It is easier than ever to pick a healthy and ethical food source, with new products being developed all the time to help support a vegan diet. Importantly one that is sustainable and healthy for the world by simply using simple fruit and vegetables to create wonderful dishes full of flavour.
I personally like to experiment with food and to try new things. Something as simple as milk is so much more varied in the world of plants. With dairy you have just goat and cow milk for the most part, but with plants you have rice, hemp, oat, almond, coconut, cashew, hazelnut, sesame and soy milks to name a few and these are all available it unsweetened/sweetened and flavoured with things like chocolate that are useful for different recipes all offering a unique flavour for you to explore…
… I like to milk my own oak milk in the morning every few days which is cheap and easy in a process that takes less time than to walk to the shop 🙂
There are many reasons why a plant diet is good to follow. The two main reasons are that it is beneficial to not only you, but the world and the environment as well. Secondly the ethical argument against livestock farming.
I chose initially to follow a plant based diet due to a choice of diet. Since changing to a plant power diet I feel healthier than I ever did when being an omni and this is a similar story and feeling shared amongst many that have made the same transition as I have, many stories of which can be found online.
Cholesterol is one of the biggest causes of illness in the worlds diet today, with it being a leading cause of heart disease, some cancers, strokes, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes. You can, simply by using plant power, lower your risk of illness or in some cases even reverse the effects of others. Should you wish to look further into the health benefits there have been multiple ‘independent’ studies that have been published to show the benefits.
Importantly your liver naturally produces all the cholesterol that your body needs and in the natural world cholesterol is only found in animal products like meat and dairy. Unfortunately it is also high in fat and saturates. Saturates are rarely found in plants but coconut, avocados and nuts are a few that do have them, amazingly plants contain literally 0% cholesterol, this is why your risk of certain conditions drops or even heals in some cases.
It is a myth that you need meat and dairy for various nutrients such as protein and calcium. These are found in various foods in the plant kingdom… I mean where do the animals get them from in the first place? The animal is simply the middle man that is not needed, instead we can go straight to the source.
The second reason and the reason why most people follow a plant based diet is out of an ethical choice they have made based upon the rights of animals. I choose not to have the lives of a hundred animals be the payment for keeping me alive and well fed. They deserve the same chance at life as a beloved dog or cat does. There is no fair, humane or reasonable way to kill an animal that just wants to live and the more I learnt about the industry and its practices the more it became clear to me there is no argument that can be made to support suffering when the alternative is to simply support compassion.
To me a plant based diet is the healthiest and most nature friendly way of life to live and this is why I have chosen to live my life this way. I started this site and my blog to help make people aware of a new world of new flavours that was opened up to me simply by changing a few things. Ingredients I may never have used before are so much more wondrous than I could have thought possible and I hope that my recipes help you in your pursuit of plants 🙂
Adriana Z. 27.07.2018