How Going Plant-Based Transformed My Health and Happiness

A personal observation.

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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!

We are all unique

Of course, everyone’s physiology is different. I align with nutritional agnosticism. This supports the idea that there is no “right diet” out there. What works for one could be catastrophic for another. To that effect, it’s crucial to listen to your body, take note of any changes, and experiment until you find what works best for you.

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