Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Engine 2 Challenge - Why Plant Based?

So why eat only plant-based foods?  {I'll be using quotes from The Engine 2 Diet book to answer this question}

1.  Cheese is, simply put, a disease promoting, nutritionally vacant, calorie-dense food that's loaded with saturated fat and animal protein. 

2.  Although red meat has more fat than chicken, most people don't know that they both contain about the same amount of cholesterol and fish can contain more cholesterol than either red meat or chicken.

3.  The yolk of an egg contains 212 milligrams of cholesterol and 5 grams of fat.  The white is almost pure animal protein, which is harsh on the kidneys and leeches calcium from your bones.

4.  Oil's nutrient content is low, its saturated fat level is high, and all that fat goes straight to your waist and eventually clogs up your arteries.

5.  One reason why Americans have such a high incidence of osteoporosis isn't a lack of dietary calcium but an excess of animal protein, which leaches calcium from the bones.

6.  Animal-based products contain all the building blocks for heart disease: artery-clogging saturated fat, plaque-promoting dietary cholesterol, cholesterol raising and inflammation-causing animal protein, and free-radical-promoting oxidants.

And those are just a few reasons why...there are so many more I can't list them all.  Eating a plant-based diet can protect against a wide variety of diseases.  Visit Engine 2 for FREE Resources and Research.  

So I know you are wondering what in the world is left if you take out dairy, meat, and oil.  Well, there are actually a ton of options!!  Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans to mention a few.

I'll be posting more on that later, but for now, take a peek at the muffins I made yesterday.  Made with no oil or dairy, all plant-based. :)  Recipe from Happy Herbivore Light & Lean.

If you would like to learn more, then you can visit Engine 2 online or purchase The Engine 2 Diet book.


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