The hidden benefits of eating a whole-food, plant-based diet.

I’m not actually advocating that everyone become a vegetarian, but then neither is this article. It’s about being “plant-strong” and being aware of how our food is treated before it comes to our table, and how that all impacts on us, physically (with hormones, antibiotics, etc), mentally, and spiritually!

As a medical doctor, once only interested in my patient’s welfare, I was slow to see the bigger picture. I now understand that we must also consider our impact on the animals and the environment. Fortunately, these are not mutually exclusive goals.”

~John McDougall, M.D.

“Many people embark on the journey of following a whole-food, plant-based diet with the sole intention of improving their heath and enhancing their quality of life. And while improved physical wellbeing is a worthy goal in-and-of itself and its benefits are indisputable, it is by no means the only benefit of eating “plant-strong.” We cannot reduce eating to nothing more than what we put in our bodies any more than we can reduce foods to nothing more than their chemical properties (a whole apple, for instance, is not simply an aggregate of fiber, calories, and vitamins). Whether intentional or not, following a whole-food, plant-based diet is about much more than simply what we do – or do not – eat, and it therefore impacts much more than simply our physical health.” …

For the complete article that I’ve referenced from in my quotes above, please follow the link below to the whole article.

We Are More than What We Eat: The Hidden Benefits of Eating a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

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