In light of the global health pandemic, many individuals are reevaluating their relationship with food and nutrition. During the COVID-19 outbreaks many doctors have spoken out that in order to keep the body at its healthiest, to boost the immune system, it is worthwhile to consider going vegan—or at least opt for a predominantly plant-based diet. Below is a recount of the personal journey of a FnB professional and founder of vegan/plant based restaurants from being an avid meat eater. Read on:
The benefits of a plant-based diet are numerous, least of which will be protection against cancer, heart-disease & diabetes. The best body defense is eating immune boosting plant-based foods rich in vitamins A, C, E and Zinc. My advice would be to consider your body as a part of the greater ecosystem, treat it with respect and kindness, nourish your body with a variety of green leafy veggies, colorful fruit and vegetables. Basically consider your plate as a chance to “eat the rainbow”. You deserve to be healthy and to live a long life that is unencumbered by disease and inflammation that could be completely preventable through diet.
“A good diet is the most powerful weapon we have against disease & sickness,” writes Dr. T. Colin Campbell, author of The China Study. Start where you can! I would like to go one step further, taking the cause to the next level, consider starting your journey by choosing to eat plant-based for 1 meal a day, a movement gaining traction thanks to Amis Cameron, activist author and wife of film director James Cameron.