Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
The American Cancer Society is now suggesting to eat more fruits and vegetables, and limiting or cutting out meats and dairy in our diets. Plant-based diets benefits not only us, but also the environment. Check out Rich Roll's podcast on "Cowspiracy" to find out information on the negative impact the meat and dairy industry has on our planet. It takes approximately 1800 gals. of water to produce one pound of beef (26 grams of protein per 100 grams), compared to approximately 250 gals of water to produce one pound of soybeans (36 grams of protein per 100 grams). And most of the soybean crops are to feed the cattle! Check out some statistics at Food and Water Footprint.
Here are two articles on the benefits of eating a plant-based diet: How Cancer, Diabetes and Other Health Concerns can Be Addressed By What You Eat and How to Reverse Aging and Change Lives Through Food.
Food for Thought