By Chetali Jain
Marijuana, Cocaine, Alcohol, Tylenol, Valium—these substances are typically what comes to mind when we hear the word ‘drug.’ But by definition a drug is anything we ingest or absorb that has a physiological effect on our bodies.
This makes food the most predominant drug (besides air or water, of course) on this planet. Good food has the power to cure all kinds of debilitating diseases that plague our society: diabetes, cancer, depression, and so on. With this high comes a dangerous low, however. Bad food can devastate the internal balance of an organism.
So what defines a good or bad food? The answer goes so much further than to simply say processed food is bad and natural food is good. The majority of people believe that a grilled chicken sandwich or scrambled eggs is a health-conscious dietary choice, but they would be wrong. Many studies have proved the negative effect that animal proteins have on the human body.
According to Dr. John McDougall, “Protein, fat, cholesterol, methionine (a sulfur-containing amino acid), and dietary acids, which are all superabundant in animal foods, are poisoning nearly everyone following the standard Western diet.” Animal by-products are especially acidic and, on the scale they are being consumed, detrimental to overall health of an individual.
Eliminating all animal proteins from your diet will eliminate the five aforementioned components in animal foods which would benefit your body. There are countless testimonials of people with incurable, hopeless diseases who live normal and healthy lives because they shifted to a Vegan, plant-based diet. Reports of increased energy, lower blood sugar and/or cholesterol, overall improvement in function are commonly witnessed with the change to Veganism. It is difficult in today’s society to be Vegan, no doubt about that, but the more enlightened the population becomes, the more accepted Veganism will be.
Are you ready to make the switch?
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