We Are What We Eat
The food we eat is the base for our wellness.
Nutritionists, Doctors and Experts are more often suggesting a balanced vegan diet which, if followed choosing quality food, is definitively able to reach the Recommended Daily Intake of proteins, minerals and vitamins essential for a healthy living.
Many scientific studies confirm that a massive consumption of animal derived proteins rises the risk factor associated with health issues or severe diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and heart problems. Dr.Franco Berrino, Oncologist at Istituto Italiano Tumori in Milan, indicates that many of these visceral dysfunctions are unequivocally associated to an unbalanced alimentary practice and sedentary lifestyle.
Nutritional science is telling us to support and push toward a well balanced diet with a strong presence of vegetables and ideally free of industrially refined food.
American Dietetic Association supports the fact that well planned Vegan or Vegetarian diets are healthy and rich enough of nutrients that can prevent or cut down health issues. You can adopt these specific diets at anytime and regardless of age or gender. Vegetarian or Vegan diets are embraced by professional athletes, breast-feeding moms, infants, adolescents with no problems of any sort.
According to an EPIC study (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) over a 60.000 person pool, showed that vegetarians have 12% less chance to develop any form of cancer. Focusing on leukaemia, stomach and bladder cancer these figures get even lower with over 45% less chance to develop it. A medium-high fibre intake, typical of vegetarian or cereal-rich diets, helps the intestine functions, also reducing heart stress. Vegan or vegetarian subjects show lower hypertension associated issues and, on average, lower blood pressure comparing to carnivores.
“The beneficial effects brought by a plant-based diet are wider and much more astonishing than any drug
or surgery used during medical practice.”
T. Colin Campbell, The China Study, 2005