DAY 10: Former Miss World Rosanna Davison and Dr. Ornish on Improving Well-Being
Looking for a good read on the benefits of a vegan diet? Check out what the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, says in its position paper on vegetarian and vegan diets. It concludes that vegan diets are not only safe for all stages of the lifecycle, but they provide benefits against cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
Today’s Meal Plan and Recipes
Susan Says: Minutes after one high-fat meal, your triglycerides go up, your cholesterol increases, and your blood-clotting factors have been activated. Imagine the damage of years of high-fat meal consumption!
PCRM’s public service announcement Med School lets viewers know that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and other vegetarian foods can help fight disease. This takeoff on today’s popular TV medical dramas shows interns on hospital rounds, working to diagnose patients and prescribe the right treatment.
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A Message from Dr. Ornish
Part of the value of science is to help us to understand the powerful effects of the diet choices we make each day—and how changing these may dramatically improve our health and well-being. These improvements occur more quickly than once believed possible. Connect the dots between what you eat and how you feel. Eat predominantly fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and soy products. These foods are rich in good carbs, good fats, good proteins, and other protective substances. There are at least 100,000 substances in these foods that have powerful anti-cancer, anti-heart-disease and anti-aging properties. For a few of my nutrition tips, visit my Kickstart page >
A Message from Rosanna Davison
Get rid of dairy products. I feel so much healthier on a plant-based, vegan diet. The amount of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients in plant-based foods gives me an extra edge as an athlete. It also helps propel me through long days in the science lab, between biochemistry exams, and long photo shoots. For a few of my nutrition tips, visit my Kickstart page >