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Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.

– Albert Einstein

If one of your goals is to lose weight, then studies have shown that a vegan diet is the most effective for weight loss compared to vegetarian, pescetarian, reducetarian, and omnivore diets.

Pure food is to the body as positive thought is to the mind. A light, nutritious diet is a must for real spiritual development.

– Kaliji

Every kilogram of beef requires 100,000 liters of water to produce. By comparison, a kilogram of wheat requires just 900 liters, and a kilogram of potatoes just 500 liters.

– T. Colin Campbell

Dairy isn’t the only resource for calcium. As a matter of fact calcium wouldn’t even be present in milk if the cows didn’t eat grass (aka plants). Either way, calcium is found quite readily in plant-based foods

Good sources for calcium in a plant-based diet:

  • Soy products – tofu, soy milk
  • Nuts – almonds, peanuts, cashews
  • Legumes
  • Tahini – Bonus: unhulled tahini has up to 10 times more calcium than ordinary white tahini
  • Green vegetables – broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, green beans, leeks, and leafy greens
  • Fruits – oranges, figs
  • Whole grains – oats
  • Seitan – go for plain or frozen – other varieties often have a lot of salt or oil

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

– Author Michael Pollan “This Is Your Mind On Plants”

Stress is caused by being ‘here’ and wanting to be ‘there’.

~ Eckhart Tolle

A plant-based diet reduces your blood sugar and chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

“Under duress, we don’t rise to our expectations, we fall to our level of practice.”

~ Bruce Lee

“Every intention is the trigger for transformation.”

~ Deepak Chopra

Carbohydrates – which come almost exclusively from plants – are the most efficient fuel for exercise, much more so than protein which wastes 20-30% of each calorie as heat.

A plant-based diet reduces your blood sugar and chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

Our choices about what we eat are making a huge difference, right now, creating a sea-change in cultural perception about the plant-based movement and in the process fortifying our bodies, saving our planet, and rescuing some of the billions of animals killed for human consumption every day.

Happiness is not ready made. It comes from your own actions.

~ Dalai Lama IV

“I’ve found that a person does not need protein from meat to be a successful athlete. In fact, my best year of track competition was the first year I ate a vegan diet.” – Carl Lewis

“Fall in love with your stress or it’s going to kill you.”

~ Marilu Henner

“Let’s stop talking about veganism as a matter of compassion, benevolence and other nice-sounding, but ultimately anthropocentric missives.

The idea that we are ‘being kind’, ‘acting compassionately’, or ‘saving lives’ just by being vegan is misguided. It’s also paternalistic.

Veganism is a matter of justice, and it reflects the absolute minimum of justice that I owe other persons (human and non).

That doesn’t mean we’re not compassionate people. It doesn’t mean we can’t act compassionately toward other animals (human or non). It just means that veganism is what we owe them. It’s not an act of charity.”

– Vincent Guihan

It only takes 66 days to fully form a new habit.

The United States ranks below 93% of all other countries for heart disease deaths per capita each year.

One person dies every 36 seconds from cardiovascular disease.

About 659,000 people die from heart disease each year in the US—that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.

A plant-based diet helps prevent heart disease.

Source: CDC