Our goal is to raise awareness of the dramatic impact of diet on personal and global health. We celebrate the extraordinary benefits of delicious Whole Food Plant-Based Cooking and Eating for Optimum Health and Weight for people of all ages.
A Plant-Based diet provides all nutrients for active living. It consists of whole grains, vegetables, fruits and beans. It excludes all animal protein (meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cheese, milk) refined grains and added oils while limiting sugar and salt.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
KICK THE MEAT HABIT
Join thousands of people in all 50 U.S. states and two dozen other countries in a move to "kick the meat habit” and explore a wholesome, diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. /Check out http://www.meatout.org/index.htm
Kicking the meat habit holds lasting benefits for consumer health, world hunger, resource conservation, environmental quality, and animal protection.
Kicking the meat habit reduces our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and other chronic diseases that cripple and kill nearly 1.4 million Americans annually.
Kicking the meat habit decreases our exposure to infectious pathogens like Salmonella, E. coli, and Campylobacter, which kill several thousand Americans annually and sicken millions more.
Kicking the meat habit raises our energy level, lowers our food budget, and simplifies food preparation and cleanup.
Kicking the meat habit frees up grains and other foods that can be used to feed the world's hungry. Animals are extremely inefficient "protein converters;" it can take up to 16 pounds of grain to make 1 pound of beef.
Kicking the meat habit preserves our topsoil, water, and other food production resources vital to the survival of our children and their children.
Kicking the meat habit protects our forests, grasslands, and other wildlife habitats from encroachment by cattle ranchers while reducing the polluting effects of methane, soil particles, manure, and pesticides on our air and water.
Kicking the meat habit saves animals from caging, crowding, deprivation, drugging, mutilation, manhandling, and agonizing slaughter. Each person who adopts a plant-based diet saves over 80 innocent, sentient animals each year. Over a lifetime, an individual can save more than 6,000 animals just by going vegan.