Is a vegan diet really healthy?
People constantly ask me if I’m vegan … if you really need to label me, I prefer to be called a Lisa-tarian. I choose Kind Food that supports my community and my health, I shop at farmers’ markets first and independent stores second, I’m fiercely committed to organics and healthy soil, and I trace my food back to where it came from in order to decide it’s what I want to eat (or not). I do believe in eating a lot of plants. A vegan diet can be healthy in many ways, but …
Not all vegan food is created equal.
Just because something is vegan, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better for our health, our planet, or even the animals. Sometimes, vegan isn’t enough. If we choose to be vegan for the animals, don’t we have more of a responsibility than just not eating animals? When vegetables are sprayed with harmful pesticides making their way into our shared water, soil and air, this harms our animals. Don’t fool yourself, insecticides, pesticides and herbicides are absolutely meant to harm living things to begin with. When toxic and processed foods then find their way from field and factory onto our plates and into our bodies … think of how they arrived there. Production, processing, and packaging can be super harmful to everyone involved in the supply chain and beyond.
Choose to eat a Kind Food Plate … plant-based (vegan) ingredients that are kind, whole, organic, non GMO … made and grown by people, not by industrial labs and factories.
It may sound intimidating or limiting … but when you consider the effects that your food choices have on your health (and our world), you’ll be happy that you considered where your food came from, first and foremost.
Something that I always ask my kids, friends, clients to do is to trace all food back to where it came from … if it feels good to you, then it’s a good, kind, conscious choice for you.