The evidence is out there: the more plant-based food a person eats, the lower the risk of developing a variety of chronic diseases, which, in turn, leads to a longer life.
But let’s be clear about one thing. Quality counts, so if your diet includes French fries and potato chips, both of which are plant-based, these so-called foods are not going to count as quality choices that reduce your risk of diseases. Refined grains that are usually found in crackers, cookies and cakes are also unhealthy plant-based food.
It’s really not confusing as to what constitutes quality plant-based food. Choose plant foods that haven’t been messed with, altered or packaged. Instead of processed apple slices sealed in plastic with a pretty label decorated with apple illustrations, eat a whole apple. Eat fresh kale, not processed kale chips in a plastic bag with an attractive green, leafy motif. Consuming plant-based food packaged by nature provides quality.
And you don’t necessarily have to eat vegetarian only. From the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Dr. Ambika Satija stated, “For heart health protection, your diet needs to focus on the quality of plant foods, and it’s possible to benefit by reducing your consumption of animal foods without completely eliminating them from your diet.” Even the medical profession is getting and giving a much-needed education.
The Difference Quality Makes
Study after study shows that consuming more high-quality plant-based food and less meat results in better health.
Mortality (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2010)
Those with a high-quality plant-based diet were 27 percent less likely to die of any cause and 37 percent less likely to die of cancer.
Coronary Heart Disease (Rotterdam Study):
Eating more plant protein and less animal-derived protein lowers the risk for coronary heart disease.
Consuming more animal protein and less plant protein increases the risk of heart disease.
Arterial Plaque (ELSA- Brazil Cohort Study)
Participants who regularly ate more plant-based protein were nearly 60 percent less likely to develop plaque in their arteries than those who ate more animal-based protein.
Type 2 Diabetes (The Singapore Chinese Health Study)
High intakes of red meat and poultry were associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes.
Supplementing high-quality plant-based food with high-quality AIM products providing concentrated plant nutrients packaged by nature can help to increase health benefits.
BarleyLife’s green nutrition from the juice powder of young barley plants delivers vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, chlorophyll and a virtual wealth of plant nutrients.
ProPeas offers an alternative to meat so that you have a healthy choice of protein from peas.
AIMega provides every cell in your body with omega-3 and -6 essential fatty acids from organic seed oils.
Just Carrots, RediBeets, LeafGreens and CoCoa LeafGreens provide more quality choices of supplementation. And Red Rush contains 500 mg of vegetable nitrate per bottle of beet juice. All deliver high-quality plant-based nutrients from whole foods. Quality counts.
The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products like BarleyLife and RediBeets and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.