Eat more plants and be healthier. That’s the bottom line.
You already know, (right?) that eating more plants in your diet can help you live longer. So, women of experience, even though many studies have proven this, maybe you love meat and chicken and dairy and lots of other foods, too.
Meet “The Plant-Powered Dietician,” Sharon Palmer, who’s got it goin’ on when it comes to how to make that change from too much meat to more plants in your diet. I mean, they’re delicious, they look great on your plate, and they even cost less than meat and poultry. Right now that’s appreciated at the grocery store.
It’s probably not logical to eat less meat and go “cold turkey,” (No pun intended!) but if you SLOWLY incorporate more plants, you’ll find that in time, you’ll be loving plants as much as meat. Plus consider the benefits to your cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, and maybe even stabilize your blood sugar. So aren’t you convinced to eat more plants and be healthier?
Let’s look at some details, such as a large 2019 study from the Journal of the American Heart Association. It found that eating more plants could reduce heart disease by 16 percent and risk of early death by 25 percent. Cardiovascular diseases rate as the top cause of death globally, says the World Health Organization.
If you care about the planet, agriculture, including factory farming threatens 86 percent of 28,000 species that could be extinct in the future, according to the United Nations. If we eat more vegetables, fruit, pulses and beans, and grains, we’ll save our health and our planet.
Watch this video with Sharon Palmer, RD, and lets love ourselves some plants for dinner tonight! And while we’re at it, make sure you watch this video from my favorite exercise authority, Jan Schroeder, Ph.D. She makes it easy, like Sharon does with moving away from so much meat to a better diet all around. Yes, you can eat more plants and be healthier, with your very next meal.