Dietary patterns that include processed foods and animal products, even in moderation, are the leading cause of modern diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
According to the latest statistics from Statistics South Africa, 52.7% of deaths in South Africa was from non-communicable diseases.
To put the above in perspective:
There is overwhelming scientific evidence, consistent across all types of research, supporting the health-promoting and health-protecting benefits of a Low-fat, Whole Food, Plant-based diet. As covered in The Forks Over Knives Plan by Alona Pulde, MD and Matthew Lederman, MD, you can expect significant life-changing results when you adopt a low-fat, whole-food, plant-based lifestyle.
As explained by Drs. Pulde and Lederman, some of the benefits of this lifestyle include:
A Whole Food, Plant-based diet (WFPBD) is centred around whole, unrefined or minimally refined tubers, starchy vegetables, whole grains and legumes with the addition of non-starchy vegetables and fruit. It excludes or minimises animal-based foods such as meat (including chicken and fish), dairy products and eggs as well as highly processed foods like flours, refined sugar and added free oils (including olive oil, coconut oil, etc.).
We share the views and follow the research of WFPB experts such as Prof. T Colin Campbell, Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Michael Greger and Dietitian Jeff Novick among others. Read more...
Interest in the WFPB lifestyle is growing exponentially in South Africa, with an increasing number of health professionals incorporating this way of eating into their practice. Adopting a WFPBD is the most significant contribution we as individuals can make to the ethical, environmental and food sustainability concerns of the world while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preserving our incredible planet for future generations.
The medical and/or nutritional information on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please seek medical advice before using diet to treat disease.
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