You might be vegan because you love animals or because you’re trying to protect our planet. Or maybe you just want clearer skin. Whatever your reason, karma has your back because choosing a plant-based diet will likely also extend your life—dramatically!
Most people traipse through life assuming they’ll die when they die, and that it’s really out of their hands. But in reality, we have a lot of control over our well-being and longevity. When we harness the power of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds, and skip the artery-clogging meat, dairy, and eggs, magical things can happen in our bodies. Our bodies can heal from disease. They can cleanse. They can regenerate. And they can live a long-ass time.
The vegan centenarians in this video provide a little glimpse at what conscious plant-powered living can do. Plus, aren’t they adorable?
It’s time we stop buying funeral plots and start planning our 100th birthday parties because if we’re eating a healthy whole-foods plant-based diet (and taking our vitamin B12), our chances jump way up that we just might be some of the world’s next centenarians.
A Plant-Based Diet Can Do So Much Good For Your Health
Removing the meat, dairy, and eggs from your diet and replacing them with healthy whole foods (fruit, veggies, grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds) is a great way to instantly give your health a boost. If you eat a whole food plant based diet, you’ll likely experience some incredible health benefits, such as:
- Lower Cholesterol (often eliminating the need for statin drugs)
- Reduced Risk of Heart Disease (the #1 cause of death in the U.S.)
- Reduced Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
- Reduced Risk of Certain Cancers
- Reducing Risk of Stroke
- Reduced Risk of Impotence
Many people have also found that eating a plant-based has helped cure acne, improve mental clarity, increase energy, improve endurance and athletic performance, and more.
This Short Documentary Will Inspire You To Take Your Health Into Your Hands
If you’re feeling inspired to take control of your health destiny and be around to meet your great-great-grandchildren, I highly recommend picking up a copy of How Not To Die by Dr. Michael Greger (founder of NutritionFacts.org). It’s one of those books that’s not only life-changing but truly lifesaving as well.
But…What Will I Eat?
This is the fun part! There are so many plant-based recipes for you to explore.
If you don’t want to go through the work of finding recipes that will keep you well nourished and full, you can check out our “How Not to Die” meal plan inspired by Dr. Michael Greger’s Daily Dozen which will show you exactly how to eat healthy like a pro. You can also read through our How to Go Vegan guide for more information and guidance. Trust me, it’s not as hard as you may think!
Green smoothie cheers to a long and healthy life!