How Going Plant-Based Transformed My Health and Happiness

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More reasons a plant-based lifestyle transformed my well-being:

  • The consumption of more fibre and antioxidant-rich produce makes a plant-based diet healthful.
  • A healthy dose of calcium from dry beans, leafy greens and green beans build strong bones.
  • Significant reduction in food-borne illnesses found in poultry, fish, seafood, and red meat.
  • Plants are naturally free from cholesterol-laden, artery-clogging animal products that slowed me down. I discovered good nutrition, in general, generates more energy.
  • Eating more vegetables means consuming more fibre, which pushes waste out of the body. And my stomach smiles all the way.
  • The devastation the meat industry has on the environment is significant. So it makes me happy that I contribute to the reduction of pollution.
  • No more exposure to steroids, hormones, or food-borne bacteria.
  • My concern for the well-being of animals increased following my conversion. I’m happier knowing I don’t support animal cruelty. If you didn’t know, farmed animals are not protected against cruelty under the law.
  • A simple plant-based diet costs less. Bonus!

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