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Save Your Health - One Bite at a Time

The road to healthy eating

Every minute in our country approximately two people diet from heart disease - the leading cause of death among men and women in the U.S. This year an estimated 1,400,000 new cases of cancer will diagnosed in the United States alone. While most of us know we should eat better, few realize that an estimated 68 percent of all disease today is related to diet.. The key to good health is in our own hands each time we sit down to eat.

Current medical research has revealed a significant fact: If you significantly reduce your consumption of meat and dairy products and center your diet on plant foods like fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes, you will improve your health and the increase your protection from many chronic diseases.

You'll hear this advice from organizations like the American Heart Association, the American Dietetic Association, the National Cancer Institute, and the American Cancer Institute. Why are plant foods so protective? They are loaded with health-promoting ingredients such as fiber, powerful antioxidants, and phytochemicals. Just as important is what plants don't have. They are cholesterol-free and almost all are low in saturated fat. A diet rich in plant foods has been shown to lower your risk of the following:

"There is no question that largely vegetarian diets are as healthy as you can get," explains Marion Nestle, chair of the nutrition department at New York University. "The evidence is so strong and overwhelming and produced over such a long period of time that it's no longer debatable."

Consider these Facts

What you can do

Healthy eating is as close as your next meal. The good news is that the food that is best for you is also best for the environment, creating healthy people and a healthy planet.

Eat right: Add some meatless meals in your routine by enjoying some of the following:

Learn more: Contact EarthSave for information about the benefits of plant-based eating.

Join EarthSave: Support our campaign to educate, inspire, and empower people to shift toward a diet centered on fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes--- food choices that are healthy for people and for the planet.