To get a grip on why a plant-based diet is powerful medicine, you’ll need to understand that plant foods are the most abundant sources of nutrition on the planet. Nutrients are the raw materials your body needs to function properly and there are two classes:
1- The ones the body makes by itself.
2- The ones it can only be derived from the food you eat, aka “essential” nutrients.
Of the 13 essential vitamins, eleven are made in abundance by plants. Two that are not produced by plants are vitamins D and B12, and both are stored in your tissues for long periods of time. You can plenty of vitamin D from the sun and B12 from bee pollen and organic sulfur crystals, which enables the body to create it, as evidenced by the University of South Hampton in Great Britain.
When it comes to providing immune-boosting and cancer-fighting nutrients, there is no comparison between plant-based foods and dead, rotting, animal foods. With antioxidants being essential for good health, animal foods are low or devoid of them, while plant-based foods are rich in them and provide a huge variety of vitamins, minerals and many other health-building nutrients.
Scientists have finally discovered that the plant foods contain powerful phytochemicals, which can protect us from cancer, heart disease and many, many other serious illnesses. Not only that, but when it comes to mineral sources, plants are the primary source. Why? Because the minerals come from the earth and make their way into the food supply through the plants. The only reason animals have any minerals within them is because they eat plants.
In our intestines, we need dietary fiber that will bind with fat, cholesterol, environmental pollutants and disease-causing hormones to eliminate this crapola from our bodies. Not only that, but the fiber promotes healthy bowel elimination aka frequent doo-doo and no constipation.
I always hear arguments about calcium sources because those that argue have no clue as to the fact that plant foods are rich in calcium. The reason why meatheads lose calcium is because they eat eggs. One egg contains so much protein to develop the baby chicken, that the excess protein needs to be neutralized with calcium. The only way it can get calcium to do that is to take it from the bones. And people wonder why they get arthritis or osteoporosis.
Sometimes protein is greatly misunderstood because the plants contain protein and all the essential amino acids to build it. So, all the protein a person needs comes easily from plant foods. But, since Americans get 6 to 10 times more protein than they need from eating dead animals, that excess protein overworks the liver and kidneys causing them to become enlarged and injured, causing the bones to weaken and kidney stones to form.
What the scientists also found was that the animal proteins are damaging to the body because a lot of their amino acids contain sulfa (not related to sulfur) and is way more toxic to the liver and kidneys than veggie proteins. When you reduce your protein content via a plant-based diet, the kidneys become stronger and heal.
Carbohydrates are our primary source of energy because they provide energy for the red blood cells, cells of the kidneys and are the preferred fuel for our central nervous system, including the brain. Fat, on the other hand, is a secondary source of energy for the muscles, but is usually stored in the body for use in times of fasting.
We were designed by nature to crave carbs. Why? because their sweet flavor, energy and nutrition regulates our hunger drive. Red meat, dead chickens and turkeys, dead fish, the menstrual cycle of the chicken (eggs) and liquid fat (dairy) have little (2%) or no carbs at all. So, on an animal food diet, feeling satisfied after eating is rare and results in over-eating resulting in becoming a fat over-eater. The bottom line: if not eating enough carbs, you’ll stay hungry and put on pounds.
The unprocessed plant foods like organic quinoa, bulgur, buckwheat, brown rice, potatoes, squash, broccoli, cauliflower, and apples, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg, are loaded with complex carbohydrates, which are long chains of sugars that must be broken down inside your intestine before they can be used as fuel. Their process of digestion is slow and methodical and provides a steady stream of fuel pumped into your bloodstream as long-lasting energy.
What can be better than a diet that provides you with all the nutrients you need for optimum health and a high level of vitality and endurance?
So, let me give you one last thing to chew on.
FLESH GIVES YOU: AND CAUSES:
High Calories – Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer
High fat – Obesity, cancer, diabetes
High saturated fat – Heart attacks, stroke
Essential fats deficiency – Degenerative diseases, multiple sclerosis
High protein – Osteoporosis, kidney damage, stones
High acid – Osteoporosis, kidney stones
High cholesterol – Atherosclerosis, strokes, heart attacks
High iron – Atherosclerosis, strokes, heart attacks
No dietary fiber – Constipation, hemorrhoids, IBS
No carbohydrates – Fatigue, poor endurance
No vitamin C – Poor tissue healing (scurvy)
No calcium – Poor tissues (scaring)
Environmental contaminants – Cancer, Parkinson’s disease, brain damage
Carcinogens from cooking – Cancer
Multiple microbe infections – Infectious disease (E. coli, mad cow)
Then the last good news is the cost to humans with deforestation, destruction of natural resources, pollution, inhumane treatment of animals – both when they are alive and when slaughtered – and it’s expensive for everyone with dramatic increases in food and medical bills.
All that being said, maybe now it’s time for your intelligence to override of your tongue!
P.S. There is also a spiritual side to diet and activities that will be coming soon.