Why go plant based? For Human Health
Research has demonstrated that plant-based diets are nutritionally adequate, and may even provide health benefits over an omnivorous one.
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Planning a Vegan Diet
Like any other diet, when eating plant based it is important to properly manage what you are eating in order to meet your nutritional needs. Eating potato chips may be vegan, but if that’s all you are eating you won’t find yourself achieving any health benefits.
Debunking Risk Myths
World Health Organization"For individuals who prefer not to consume some or most animal foods, healthful and well planned plant-based meals can provide adequate levels of micronutrients.""Overall, a diet that is predominantly plant-based and low in salt, saturated fats and added sugars is recommended as part of a healthy lifestyle. Such diets are widely associated with a lower risk of premature mortality and offer protection against noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)""Obtaining recommended levels of these micronutrients can still be achieved with an appropriately planned vegan diet that includes a variety of different plant foods."
Position of American Dietetic Association on Plant Based Diets
American Dietetic Association"Appropriately planned vegetarian, including vegan, diets are healthful, nutritionally adequate, and may provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of certain diseases.""Vegetarians and vegans are at reduced risk of certain health conditions, including ischemic heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, certain types of cancer, and obesity.""Plant-based diets are more environmentally sustainable than diets rich in animal products because they use fewer natural resources and are associated with much less environmental damage."
Reducing Cholesterol With Plant Based Diets
School of Medicine and Health Sciences"Consumption of vegetarian diets was associated with lower mean concentrations of total cholesterol...compared with consumption of omnivorous diets in observational studies and clinical trials, respectively.""Plant-based diets are associated with decreased total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol"
Lead a healthy lifestyle with plant-based diets.
Knowing what we now do, we can be confident that eating a well-planned fully vegan diet is fully compatible with a healthy and active lifestyle, no matter your age.
Major Health organizations have confirmed the safety of these diets.
Majority Of direct cholesterol comes from animal-based foods.
~500% Increase in veganism in the United States alone.
Diverse reasons to go plant-based (health, climate change, ethics, etc).