Meat and the Environment
The Amazing Health Benefits of Turmeric
Raising animals for food requires massive amounts of land, food, energy, and water and causes immense animal suffering. This article and statistics are courtesy of PETA.
Globally, animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gases than all the world’s transportation systems combined. According to the United Nations, a global shift toward a Whole Foods plant based/vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.
Eating Healthy is Expensive - Fact or Fiction?
The amazing health benefits of turmeric and curcumin include the ability to reduce inflammation, heal wounds, improve skin health, protect cognitive abilities, and ease menstrual difficulties. Turmeric also helps eliminate depression, alleviate pain, slow down aging, protect the digestive tract, may even help in preventing cancer.
Everywhere you turn these days, turmeric is being touted for its health benefits. Turmeric, an ingredient a variety of blend of spices, and is a great addition to tasty plant based recipes like the Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower (recipe below). It is commonly used in India and China and has developed a reputation around the world as a superfood. That’s because curcumin, a naturally occurring chemical contained within turmeric, is thought to provide pain relief, reduce inflammation, fight heart disease and provide a more natural way to fight chronic health conditions.
Eating healthy is expensive - Fact or Fiction?
“Is eating a plant-based diet expensive?” I get this question or some variation of it often. “How much does it cost?” “Is it more expensive?” “Where do you shop?” “Fresh fruits and vegetable are so expensive and those plant based meat alternatives are way beyond my budget!” You get the idea. So, below, I’ll do my best to bust some of these myths.
Is Eating a Plant-Based Diet Expensive?
If you buy seasonal fruits and veggies and whole grains and beans you may save money on a plant-based diet. If you buy faux meat, packaged foods, and produce that is flown in from half way around the world it is gonna cost you. Remember many of the poorer people in the world subsist on things like rice, beans, grains such as quinoa, millet, barley, potatoes, etc. These are all whole food plants, are not expensive and are nourishing and filling.