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10 Reasons to Go Buddha

Updated: Jan 23, 2020



Healthy Weight

People who eat a completely plant-based diet tend to have a lower body mass index (BMI) compared to meat-eaters. A plant-based diet is also one of the most effective ways to lose weight, allowing your body to stay nourished and controlling hungry with healthy plant fiber.


Heart Disease Prevention and Reversal

People who eat a plant-based diet are less likely to die from coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. In fact, heart disease death rates are 66% lower for plant-based men and a whopping 98% lower for plant-based women! Plant-based diets are also powerful enough to reverse heart disease. People suffering from heart disease who began eating a low-fat vegetarian diet reversed their atherosclerosis and experienced two times fewer cardiac events.


Cancer PREVENTION

People who eat a plant-based diet are less likely to die from all cancers. Specifically, research has shown they are 62% less likely to die from colorectal cancers and 85% less likely to die from breast cancer. Animal products are associated with higher cancer risk. Processed meats like bacon, hot dogs, ham, and salami increase cancer risk by 44%.



Diabetes Prevention and Reversal

People who eat a completely plant-based diet are 60% less likely to develop diabetes. Just like heart disease, a plant-based has the power to reverse diabetes. Compared to the standard recommended diabetic diet, a low-fat plant-based diet is more effective at reducing medication dependence.


Gut health

The bacteria residing in our digestive tract offers a lot of insight into overall health. Plant-based diets create prime conditions for a community of gut bacteria that promotes health through various mechanisms. Healthy gut bacteria makes it easier to maintain a healthy weight, prevent digestive diseases, and even prevent chronic diseases like heart disease.

Longevity