Vegan Diet Given a Second Look

To accompany yesterday’s post about meat consumption on the decline, here’s another great year-end news, as reported on US  News, no less!

But today, a growing number of people are giving vegan diets a second look, and nutritionists now believe that a well-thought-out vegan eating plan could be the most healthy way to live for most people.

This article also lists out some of the benefits of a plant-based diet:

Research has found that people who follow a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle enjoy a number of health benefits, Sheth said. These include:

  • Lower cholesterol levels.
  • Lower blood pressure.
  • A healthier body mass index.
  • Decreased risk for heart disease.
  • Decreased risk for cancer.
  • Better control and prevention of diabetes.

Another great thing about this write-up is that it actually rebuts all of the common misconceptions of an animal-free diet.

Sheth added that research has found vegan diets to be appropriate for people at all stages of the life cycle — even people at crucial stages, such as growing children, pregnant or lactating women, and highly active athletes.

If you’re on the fence yourself or know anyone who needs some encouragement to switch to a kinder, eco-friendly, healthy lifestyle, this article is a great starting point. And of course, having delicious vegan options to try is a big plus and that’s what One Veg World is here for. 🙂 Our international dishes recreate many of your favorites – just with no animal products.

Here’s one of our crowd favorites, the “Enchanted Garden”. This refreshing salad comes with grilled veggie (soy) chicken and a dairy-free, creamy cucumber dressing.

Have a healthy and happy day!

“Forks Over Knives”: Celebs Switching to a Plant-based Diet

Wow, so awesome! Recently, celebrities Russell Brand, Ozzy Osbourne, Eliza Dushku, Rick Fox (3-time NBA Champ) proclaimed their switch to a plant-based diet after watching “Forks Over Knives.” Hopefully, they’ll continue to use their voice to spread the veg message.

This eye-opening documentary examines how many degenerative diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke, obesity etc. can be prevented through an animal-free diet. It’s based on decades of research conducted independently by two pioneering vegan researchers, Dr. T. Colin Campbell (The China Study) and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn. Our heroes! ❤

Check out the trailer for “Forks Over Knives”:

For more info on the film, visit their website: www.forksoverknives.com

Change your diet, save your life!

ACTRESS/FORMER MISS PANAMA IS VEGETARIAN!

Patricia De León, star of Telemundo’s Perro Amor and TNT’s Men of a Certain Age, urgest her fellow Latinos to be veg for health. A plant-based diet can reduce the risk of heart disease, certain types of cancer, strokes, obesity and diabetes.

Patricia said, “Growing up, I was always in and out of the hospital with stomach problems, and no one could figure out what was wrong. I decided to give up meat and become a vegetarian, and I haven’t had stomach problems since! I love eating healthy, delicious vegetarian meals and the options are endless. No matter where I go, I can find vegetarian dishes that satisfy my hunger and my taste for great food.”

Watch her PETA PSA here:

For a behind-the scenes interview with Patricia:

Kudos Patricia! You’re beautiful inside and out!