There has been much discussion around why people who chose a plant-based lifestyle do not receive the proper nutrients, vitamins, and minerals from just eating vegetable fruits, legumes, and nuts.
Unfortunately, this is an entirely false narrative with a long history of misinformation, mainly by the meat snd poultry industry. Contrary to popular belief, many medical doctors are not taught or have not been educated on massive data and research. The fact of the matter is, eating a plant-based diet can reverse many chronic diseases and allow people to relieve themselves from taking so many different medications.
A plant-based diet is low in saturated fat, free of cholesterol, and rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Research also reveals that following this type of lifestyle will lower your risks of Heart disease. Hypertension (high blood pressure), Diabetes, and help you lose weight.
Living a plant-based lifestyle is also beneficial to the brain and may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. A decline in brain health is not an inevitable part of aging. Nevertheless, our eating lifestyle can help us protect our memory and stay sharp into old age.
I have a saying; it is “Gods in your vegetables.” I say this because we are living beings who live off energy or body electricity. For our bodies to operate at optimum health, it is incumbent to feed our body living nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. The best way to do that is by eating fruits, vegetables, and legumes.
We instead consume dead meat, poultry, and fish voided by life snd life’s energy as so-called evolved humans. A live body deserves to be fed live food, not dead caucuses.
Our eating habits are part of our cultural conditioning. Diets rich in meat are linked to various health problems, from heart disease and strokes to type two Diabetes and some cancers—people who eat diets high in meat have also been found to live shorter lives.
Black Americans are 1.5 to 2.0 times more likely than whites to have most chronic diseases. Black children are disproportionately affected by racial/ethnic health disparities. Between 1960 and 2005, the percentage of children with a chronic disease in the United States almost quadrupled, with Black youth having a higher likelihood for these diseases. The most common major chronic diseases of Black youth in the United States are asthma, diabetes mellitus, obesity, hypertension, dental disease, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, mental illness, cancers, sickle-cell anemia, cystic fibrosis, and a variety of genetic and Other congenital disabilities.
In the picture above, it looks like a simple salad. However, just a salad made correctly can pack a punch of vitamins, minerals, and proteins.
This Salad is packed with all that you need to obtain optimum health and wellness. Everything we need is in this bowl; vitamins, minerals, fiber, and proteins—LIVING food for your LIVING body. God is in your vegetables.
Leafy Greens: Leafy green vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber but low in calories.
Eating a diet rich in leafy greens can offer numerous health benefits, including reduced risk of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and mental decline.
Tomatoes: The antioxidant lycopene’s primary dietary source has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K.
Onions: may have several health benefits, mostly due to their high content of antioxidants and sulfur-containing compounds. They have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and have been linked to a reduced risk of cancer, lower blood sugar levels, and improved bone health.
Cucumbers: They are low in calories but contain many essential vitamins and minerals and high water content. Eating cucumbers may lead to many potential health benefits, including weight loss, balanced hydration, digestive regularity, and lower blood sugar levels.
Chia Seeds: Chia seeds contain large amounts of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, plenty of high-quality protein, and several essential minerals and antioxidants.
They may improve digestive health, blood levels of heart-healthy omega-3s, and risk factors for heart disease and Diabetes.
Mushrooms: are a rich, low-calorie source of fiber, protein, and antioxidants. They may also mitigate the risk of developing severe health conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer, and Diabetes. They’re also excellent sources of Selenium.
Legumes (Red Beans): are typically low in fat, contain no cholesterol, and are high in folate, potassium, iron, and magnesium. They also contain beneficial fats and soluble and insoluble fiber. A good protein source, legumes can be a healthy substitute for meat, which has more fat and cholesterol.
Dont worry; I am not trying to turn you into a vegan. All I am doing is debunking the myth and our cultural conditioning about food and the Black American diet. Even if we eat meat less and more fruits and vegetables throughout the week, we can see changes in our health with a little exercise.