foods.

  1. A plant-based diet lowers the risk for chronic diseases such as; obesity, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, as well as cancer (colon, breast, prostate, lung and esophagus). It eliminates the high risk associated with food-borne illness that contaminates meat and animal products.
  2. The UN states that factory farming of animals for meat production has a bigger impact on global warming than all the planes, trains, buses, and cars on the plantet - combined. Runoff from factory farms has polluted over 173,000 miles of rivers and streams in the U.S. (EPA)
  3. It makes sense. I am not against meat consumption, however, I am not stranded on an island without other natural sources of food. After researching the implications of consuming meat, I (we) are taking the steps to maintain a healthy lifestyle five, ten, and even twenty years from now.