Let Go and Let Live!

colourSome people think the plant-based, whole-foods diet is extreme. Half a million people a year will have their chests opened up and a vein taken from their leg and sewn onto their coronary artery. Some people would call that extreme. ~Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

The negative impact of consuming meat includes excessively high contributions to global greenhouse gas emissions, land and water pollution and depletion, violence towards animals, antimicrobial resistance, and negative impacts on human health.

If you don’t like seeing pictures of violence towards animals being posted, you need to help stop the violence, not the pictures.  ~Johnny Depp

Refined sugar has also become a menace to society.  Scientific research shows that refined sugar is more addictive than cocaine. A Fobzy.com article on common foods that contribute to cancer states, “Refined sugar is typically made from genetically modified sugar beets and consuming it spikes your body’s insulin levels which can in turn feed cancer cells.” It goes on to say, “Alcohol is the second largest cause of cancer after smoking! Excessive alcohol use is the main cause of mouth, esophagus, liver, colon, mouth, rectum, and female breast cancers.” “Refined flour is typically bleached to achieve it’s pure whiteness and can be found in some white breads and pasta. The food retains some of the chemicals which are then ingested, and upset the body’s natural blood sugar balance, increasing insulin production and encouraging the growth of cancer cells.”

Risks of Sugar are outlined in an article by berkeleywellness.com:

“Cardiovascular disease. In an important study in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers analyzed national data from the past 20 years and found that the 10 percent of people who consumed the most added sugar (25 percent or more of daily calories) were almost three times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than those consuming the least (less than 10 percent of daily calories), while those with intermediate sugar consumption had a one-third higher risk, on average. Elevated risk was seen regardless of body weight, physical activity level, age, sex, race/ethnicity, overall diet quality, and many other factors.

Stroke. In a large Swedish study in the Journal of Nutrition, which followed 68,000 healthy people (ages 45 to 83) for a decade, those drinking at least two cups of sugary beverages a day were about 20 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than those who rarely drank them.

Hypertension. In an analysis of data from 12 clinical trials, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, New Zealand researchers found that relatively high sugar intakes increased blood pressure by 6 to 8 points, on average. In fact, added sugar probably contributes more to hypertension than sodium does, concluded a review paper in the journal Open Heart.”

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The Solution is Simple:  A Plant Based Diet

Go Vegan.  Choose vegetables, legumes, fruits, whole grains, nuts and seeds.

UCLA reversed Alzheimer’s in 9 out of 10 patients when they eliminated processed sugar, simple carbohydrates and meat from the diet.  They added more greens, colourful vegetables, whole grains, nuts, fish oil, plus a few fruits and regular Yoga, Meditation, and Exercise.

The following outlines my daily Vegan diet, which was channelled from the Angels.  Lunch alone provides over 46 grams of protein.  When you go Vegan, it’s recommended you consume 2-5 Tablespoons of ground flax seed per day for Omega-3’s, plus 1000mg Vitamin B12 per week.  I consume a variety of nuts, seeds plus ground flax seed instead of fish.

Breakfast: 1 Cup Blueberries, 1 Cup whole grain cereal (e.g. 1/4 cup brown rice cereal in 1 cup boiling water, cooked for 3 minutes), topped with pure apple butter (made without sugar), sprinkled with ground flax seed, hulled hemp seed, and assorted nuts.

Lunch:  Raw veggies and Hummus, plus 2 cups Lentil soup (Lentil Soup: 2 cups dried green lentils, 1 large onion, 2 carrots, 1 bunch chopped kale, 8 cups water or broth, plus 1 large can chopped tomatoes cooked for an hour on the stove.)

Dinner: Green Salad sprinkled with Chopped Peppers, Radishes, Nuts, Green Peas, Navy Beans and Black Beans, plus a  Vegetable Stir Fry, with Quinoa instead of rice.

Worried about getting enough protein if you go Vegan?

Women should eat around 46 grams of protein per day, and men should eat around 56 grams, advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Two cups of Lentil soup, a half cup of hummus with veggies, plus a sprinkling of 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast on popcorn will give you well over 60 grams of protein.   One cup of Brown Rice provides 6 grams of protein, a cup of Quinoa provides 8 grams of protein, and 1/4 cup of Nutritional Yeast provides 16 grams of protein.  I’ve put together a chart to show some other sources of protein in a plant based diet.

One cup of cooked Lentils 18 grams of protein
One cup of cooked Pinto Beans 15 grams of protein
One cup of cooked Kidney Beans 15 grams of protein
One cup of cooked Navy Beans 15 grams of protein
One cup of cooked Chick Peas 14.5 grams of protein
One cup of cooked Lima Beans 13 grams of protein
One cup of cooked Pasta 12 grams of protein
One cup of cooked Green Peas 8 grams of protein
One Cup of Brussels Sprouts 5.5 grams of protein
One cup of Boiled Collard Greens 5 grams of protein
One Cup diced boiled Asparagus 4.5 grams of protein
One 5 1/4-ounce baked White or Sweet Potato 4 grams of protein
One Cup of Raw Broccoli 3 grams of protein
One cup boiled Beets 3 grams of protein
One Cup chopped raw Kale 2.9 grams or protein
One cup cooked acorn Squash 2.5 grams or protein
One cup of steamed Cauliflower 2.5 grams of protein
One cup raw sliced Mushrooms 2 grams of protein
One cup uncooked Onions 1.75 grams of protein

Vegan food is amazing and full of variety.  Go Vegan to enjoy wonderful flavours, astonishing health benefits, stop violence towards animals, save the lives of countless animals, reverse pollution, stop deforestation, and reverse global warming!

Blessings,
Elizabeth Rose
therosecottage.ca

 

Comments

  1. Barb Stillman says:

    Thank you so very much Elizabeth, as you know I am doing my very best to be gluten, lactose, dairy, wheat free and vegan . You have been invaluable in your help and suggestions of delicious foods to eat. I made vegan spaghetti sauce with gluten free noodles and it was delicious. I feel better and although I am not fully satisfied with my diet I am so far ahead of where I was and am feeling lighter and less pan. Thank you again. Many Blessings for all your work in trying to wake us up. God Bless love Barb ❤️❤️

    • Elizabeth Rose says:

      Hi Barb,

      Thank you! Congratulations on making a positive impact, both on your body and on the planet! The world thanks you!

      Much Light, Love and Joy!

      Elizabeth