Wednesday, July 8, 2020

WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: 3 Reasons to Go Plant-Based

"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian." 
                                                                             --Paul McCartney

Kids and mentors learn about healthy eating at a Growing Healthy Kids' workshop.
The evidence continues to mount in favor of the power of plant-based eating for improving health outcomes.  In working with children at risk for childhood obesity and diabetes and the root causes, it is clear that kids and their parents are targeted by food manufacturers, fast food companies, and the pharmaceutical-medical industrial complex.  “We’ll sell them food loaded with salt, sugar, and fat, then we’ll sell them drugs for the diseases caused by consuming processed foods filled with food additives, food dyes, and chemicals with no nutritional value.”

Choosing to go plant-based is an easy decision if you want to feel better.  Here are 3 reasons to help you consider going plant-based:
  1. The environmental damage caused by the cruel factory farming of animals for human consumption is a major contributor to global warming. 
  2. Eating primarily fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains is proven to control, manage, and reverse – yes, reverse – diseases such as type 2 diabetes and obesity.
  3. When you start choosing a plant-based way of eating, many people report an increase in energy, clearer thinking, and better sleep. 

Take the first step towards plant-based eating.  Choose to eat less animal foods this week. 

With love,
Nancy Heinrich, MPH
Founder and Wellness Architect
Growing Healthy Kids, Inc.