Our supporters eat a plant-based diet for a number of reasons which include:
“My doctor told me this would save my life.”
“I eat less meat because plants create less carbon (greenhouse gases) than farming animals. It is the only sustainable diet.”
“I am vegan because I do not believe in killing animals. This is the only way to eat compassionately and is the core of my ethics.”
“I follow the diet recommended by cardiologists to reverse heart disease.”
“I prefer seasonal, local food with a minimum of processing.”
“This diet is an outgrowth of religious strictures that my family follows.”
An important and enlightening report from Kaiser Permanente about the health benefits of a plant-based diet and the risks of one that includes animal products, was released in June, 2016. It can be found here. Kaiser, which runs on the premise that preventive care = lower health care costs, has an entire website dedicated to the plant-based diet. It includes booklets, recipes, and a webinar.