That’s right, Oprah Winfrey is asking viewers to consider adopting plant-based diets for health, ethical, and environmental reasons.
Did you know? Diseases of affluence, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and even cancer, are on the rise in many areas of the world. This is especially true in countries that consume excessive amounts of meat, dairy, and refined sugar.
The ‘Western diet’ does not promote optimal health because of the size of portions served, as well as the quality of food. Interestingly, just making a few changes to one’s diet – including cutting down on meat consumption and excess sugar while consuming more fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts and seeds – can transform peoples’ health.
Countless anecdotes proclaim this to be true, as do an assortment of studies. Another influential person you’ll hear promoting this way of thinking is none other than the ‘Queen of Television’, Oprah Winfrey.
Recently, Oprah hosted Wayne Pacelle on a Super Soul Sunday episode. During the segment, the two discussed the connection between humans and animals as Pacelle promoted his new book, The Humane Economy.
Not only did the two discuss the “schizophrenic” relationship humans tend to have with animals, Pacelle also introduced the concept of Meatless Mondays, which basically means people give up eating meat for an entire day every week.
Wayne Pacelle relays on his blog that the trend is growing in popularity because it’s such a simple way for the average citizen to benefit their own health, the animals, and the environment. Be sure to learn more by watching the video below:
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