Why Eat Plants? Evidence for Plant-Strong Living

Whole, plant-based food is good for you–the phytonutrients may help you live longer and healthier. While vegetarian and vegan diets are defined by what they exclude, a whole food plant-based diet is defined by what it includes — which is a lot of plant foods! This means eating more vegetables, fruits, beans, lentils, whole grains, nuts, spices, and seeds instead of animal products and processed foods. I’ve included a highlighted snapshot of some key sources. There is plenty more on the internet; the attached did not violate copyright laws.

For example, the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) released a major study in October 2016 on mortality and protein intake, their findings–consuming more plant-based protein lead to less death (abstract summary is at the bottom of this post). Immediately below are several other journal articles on the benefits of plant-strong living.

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