Did you know that chronic disease has been attributed in part due to a diet dominated by processed foods and animal based foods? Overconsumption of meat, oils, dairy, soda, eggs, sugar, salt and refined grains. Researchers have shown that a plant-based diet may help prevent, treat or even reverse some of our leading causes of death. This includes heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
Following a plant-based diet can also improve digestion, increase energy, improve sleep, significant improvement in physical functioning, general health, vitality and mental health. Studies have shown plant-based eating can not only improve body weight, blood sugar levels, and ability to control cholesterol, but also emotional states, including depression, anxiety, fatigue, sense of well-being and daily functioning. Only one way of eating has ever been proven to reverse heart disease in the majority of patients: a diet centered around whole plant foods and eliminating oils/fats. If that’s all a whole-food, plant-based diet could do—reverse our number-one killer—shouldn’t that be the default diet until proven otherwise? The fact it may also be effective in preventing, treating, and arresting other leading killers seems to make the case for plant-based eating simply overwhelming.