Sunday, May 2, 2010

So... what is a whole foods, plant-based diet anyway?

A whole foods, plant-based diet consists of fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and whole grains and is free of any meat and dairy products.

Why would anyone eat this way?
Simply put, "Plant-based foods are linked to lower blood cholesterol; animal-based foods are linked to higher blood cholesterol. Animal-based foods are linked to higher breast cancer rates; plant-based foods are linked to lower rates. Fiber and antioxidants from plants are linked to a lower risk of cancers of the digestive tract. Plant-based diets and active lifestyles result in a healthy weight, yet permit people to become big and strong."

This information comes directly from The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. This book will be the basis or, at the very least, a jumping off point for a great deal of the nutritional information I plan to share here.

In the scientific community, The China Study is touted as, "The most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted," and, because of the empirical evidence it presents, it's referred to in nearly every other book I've read on nutrition. Only after reading it myself did I realize why the information presented in The China Study was worthy of such an audacious claim.

For anyone remotely interested in health and nutrition, you've got to put this book at number one on your list of "Must Reads." You can easily purchase the book by visiting

Check back soon for more of my tips & tricks, recipes & advice on how to live your most nutritious and delicious life ever.

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