Many people in the United States have a hard time understanding the benefits of alternative diets because they grew up on a Standard American Diet (or SAD for short) and are used to a higher percentage of processed foods than our counterparts worldwide. Meal choices such as the fast-food hamburger, soft drinks, processed meats and genetically altered vegetables can lead us into dietary habits that cause us to become unhealthy over time. Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Vitamin Deficiency, High Cholesterol, Asthma and Self-Confidence issues can all be directly linked to our dietary choices. You only get out what you put in, as they say.
Part of the problem is that most people in America have been told from a young age to eat the foods that advertise the most. Namely fast food and junk food. Our on-the-go way of life supports a drive-through mentality, and members of alternative dietary lifestyles such as vegetarians and vegans have often been portrayed in the media as “weird” or require you to be a “tree hugger” to take part when nothing could be further from the truth.
You don’t have to completely stop eating meat to be healthier. You don’t have to eat only tofu to be a vegan. Healthy doesn’t always mean bad-tasting, but it does mean being open to trying new things and finding what works best for you. This website is built around the idea that you can make changes in your life that will help you reach your goals of being healthy. On top of that, all of our recipes support a vegan lifestyle, helping you get the best tasting nutrition out there.
Even if you have no plans of giving up steak and ribs, and you don’t see yourself eating salad and tofu day in and day out, you can find some recipes here that will let you bring something new to the dinner table. Instead of soda, you might try a Vegetable-Fruit juice drink. Or, maybe, you might find a dish that makes a great side to your meat and potatoes. Maybe you might find something you enjoy enough to go from eating meat 7 days a week to 4. You can do as much, or as little, as you feel comfortable with. Every little bit helps.
You are encouraged to read our articles, watch the videos available for improving your life, and feel free to comment and express your opinion. Please keep in mind that all information on this website is informational only, we are not giving medical advice in any capacity – simply sharing our own personal experiences. That being said, it is often a good idea to include some form of exercise when dieting, and you should always consult your physician before making any dietary changes or starting any fitness program. Likewise, if you are currently on any medication prescribed to you by a doctor and are looking to change your diet for a healthier you, that is terrific and we wish you the best, however, please consult your doctor before discontinuing any medication.
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