Thursday, July 28, 2011

Vegan Diet Evolution

"Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival on Earth, as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet"
- Albert Einstein

It's already widely known and accepted that large-scale animal agriculture is extremely devastating to the environment. In fact, the plain truth and economics of factory farming are the motivating factors for many new people who embrace the vegan diet every year. Giant livestock operations in the US and abroad produce vast amounts of waste, and some can be compared to small cities in regards to waste production. Many people have embraced a vegan diet because they do not want to contribute to this environmentally harmful method of food production; many more are aware that a vegan diet is optimal for health.

The health benefits of the vegan diet are endless and, for some, life changing! People who follow a well-planned plant-based diet, have low rates of heart disease, cancer, and medical issues. Obesity prevalence in vegans ranges from 0% - 6%. Even if you have a large appetite, as a vegan, you can consume large amounts of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and still maintain a healthy body weight. For many health-conscious people, the vegan diet is the only realistic option. Many medical and anthropological studies have shown that vegetarian/vegan populations tend to have less body fat than meat-eaters, and they experience lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other conditions linked to obesity.

The vegan diet is a part of our species evolution because unless we change the way we produce our food, we will not survive. Perhaps one day it will be too late and our supplies of antibiotics, clean water, and green pastures will all be wasted and contaminated.... but certainty, the potential exists for a greater future. Embrace the evolution of our diet, see how a vegan diet can change your life and your world for the better.