Nutrition is the most important component in avoiding disease and death
I'm sorry to be the one to break this to you but your dinner is destroying your health.
At this point, we should all know and understand that people who eat the most animal-based foods experience the most chronic disease; and people who eat the most plant-based foods are the healthiest. PERIODT!
And we should also know that “there are virtually no nutrients in animal-based foods that are not better provided by plants,” says T. Colin Campbell, so you can stop pushing the "animal protein" myths. Most meat eaters consume too much protein anyway (2.5 times the recommended levels in fact), therefore, increasing their chances of chronic illness.
Below are three diets that may be flipping the disease switch on in your household.
#1 - The Standard American Diet (S.A.D)
The S.A.D. diet is the overall standard in American culture and is labeled as too high in red meat, high-fat dairy products, processed and fast foods, refined carbohydrates, added sugars, salt, and calories. The three main causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, and stroke; which are all diseases that are linked to poor nutrition. This poor diet (the S.A.D. diet) paired with the inactive lifestyle of the average American has led to these food-related illnesses, and contributed to approximately 16.6 percent of U.S. deaths in 2000. So take a guess on what that percentage would be 22 years later.
I don't know about yall but it ain't enough floppy microwaved meat patties, square-shaped orange cheese or slick-topped bleached, white flour buns that would make me leverage my health to eat it.
#2 - The Atleast I Don't Eat Beef or Pork Diet
Generally speaking, continuing to eat all forms of poultry, seafood, eggs and dairy while eliminating red meat and pork is better; but it does not remove the health risks related to eating animal products...because you are in fact still eating animals. All forms of animal protein, though there are some differences, act overwhelmingly the same in the body. Animal based food consumption stimulates cell growth: both healthy cells and cancerous ones.
“Animal protein promotes the growth of cancer.," – The China Study
#3 - The I Don't Eat Meat buuuuuut I Still Eat Meat By-Products Diet AKA The Vegetarian Diet
Vegetarians hold a tender spot in my heart because I was raised on a vegetarian diet.
A vegetarian diet focuses on plant-based protein like beans, lentils, nuts and soy and also includes dairy and eggs. The disease triggers in a vegetarian diet are the dairy, egg and soy. For example, casein (the hard to digest protein found in milk) and egg albumin (a class of water-soluble proteins found in egg white as well as milk and blood serum) help the young animal you are eating grow the fastest. These same proteins when consumed by humans help stimulate insulin-like growth factor(IGF), which is associated with higher cancer growth rates.
To Simplify, modern researchers have discovered that they could actually turn the growth of cancer cells on and off by raising and lowering doses of casein.
So ask yourself if the lemon meringue, cow milk/cookie combo or whey powder shake is worth it.
There is Only Diet That Promotes Health...A Whole-Foods, Plant-Based Diet
I've written this entire article just to say this one very clear statement: Eating meat causes cancer and eliminating ALL meat avoids it. This also means that YOU have the power to turn disease on (by eating animal flesh) or turn disease off (by adopting a whole-foods, plant-based diet).
The power is really in your hands.
Now that you have this new information, act on it! Do your own research and start adopting a plant-based diet NOW! Because, your health is only as good as the food you consume.
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