One third of adults over 20 are obese, one in 13 has diabetes, and heart disease kills 1 out of 3 Americans. It's time for us to become informed and empowered. It's time for us all to be accountable. We have the power to heal ourselves, and the power to be healthier and happier than we ever imagined possible. A plant-based (or mostly plant-based diet) is your key - you will sleep better, your skin will clear up and glow, you will have more strength, afternoon fatigue will fade away, your mood will improve, you won't catch colds or the flu, aches and pains will disappear, you will lose excess body fat, you will gain muscle, your joint pain will dissipate and you will feel better than ever.
Cancer experts agree that eating a variety of colorful fruit and vegetables, grains, and legumes (dried peas and beans) aids in the fight against cancer. By making simple diet and lifestyle changes, you may reduce your risk for cancer recurrence as well as your risk for other chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes mellitus.
Plant-Based Nutrition emphasizes vegetables, fruits, legumes, and whole grains. These foods are good sources of protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, and minerals. They are also naturally lower in calories than foods made from animals. Colorful plant foods are also good sources of phytochemicals. Phytochemicals are naturally present in plant foods, and they can help to protect our body's cells from damage by cancer-causing agents. They also help support overall health and muscle building. Plant-Based Nutrition does not mean that you have to become a vegetarian; it just means that you should try to select most of your foods from plant sources.
Consuming more whole, natural foods will aid in maintaining, and regaining your health. Animal-based foods are extremely acid-forming, while plant-based foods are alkalizing - keeping bones strong and healthy.