What happens to us when we consume a (minimum) 90% plant-based diet?

 

As we know, a Plant-based diet is a whole foods diet.  When we eliminate processed and packaged foods we are no longer consuming food additives, preservatives, hormones, antibiotics, chemicals, GMOs, added salt, added sugar, or added fat.

 

We are eating foods in their whole form as nature intended.  We are maximizing the amount of nutrients we consume.  Every calorie we eat is full of fiber, quality proteins, good carbs, good fats, antioxidants, and minerals.

 

Our blood cholesterol improves

When we eat mostly plants and fewer animal products (meat, fish, eggs, dairy) we ingest a lot less cholesterol.  There is no cholesterol in plants!

 

We are better protected from toxins that lead to illness and disease

Plant-based diets provide us with a lot of fiber.  Fiber helps to flush toxins from our bodies.  These toxins can come from consuming processed foods, but they can also come from our environment such as the water we drink, the air we breathe, the cleaning chemicals we use in our homes, etc.

 

A plant-based diet protects our bodies against toxins that can create ailments such as allergies, autism, joint inflammation, chronic pain, muscle pain and weakness, migraines, digestive disorders, auto-immune disorders, and cancer.  Plant-based diets have been shown to reduce, eliminate, and reverse these illnesses in human beings.

 

We benefit from fiber rich foods to improve the health of blood, muscles, and connective tissue

By eating a 90% plant-based diet we are consuming the fiber our bodies need to have excellent digestive health, and give our organs and muscles the quality of blood they need to function at peak performance.  Delivering quality blood throughout the body is not only heart healthy it is brain healthy reducing our chance for stroke and dementia.

 

We can suppress harmful genes

Dr. T. Colin Campbell (author of The China Study) has proven through his research that we can suppress harmful genes when we eat as close to a 100% plant-based diet as possible.  Let’s face it, each of us has inherited some “bad gene” that we may or may not know that we have, for example, genes relating to breast cancer, heart disease, or obesity.  Through Dr. Campbell we know that it’s what we eat that controls whether or not these bad genes are expressed.  So, can you actually keep that breast cancer gene or Alzheimer’s gene dormant your whole life?  Dr. Campbell and plant-based followers believe you can! 

 

The results are obvious

The phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants found in plants create wonderful beneficial effects that we can realize within a few days of transitioning to a mostly plant-based whole foods diet.  Here are some quotes from my friends and clients on how they felt after they achieved 90% plant-based.

 

“I sleep so much better.  My joint and muscle pain has been reduced to the point that it doesn’t wake me up at night.”

 

“I have so much energy in the afternoons I no longer have to put off tedious tasks that require a lot of brain power to the next day.  I accomplish a lot more and I really appreciate the increased brain function.”

 

“I am so happy with my weight loss.  I failed on every diet I attempted.  Now I finally succeeded with one where I didn’t have to obsessively count, measure, or weigh my food.  No more point tracking.  No more agonizing over what to eat.  Now I just eat as much as I want until I’m full.”

 

So, my friends, as Hippocrates said, “Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food.”

 

Maximize your health.  Maximize your potential.  Maximize your life on this earth.  Every single cell in your body will thank you.

 

In great health,

 

The Joyful Elephant