A while back, we informed you about the dangers of sugar and according to scientific studies, its correlation to the major killers in the US; mainly diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Now with this post, we invite you to watch for yourself this documentary that examines the various studies showing the correlation between an animal product diet and disease vs. a vegan diet and the possible reversal of disease. The documentary traces the careers and research of American physician and former Olympic rowing champion Caldwell Esselstyn and Cornell professor of nutritional biochemistry T. Colin Campbell, author of more than 300 scientific papers.
Indeed, a recent poll from The Vegetarian Resource Group indicates that 3% of Americans consider themselves vegetarian, up from 1% in 1997. The USDA also released their most recent dietary guidelines, with vegetarian and vegan versions. Vegan converts listed health, environmental impact, and fear of food-borne diseases as major reasons for this change. From an individual’s point of view, a vegan diet makes you feel more energetic, young, and physically active. From a society’s point of view, after knowing that more than 75% of health care costs are due to chronic conditions, such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer (all mentioned in this documentary as being major consequences for an animal-based and processed foods diet), a vegan diet might be worth considering for the greater good.