Black Westchester Publisher Damon K. Jones educates the audience on the importance of healthy eating at book signing and presentation in support of his new book, The Empowering Benefits of Detoxing, Cleansing & Eating Clean, Saturday, October 30th at the Mount Vernon Public Library.
The Empowering Benefits of Detoxing, Cleansing & Eating Clean is a very important and timely book especially with many feeling the results of being shuttered in and working from home – eating more, sitting down more and getting less exercise – something that is plaquing many across the nation. But the book is so much more than just eating right and exercising more, it’s about – as the liner notes state; ‘Gaining optimum health & Wellness to charge your body’s mental clarity and spiritual frequency through food.’ The pandemic turned everyone’s world upside down but as we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel we must reboot, recharge, re-energize and refocus and that’s why this is a necessary and timey book.
“I started BeBlacktastic.com to bring information to black men about health, wellness, diet, and nutrition. Black Americans choosing a Plant-Base Lifestyle is a healthy opportunity for Black families and Black communities to reverse many of our illnesses that historically was known to be hereditary,” Jones continues. “Black Americans seem to be the hardest hit when it comes to obesity. Black women have the highest rates of obesity compared with other ethnic groups in the United States. About four of five Black American women are categorized as overweight or obese. When you have weight disparities, you ultimately have health disparities. Black adults are twice as likely as white adults to have a stroke, twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, 3 and 1.5 times as likely to have high blood pressure. Black Americans not only experience higher prevalence rates of these health problems, but they’re also more likely to die from them. Black Americans are 2.3 times as likely to die from diabetes complications. Although black women are 10% less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer, they’re almost 40% more likely to die from the disease.”
Historically, Veganism, Vegetarianism, or Plant-Based have been seen as primarily a “white thing,” but this is far from the truth. On a global level, Black people have traditionally eaten food with more vegetables and grains than meat. Having a lifestyle of just eating vegetables, fruits, and the earth’s herbs has a historical place in the Afro-American and Afro-Caribbean culture.
“We are living in a time that fast foods and quick fix eating, we must begin retraining our thoughts, habits, and culture and get back to the basics of a healthy diet,” Jones writes. “Black Americans looking for nutrients from plant foods will change their lifestyle for health-promoting options like whole grains, fruit, nuts, seeds, and vegetables, packed full of beneficial fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Changing our lifestyle will save our lives. Changing our eating lifestyle will genuinely mean that Black Lives Matter will matter how we choose to eat. If Black Lives really mattered, we would build a better, healthier future for our people. It should be a priority to unite our communities to be united in a shared commitment to achieving better health for everyone. Our main aim is to improve healthy eating habits, information & inner strength.”
Damon shared that choosing a healthier lifestyle and exercise is a healthy opportunity for Black families and Black communities to reverse many of our illnesses that historically was known to be hereditary.
“We must retrain our thoughts, habits, and culture and get back to the basics of healthful eating. For Black Americans getting your nutrients from plant foods will change our lifestyle for health-promoting options like whole grains, fruit, nuts, seeds, and vegetables, packed full of beneficial fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Changing our lifestyle will save our lives,” Damon shares.
You can buy the book now on Amazon