One simple way to eat more healthfully is to add more color to your plate. Learn how at ThePowerPlate.org. This website shows you how to add more color to your plate with fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains—the four food groups that provide all the good nutrition you need.
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In PCRM’s first animated PSA, Mr. Banana, Ms. Broccoli, and other fruits and veggies feel misunderstood because too many people don’t appreciate the ability of fruits and vegetables to provide optimum nutrition and prevent obesity and diet-related diseases.
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A Message from Dr. Campbell
If you had a friend who had been a smoker all of his or her life and looked to you for advice, would you tell them to cut down to only two cigarettes a day or would you tell them to quit smoking all together? Moderation—even with the best intentions—sometimes makes it more difficult to succeed. Why should you try a totally plant-based diet? Because it can stop the development of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. The epidemic of chronic, degenerative diseases like these that are sweeping the world can be stopped and reversed with a plant-based diet. The solution lies in the choices we make about what we put on our plates.
Susan Says: The American Institute for Cancer Research declared that there is no safe amount of processed meat consumption because of its association with increased colorectal cancer risk. Processed meats include hot dogs, sausage, ham, deli meats, and bacon.