Paula and Jennifer were interviewed in New Vegan Age several years ago where they shared their faith and journey to a whole food, plant-based diet. Though their journey continues, their answers continue to remain the same.
They have found through the years that many people find it hard to believe that they have adopted a healthy plant-based diet. Below are some of the common questions they often get and the answers about why they became — and remain — healthy vegans.
What is a Whole Food, Plant-based Diet?
“Go Plant-Strong!™” – Rip Esselstyn
A whole food, plant-based diet is a diet strong in fruits, vegetables, potatoes, rice, corn, and legumes. It also includes whole grains, nuts, & seeds. A healthy plant-based diet excludes all animal-derived products, including beef, chicken, pork, fish, eggs, dairy, and honey.
Why a Whole Food, Plant-based Diet???
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates
Research shows that a whole food, plant-based diet is not only the healthiest way to eat, but it is the best way to 1) stop and reverse the most common chronic diseases and illnesses that plague our nation, 2) reduce and eliminate world hunger, 3) drastically cut health care costs, and 4) care for all of God’s beautiful Creation.
Isn’t a Whole Food, Plant-based Diet extreme?
“Some people think the “whole food, plant-based diet” is extreme. Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme.” – Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn in the Forks Over Knives Documentary.
More than 600 Million people world-wide are vegan, and that number is growing every year. If you’d like to lose weight, have more energy, and feel better all around… we believe that a whole food, plant-based diet is the way to go!!!
Want to know more?
Check out their book Change the Food, Change the World: A Catholic Perspective on Fostering a Culture of Life Through A Plant-Based Diet available on Amazon.
For further information, check out some of Paula and Jennifer’s favorites like the documentaries Forks Over Knives and Vegucated. Plus, check out The China Study, the McDougall Program, and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) for tons of great information.
Want to give it a try? Here are a few of our fav sites with tons of recipes:
Not ready for the commitment?
Why not join the millions of others who are trying out Meatless Mondays?! Just skip all animal products (beef, chicken, pork, fish, eggs, and dairy) and replace them with healthier, plant-based options. You’ll be surprised at how much better you feel!!!
Keep us posted!
If you do decide to try a plant-based, whole foods diet, email us, and let us know the difference it’s made in your life. We’d love to hear from you!