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Why Eat Plants?2017-11-02T14:38:42+00:00

The healthiest and longest-living populations in the world are plant-based.

Ah…the power of plants! It is hard to know where to start.

Half of all North Americans are dying due to cancer or cardiovascular disease. You probably know people who suffer from these diseases. Their quality of life may be diminished, they may be living in fear, and are likely relying on multiple medications to get them through each day. Now imagine a world where the incidence of these two devastating diseases was significantly reduced. Through plant-based eating this is possible.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that a third of cancer deaths are preventable through five lifestyle choices, one of which is high fruit and vegetable intake. WHO also indicates most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented if we address behavioural risk factors, including an unhealthy diet.

And that is just the beginning. Think type II diabetes, Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis and depression. There is a growing body of scientific evidence linking plant-based eating to the prevention, treatment and even reversal of these and many other common and disabling illnesses.

What is going on here?

Food is a package deal. Animal products like dairy and meat can contain some beneficial nutrients, but they also contain saturated fat, cholesterol, and other harmful substances. On the contrary, plant products come packaged with plenty of fibre, antioxidants, phytonutrients, plus the vitamins and minerals we need to thrive. WHO notes that a healthy diet includes fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains. Interestingly, animal products are not included. The healthiest and longest-living populations in the world are plant-based.

The benefits of plant-based eating go beyond health.

It has an immense, positive impact on the environment and on the plight of factory farmed animals. With such varied and significant advantages, it is undoubtedly the path to a brighter future!

Ah…the power of plants! It is hard to know where to start.

Half of all North Americans are dying due to cancer or cardiovascular disease. You probably know people who suffer from these diseases. Their quality of life may be diminished, they may be living in fear, and are likely relying on multiple medications to get them through each day. Now imagine a world where the incidence of these two devastating diseases was significantly reduced. Through plant-based eating this is possible.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that a third of cancer deaths are preventable through five lifestyle choices, one of which is high fruit and vegetable intake. WHO also indicates most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented if we address behavioural risk factors, including an unhealthy diet.

And that is just the beginning. Think type II diabetes, Alzheimer’s, rheumatoid arthritis and depression. There is a growing body of scientific evidence linking plant-based eating to the prevention, treatment and even reversal of these and many other common and disabling illnesses.

What is going on here?

Food is a package deal. Animal products like dairy and meat can contain some beneficial nutrients, but they also contain saturated fat, cholesterol, and other harmful substances. On the contrary, plant products come packaged with plenty of fibre, antioxidants, phytonutrients, plus the vitamins and minerals we need to thrive. WHO notes that a healthy diet includes fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grains. Interestingly, animal products are not included. The healthiest and longest-living populations in the world are plant-based.

The benefits of plant-based eating go beyond health.

It has an immense, positive impact on the environment and on the plight of factory farmed animals. With such varied and significant advantages, it is undoubtedly the path to a brighter future!

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